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Friday 27 November 2020
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L&D award win Allison Reader
Allison Reader (third from left) accepts the award from Sir Keith Pearson, Chairman, Health Education England

Another award win for Salford Royal’s Learning and Development team

Salford Royal’s Learning and Development team are celebrating winning their third award in 12 months at the National Health Education England’s Widening Participation Awards 2017; triumphing in the Partnership and Collaboration Category.

 

Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and Salford City College have worked in partnership to develop and successfully run the Sector Based Work Academy, an employability programme for the unemployed in Salford who have an interest in health care. Working in collaboration with the Job Centre Plus, the latest cohort of learners were a particular triumph: all of the 11 learners who completed a four-week classroom based programme followed by a 10-week ward placement (comprising two 12-hour shifts per week) have secured Clinical Support Worker jobs in the Trust. This far exceeds the team’s target for 40% of the students to be in paid employment or volunteering following the programme.

 

The success of the programme is testament to the close collaboration and supportive environment the partners provide to the learners throughout the programme. Plans are already underway to run a further two cohorts this year.

 

Claire Fretwell, Associate Director of L&D, said, “I’m very proud of the L&D team, and want to say a particular thanks to Allison Reader who collected the award on behalf of Salford Royal, at the Palace of Westminster, with Sue Hilton from Salford City College who has been pivotal in developing this partnership.”