In the second of their interviews celebrating Scottish Apprenticeships Week, BBC Radio Orkney have spoken to two members of staff from NHS Orkney about their Modern Apprenticeships.
NHS Orkney offer two different types of Modern Apprenticeships, the first is clinical and covers areas such as wards, out patients and day surgery, while the non-clinical apprenticeship focuses on careers in administration, estates, finance and IT.
Harve Symonds recently completed a Clinical Modern Apprenticeship, and is now training to become an adult nurse with NHS Orkney through the Open University. Chloe Ritch is currently undertaking a non-clinical Modern Apprenticeship in Business Administration, and hopes to progress onto the Graduate Apprenticeship scheme.
Modern Apprenticeships are one of three levels of apprenticeship currently available in Orkney and is open to school-leavers aged 16 years and over, who are employed full-time and gain the qualification through work-based learning.
There are over 80 types of Modern Apprentice available in Scotland. You can learn more about the qualification at apprenticeships.scot
You can hear Chloe and Harve being interviewed along with their manager Rose Rendall here, from around the 12 minute mark.