Bryan Record’s apprenticeship experience is a hit
17 March 2016
When people think of apprenticeships they often think they are just for young people, but they are for people of any age.
Healthcare assistant Bryan Record, 46, already works at Southend
University Hospital and has embarked on his apprenticeship to help
advance his career within the trust.
Bryan, who is doing a Level 3 apprenticeship in health and
social care, said: "Apprenticeships aren't just for young people
and if I'd not got this opportunity through my current hospital
role I would not have gone on further, I would have just stayed
doing what I was doing, it's as simple as that."
Thanks to his 18 month long apprenticeship, once completed
Bryan hopes to progress further to a band 4 associate practitioner,
one level below a staff nurse. And he's not let his dyslexia stand
in his was with the continued support he has received both the
hospital and his apprenticeship assessor from Vocational Training
Bryan added: "It's great to know that the hospital investing in
you, getting Vocational Training Services (VTS) involved in
delivering them really shows that the hospital want to progress and
help you, investing in both your future as an employee and that of
This apprenticeship is offered at Southend University Hospital
in partnership with Vocational Training Services, who are based in
Westcliff-on-Sea and have been offering training for more than 20