B. Braun Medical Ltd expands apprenticeship scheme to train & retain future talent
B. Braun Medical Ltd has launched an enhanced apprenticeship programme to seek out and secure the ‘future talent’ of tomorrow.
The programme has grown this year to include the healthcare company creating two technical roles at apprentice level.
Joining three new apprentices on the existing programme studying NVQ Level 2 and 3 in Business Administration, the successful new technical applicants will be based in the workshop at B. Braun’s Technical Services building.
The engineering apprentices on the five-year programme will start in September – in line with the academic year – and have one day a week studying at college.
They will spend their first three years studying NVQ level 3 in engineering and the remaining two years undertaking internal development honing their skills in the instrument repair workshop.
Sam Keating, Learning and Development Advisor, said: “This is a really exciting move for us, and we’re really pleased to be enhancing our apprenticeship scheme in this way.
“Of the six apprentices that graduated most recently all have secured full-time jobs with us across the company from our marketing communications team to our home nursing business Transcare in roles including events, graphic and corporate design and sales support.
“Our apprenticeship programme is a core element of our business – we invest a lot of time, resources and effort in our apprentices to give them exposure to learning and development opportunities. That comes from board level and is reflected throughout B. Braun – everyone is very passionate about the enhanced experience we offer our apprentices. They work across different departments and arms of the company throughout their time with us so just about every member of staff knows them.
“They are the future talent and we want them to stay with us for a long time and develop their careers with us.
“With student tuition fees being as high as they are, we know that an apprenticeship scheme where you can study, train and take home a good wage is becoming an increasingly attractive alternative to university.
“We want to ensure we continue to attract, recruit, develop, and retain the highly skilled employees of tomorrow.”