At Sussex Partnership, we believe that our staff members are our biggest assets. We are committed to providing a working environment where you can progress your career, build your knowledge base and develop your skillset. We are committed to helping you advance through your career journey by offering a range of courses and work-based learning opportunities. The two main ways we offer this are through Preceptorships and Apprenticeships.
Preceptorships are for new or returning staff to the Trust. They are mainly for graduate students who are starting their career path; but can be for those new to the Trust from another source who would benefit from attending. Preceptorships are for both Nurses and Allied Health Professionals. Over the course of your Preceptorship, you will engage with your work in a safe and friendly environment over a period of time that best suits you (between six months to a year). While working you will receive plenty of support, acknowledging that you are new to or returning to the role, and that you may need time to get used to the day to day life of your new role.
Throughout this time, you will have a Preceptor. A Preceptor is someone who will be there to support you and help with any questions, as well as assist with tasks that might seem a bit daunting. Preceptorship are a great way for us to show you that you haven’t been thrown into a role and forgotten about. To best put it, we will help, support, and nurture you to ensure you become the best you can be! We run two courses a year generally starting in November and May.
At the Trust, we believe apprenticeships are important and worth investing in. An apprenticeship at Sussex Partnership involves a mix of hands-on training in the workplace and more traditional off-the-job learning. While on an apprenticeship you will be asked to do meaningful work; not just running around making tea and photocopying things. The work you do will be varied, so you can get a feel for what it is that the Trust does. In addition to this, you will have the opportunity to study and work at the same time for good pay.
Like our preceptorships, you will have a mentor while you are working. Throughout your time on the apprenticeship, you will have regular meetings with them, where you can share your thoughts and ask questions. At the end of your placement, you will be given the opportunity to move into a permanent position. Apprenticeships are a great way to take the leap into your next career, along with feeling like you are making a real change and being a part of something you are proud of.
From day one at the Trust, you will be encouraged to learn at a pace you are comfortable with. We will work alongside you to give you the best training environment we can to help you thrive in your role, all the while feeling like you are part of a team that will support you with every step of your journey
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