IHEEM have announced that, in collaboration with the Northern & Yorkshire NHS Assessment Centre, they are creating a national healthcare engineering apprentice programme which will be delivered through a national procurement to be developed and managed in partnership by The NHS Salisbury Procurement Hub. The accredited programme, which also has the full support of Hefma, will be based on the successful apprenticeship scheme that has been running in the North East for over 40 years.
In a joint statement, Pete Sellars, CEO of IHEEM, Wayne Carr, Chairman of Northern & Yorkshire Assessment Centre and Simon Dennis, Commercial Manager, Salisbury Procurement Hub said “We are all delighted to be working together in partnership to develop this important and much needed national healthcare engineering apprenticeship programme. The plan to support the national roll out the programme run by Northern & Yorkshire Assessment Centre is undoubtedly the most effective way to support NHS Trusts and NHS Providers meet their local workforce needs.”
Pete Sellars added: “The partnership brings together IHEEM as the leading Healthcare Professional Institute, Northern & Yorkshire Assessment Centre with over 43 years of experience of delivering apprentice programmes to the North East alongside the Salisbury Procurement Hub’s extensive knowledge and skills in bringing apprenticeship schemes to the NHS.
We look forward to keeping you updated on our progress and expect the programme to be in place next year”