The apprenticeship was an ideal starting point for me to get involved in areas of the programme that I would not have otherwise known about and simultaneously work towards a qualification.

Intermediate AMSPAR medical administration apprentice | Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

We are delighted to announce Joanne Stanway’s apprenticeship completion at Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Joanne has successfully achieved her intermediate apprenticeship in AMSPAR medical administration, marking our first ever medical administration completion.

What led you to enrol on an apprenticeship?

I had been working as an administrator and was new to the Trust. The apprenticeship was an ideal starting point for me to get involved in areas of the programme that I would not have otherwise known about and simultaneously work towards a qualification. I was especially interested in the medical terminology unit which I thought would be useful when working within the hospital.

What did your role as an apprentice entail?

I was already employed as an administrator so my job role did not change due to the apprenticeship.  So, I continued with my job as normal and fit the apprenticeship in with it.

What have you enjoyed most about your apprenticeship?

The Medical Terminology unit. As I had no previous knowledge I found this quite difficult, but I enjoyed the unit and found it very useful.

What has been a personal highlight of your apprenticeship?

Getting a Distinction in my AMSPAR Medical Terminology qualification. I worked hard for it and was thrilled when I achieved beyond what I had expected.

Have you got any advice for school leavers looking for the right career path?

You do not have to get it right first time! Try working in the area that interests you and if you discover this is not right for you, try something else.  I have always worked in administration in one way or another but I realised along the way which areas interest me and which do not. This meant I adapted my job roles to suit this and to progress in my career. I have worked in other sectors too from retail to warehouse operations yet have made every bit of experience and training count.

Amy Tanner, Joanne’s supervisor comments:

“Joanne has completed her apprenticeship ahead of schedule. This has helped with her job role and will also help towards future job roles. I know how hard Joanne has worked, putting great effort into her assignments and revision for exams. Well done Jo!”.

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