Apprenticeship Ambassador Sophie is going for gold – vote now!

Ace Apprenticeship Ambassador Sophie Pomroy is in the running to be named Apprentice of the Year at Skills for Health’s national Our Health Heroes Awards 2019. Sophie is 1 of 3 Apprentices who will win the Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards.

Vote for Sophie at: www.skillsforhealth.org.uk/ohh-2019/apprentice-of-the-year-2019

Sophie is a Business Administration and Organisational Development Apprentice with Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. She was nominated for the Award by her colleagues because she has taken a key role in many workforce improvements projects as part of her Apprenticeship and works to improve Trust culture and make it a better place to work. She also coordinated the Staff Recognition Awards. Sophie not only works hard, but actively seeks out opportunities for development and demonstrates the Trust values daily.

Inspiring others

Sophie has been an Apprenticeship Ambassador with OxLEP Skills since 2018, during which time she has helped to give students across Oxfordshire an informed perspective on Apprenticeships and encouraged and inspired young people of all abilities to aim high.

Sophie says: “To be shortlisted for this award is an incredible honour and receiving recognition for my work within Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to me is a great achievement as it is so early on in my career and I hope the recognition received for this award will help engage future Apprentices within NHS.

This award has made me realise that my work is contributing to changing things for the better and so far this has been documented through my work leading on the launch of the OUH Apprentices Network and as an Apprenticeship Ambassador for OxLEP. These two key roles have enabled me to improve the communication and understanding of Apprenticeships not just throughout OUH but also across Oxfordshire.”

Vote for Sophie

A public vote is now open which means you can vote for Sophie to be the Gold winner and overall Apprentice of the Year – public votes will make up 50% of the overall score, with the other 50% made up of judging scores which have been awarded during the shortlisting process.

Please vote for Sophie via the Skills for Health website: www.skillsforhealth.org.uk/ohh-2019/apprentice-of-the-year-2019

The public vote is open until 11 October.

The Awards ceremony will take place on 20 November at the Science Museum in London.

You can also help spread the word and encourage people to vote for Sophie via social media channels – please use #OurHealthHeroes and include @OUHospitals and @skillsforhealth if you tweet.

More information about Skills for Health’s national Our Health Heroes awards is available on their website: www.skillsforhealth.org.uk/news/latest-news/item/855-voting-opens-as-our-health-heroes-shortlist-is-announced