Development Case Studies

Case Study 1 – Helen, Ward Sister, Ward 10

Helen entered into nursing without any formal qualifications, working as a HCA on the bank in 1991, until she was employed substantively in 1996. She was part of the pilot group for the first Rehabilitation Assistants in the Trust in 2003 and was then seconded to do her nurse training in 2004. Helen became an RGN in 2007 and is currently seconded as a Ward Sister on Ward 10.

Helen has been able to progress her career through studying for numerous NVQ (National Vocational Qualifications) awards over the years, including several in Healthcare. In addition to this, Helen also trained to be a vocational assessor, which has meant that she has been able to support other colleagues with their studies. Helen says that “NVQ’s have played a huge part in my progression.”

Case Study 2 – Adelle, Workforce Development & Engagement Officer

Adelle began work at East Cheshire NHS Trust in the Communications Department. She was given the opportunity to study for an Advanced Apprenticeship in Business Administration. The course took 12 months and included a presentation to her peers, as well as a project for her Maths key skill qualification.

Subsequently, Adelle was successful in her application for a higher banded role within the Engagement Team and continued to develop her skills. East Cheshire NHS Trust continues to support Adelle’s development. She is currently close to completing the ‘Inspiring Leaders’ programme, an internally delivered course for staff who may wish to become future leaders. Adelle has also recently signed up for the Higher Apprenticeship in Business Administration.

Adelle says “I really enjoy studying, and the challenges that this brings. I am pleased that I have been given the opportunity to develop my skills, whilst being supported by the trust. I hope that the new skills I learn can be put into practice as my career progresses.”

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