LTH Apprenticeship Programmes Trainer recognised for Outstanding Contribution at Apprenticeship Awards

On Friday, 28th June, Jane Parkinson, Apprenticeship Programmes Trainer, won the Team Player Award at the Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Health and Social Care Apprenticeship Awards.

The awards are an annual celebration, hosted at Blackpool Winter Gardens, honouring the outstanding contribution and achievements the exceptional Apprentices from across Lancashire and South Cumbria have made over the last year.

After multiple nominations, Jane was recognised by the judging panel for her hard work and dedication to deliver successful apprenticeships and the impact that she has on the students and learner she interacts with.

This is not the first time that Jane has been recognised for the impact of her incredible work. Last year, she was a triple winner at the Trust’s Health Academy Education Awards, whilst also being shortlisted for a fourth.

Congratulations, Jane and thanks for all the hard work!

Including Jane, the Trust had twenty employees shortlisted across nine categories for the annual event.

Four other colleagues were also called up to the stage, as Highly Commended runners-up in their categories:

  • Stephanie Higham (Equality and Diversity)
  • Alexandra Rose Redfern (Rising Star T Level)
  • Emily Greenall (Perseverance)
  • Anu John (Above and Beyond).

Jackie Higham, Head of Widening Participation and Apprenticeships at the Trust, said:

“I’m so proud of our apprentices and apprenticeship delivery team. They are hardworking and dedicated, sometimes under challenging circumstances. Their recognition is very well deserved’.

Nominations for any of the 11 categories can be made by the employer, training provider or the apprentice themselves, with the Rising Star category also open to T Level students in their final year.

Congratulations to the following LTH employees who were also shortlisted:

  • Promotion: Christina Bolger;
  • Rising Star Apprentice – Ismail Sidat;
  • Rising Star T level – Amelia Phipps; Saira Kausar;
  • Equality and Diversity – Christina Bolger; Jemma Yates, Olivia Dymond;
  • Team Player – Jane Parkinson;
  • Perseverance – Charlotte Walmsley, Claire Bain;
  • Non-Clinical – Matthew Turner;
  • Innovation – Bethany Holmes, Charlotte Carter, Michelle Knowles.

The Trust had great success at last year’s award, too. Read all about the achievements here!