Royal Marsden Hospital NHS Foundation Trust – the largest comprehensive cancer centre in Europe – has awarded one of its biggest ever apprenticeships contract to Capital City College Training, the specialist training arm of the Capital City College Group.
Initially scheduled to run for two years, Capital City College Training (CCCT) will recruit and train 191 apprentices for the Royal Marsden across a range of support roles at their sites in Chelsea and Sutton, including Catering and Hospitality, and Facilities Management. The apprenticeships are level 2 (five GSCEs equivalent), level 3 (two or more A levels equivalent) and level 4 (HND/ HNC equivalent), and cover junior, supervisory and management positions, and the apprentices will be receive expert off-the-job training from CCCT and Westminster Kingsway College.
Commenting on the contract win, Raj Kakaiya, Deputy Managing Director of Capital City College Training said:
“We are delighted to have been awarded this, one of our biggest contracts to date. We will be working closely with the Royal Marsden to recruit and train apprentices in a variety of support roles that provide vital services to staff and patients.
“Apprenticeships have moved a long way from the old stereotype of being the sole preserve of young people in manual labour roles. Our range of modern apprenticeships are for anyone of any age in any sector and increasingly are for supervisory and management roles – as this new contract demonstrates. At Capital City College Training, we’re proud of the service that we provide companies like the Royal Marsden – helping them recruit and upskill their workforce now and in the future.”
Nina Singh, Director of Workforce at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust said:
“The Royal Marsden is committed to helping its staff develop in their current job and beyond, and work-based apprenticeships allow our staff to develop and enhance their skills and knowledge, perform better in their role, improve their career prospects and earn a nationally recognised qualification. We’re pleased to be partnering with the Capital City College Group to increase opportunities for staff within the hospitality and facilities management areas and look forward to the first apprentices starting with us.”