The Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Partnership Trust hires six new IT apprentices

The Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Partnership Trust has employed six new apprentices to provide IT support across Staffordshire.

The apprentices, aged between 16-20, have joined the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Partnership NHS Trust’s information technology department. They will work in a range of areas providing support to staff and services across the county as well as gaining crucial skills for a career in IT.

18-year-old Luke Williams, who joined the Trust’s apprenticeship scheme after finishing sixth form and is working with the service management and Share Point team, said: “This apprenticeship means that I can further my love for IT. What I want to get out of this is a better understanding of working as part of an IT team  in the NHS. I would also like to get a qualification in IT which will hopefully help me get a full-time job at the end of it. To be honest, I would also like to get some new friends out of my experience.”

 

Amy Freeman, the partnership’s chief information officer, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for the super six, who are already using their IT skills to support the roll-out of mobile equipment to frontline staff.”