The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

National Apprenticeship Week 2023 - Apprenticeship Q&A with Sophie Hall - First step on Nursing pathway

6 February 2023

NAW2023 case study Sophie HallName: Sophie Hall 

Job role: Apprentice Clinical Support Worker

CSU/area of work: Stroke and Neurosciences

What apprenticeship are you doing/have you done?
This is the first apprenticeship I have undertaken. The course I am currently studying is Apprentice Clinical Support worker.

Why did you choose to do an apprenticeship at Leeds Teaching Hospitals?

The reason I chose to complete my apprenticeship with the Leeds Teaching Hospitals, was the sheer gratitude and support shown by all the members of staff within the setting. Patient care is second to none, and the collaborative support thrives within the team morale.

 What are the benefits of doing an apprenticeship and why would you recommend it to others?

Being able to achieve a qualification while working a full-time role, is one of the positive benefits of the course. The team of friends gained in the collage environment along within the workspace allows you to always feel supported. Teamwork, friendship, and the knowledge gained are three reasons why I would recommend this apprenticeship to all individuals with a passion for patient centred care.

 What difference does this apprenticeship make?

This apprenticeship has given me a sense of purpose within the community. To be able to care for those most in need allows for pride and self-gratitude to shine through the service we are providing for them. The positive feedback from colleagues and patients makes the whole course worthwhile.

Do you have any advice for anyone interested in this apprenticeship?

 My biggest advice would be; throw yourself into the role, no question is ever dismissed, and all support is readily available.