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Our Charlotte is honoured at Apprenticeship Awards

Charlotte Palmer – who works for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust – has been honoured at the Cambridgeshire Apprenticeship Awards.

She was named as the Foundation Achiever at a special ceremony held to recognise the outstanding work of those who have completed an apprenticeship.

Charlotte (pictured, centre) said: “I am really delighted to have won this award. Completing my apprenticeship alongside my role at CPFT was really challenging but also very rewarding at the same time.

“I have learned so much along the way and had fantastic support both from my Trust colleagues and also from the lecturers at Cambridge Marketing College where I studied.”

Charlotte joined CPFT – which provides physical health care for older people and those with long-term conditions and mental health services for people of all ages – in June 2021.

As well as her role as a junior digital marketing apprentice with the Trust’s Communications Team, she undertook a level 3 content producer apprenticeship at Cambridge Marketing College whose lecturers nominated her for the award.

She qualified in October last year and has since moved to the Trust’s People Services Team where she is a Digital Recruitment Specialist.

The Foundation Achiever Award recognises those who have completed a Level 2 or 3 apprenticeship and the judges were looking for a candidate who had made a “significant contribution throughout their apprenticeship and had demonstrated progression and determination”.

They were particularly impressed that Charlotte dedication to her roles and how she has boosted the Trust’s social media presence to attract new staff to CPFT.

Charlotte said: “I was 22 when I joined CPFT and I originally found the thought of going to back to education quite scary. But I’m so glad I did the apprenticeship – I would recommend it to anyone. It’s proved a real launch pad for my career.” 

There are 171 staff currently undertaking apprenticeships at CPFT in a wide variety of roles from nursing and allied health professions to administration, leadership and management.

Amy Rothwell, Apprenticeship and Talent Advisor for the Trust which has more than 4,500 staff, said: “I am so delighted for Charlotte. She thoroughly deserves this award, and she is proof of how doing an apprenticeship can be the start of something really fantastic.

“At CPFT, we offer a huge range of apprenticeship opportunities which can enhance people’s skills and help them develop in their roles and their future career aspirations.”

To find out more about apprenticeship at CPFT email apprenticeships@cpft.nhs.uk.

The Cambridgeshire Apprentice Awards, organised by Cambridgeshire County Council, took place at a ceremony in Alconbury. A number of the awards were given out by Julie Spence, Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire who is also Chair of CPFT.


For more information contact:
Andy Burrows
Deputy Head of Communications
E andy.burrows@cpft.nhs.uk  


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