Apprentice Matthew wows the Trust

Business Admin Apprentice, Matthew Chapman, has gone from strength to strength while studying on the Apprenticeship Scheme. Progressing from Level 2 to Level 3, and securing a full-time position in the Learning & Development Team at Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Matthew has impressed the trust and the College with his excellent attitude.

Matthew and his manager, Michelle Hitchen, speak about his journey with the NHS as an apprentice and the value he brings to the team.

Matthew Chapman:

During my first year, I learned a lot about the Trust and my department and was able to share my knowledge with the other apprentices as part of our presentations unit. I mainly worked alongside the admin team to make sure that training records were updated, training registers were produced and taking course bookings. I also helped out with all areas of the department when needed and this definitely helped me pick up many new skills to help me in my role. Towards the end of my first year, I managed to secure a full-time position within the department as part of the admin team.

This came with more responsibility but I felt confident enough to take on this great opportunity the team had provided me with.

I worked in this role for just under 12 months until we had a change in manager and I moved into my current role as E-Learning Co-Ordinator. This came about as I had been helping out with admin for the e-learning team since we launched it across the Trust. From this, the team looked into organising my current role to assist with the fast growth of e-learning within the organisation. This has given me increased confidence knowing that the team value my skills and I am now able to help with creating courses and running my own training session to help those who are not confident using a computer.

A few months ago I was nominated for the apprentice of the year award by a member of my team and I won! I felt great knowing I had been nominated for this and was happy to see that my colleagues noticed the changes in my skills and confidence. I don’t think I would be able to take on my role or achieve this award without the support they have provided.

Matthew Chapman, far right, wins Apprentice of the Year
Matthew Chapman, far right, wins Apprentice of the Year

Michelle Hitchen:

From day one, Matt has always been hard working and conscientious. He has always offered to help others and has always been on hand when certain areas were short staffed. This, in turn, gave him an insight into the whole department. He also had to deal with people at all levels of the Trust, which I should imagine took him out of his comfort zone.

He quickly became an extremely valued member of our team, and his hard work was noticed by all of us.

Matt has now moved into an area of work that he probably didn’t know existed before joining us! His creative talents are fantastic, and he still ensures that he pays attention to the administrative tasks within the role. He also works hard to complete his college work, which he does without hesitation. Matt is knowledgeable, approachable and extremely hard working. He is a great example of what can be achieved on the Apprenticeship scheme.


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