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Southport and Ormskirk Hospitals are Celebrating Recruiting their 100th apprentice

Southport and Ormskirk hospitals are celebrating recruiting their 100th apprentice on National Apprenticeship Week (4-8 March).

Alex Prior2Alexandra Prior joined the Trust in February as an administration apprentice, having worked for NHS Professionals within the safeguarding team.  She has already commenced her business administration level three apprenticeship in partnership with Southport College.  Alexandra joins a hugely successful apprenticeship programme now worth £764,000, one of the best NHS trust performances in the region.

Alex explains:

“I feel very privileged to have been given this excellent opportunity to springboard my career within the NHS – I’m looking forward to what the future may bring!”

The Trust currently offers 60 different courses via the apprenticeship route.  Courses are available in a wide range of subjects and levels – everything from an MBA to catering, pharmacy, midwifery, data analyst or even carpentry.

Victoria Kearny, Apprenticeship Lead explains:

“We are delighted to be able to announce our 100th apprentice – well-done Alex!  This is a fantastic route for anyone who wants to work and study at the same time.  This suits many people as the cost of the course is covered by the Trust, plus they still earn a wage.  This works well for those just starting out, but also assists continuous professional development for our existing staff.”

NHS Apprenticeship Vacancies can be searched using (Tip: set up an alert to be emailed about upcoming opportunities in your area).  Apprenticeship vacancies can also be searched at  Job vacancies at Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust can found here

To discuss apprenticeship opportunities at the Trust please contact Vicky Kearney at


Nursing Recruitment Event

Nurse Recruitment event 2019
On Saturday 23rd March, Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust will be hosting a nursing recruitment event from 11am-3pm.

This will be at Southport hospital, in the Clinical Education Centre.

Roles are available for registered nurses looking for a new role, students soon to qualify, or nurses hoping to return to practice.  Teams will be on hand to answer questions about any specific roles and departments.

Advice will be available about career development and training.  NHS Professionals will also be on hand for anyone looking for temporary roles with the nursing bank.

Interviews and advice will be available between 11-3pm on a drop-in basis.  Also, it is possible to apply online in advance via NHSjobs, and booked appointments will be confirmed.

For an informal chat, call Sharon Flatman on 01704 704801 or email


Community Chat Event: Learn More About Your Community

Formby Community Chat
Learn more about your community


Thursday 7 March 2019
6pm to 8pm

A more relaxed way for residents to talk to community groups, partners, agencies councillors and Sefton Council departments

A chance to put your questions to people from these organisations:
At Formby PDC
225 Park Road, Formby, 137 6EW

Elected Members
Merseyside Police (Formby)
Police and Crime Commissioners Office
Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service Melling Parish Council
Sefton CVS
Youth Service
Green Sefton
Anti-Social Behaviour Team
British Transport Police
Formy Pool Trust
Formby Hub
Formby Parish Council Council
Little Altcar Parish Council
Aintree Village Parish Council
Melling Parish Council

Contact Sefton Council on 0151 934 3718