Apprenticeship scheme success

07 July 2023

We are proud to be a top 100 apprenticeship employer

Yorkshire Ambulance Service has been named as the top-rated NHS organisation in the Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers 2023.

With a placing at 36, the Trust has been recognised for its commitment to creating new apprenticeships, the diversity of its apprentices, and the number of apprentices who successfully achieve their apprenticeships.

More than 500 of our 7,200 staff are apprentices, including ambulance support workers, associate ambulance practitioners and paramedic degree apprentices, as well as roles in corporate services like finance, operational support, learning and development.

Peter Elcock joined Yorkshire Ambulance Service as an Emergency Care Assistant in 2016, has completed the Associate Ambulance Practitioner scheme and it about to start on the degree apprenticeship with Huddersfield University to become a paramedic.

He was interviewed as part of a programme to launch the Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers which celebrates England’s outstanding apprenticeship employers in 2023. The rankings are produced annually by the Department for Education, in partnership with High Fliers Research, which independently assesses and ranks the nation’s top apprenticeship employers.

Kim Walsh, Apprenticeships Manager for Yorkshire Ambulance Service, said: “We are delighted to have ranked so highly; this establishes Yorkshire Ambulance Service as one of the leading apprenticeship employers in the country.

“We are proud of the opportunities that our apprenticeship scheme provides, particularly the frontline ambulance career development pathway with colleagues joining us on a Level 3 apprenticeship, moving to the Level 4 and then progressing to a degree apprenticeship to become a fully-fledged paramedic. This enables those, who may not have thought it possible to go to university, to get a fully funded degree.”

Details of Yorkshire Ambulance Service’s latest apprenticeship opportunities are available here.


Produced by: Corporate Communications Department