Established in 2015, the national awards were created to celebrate non-medical and non-clinical staff and volunteers and promote a sense of personal wellbeing.
This year, Total People is backing the Apprentice of the Year category, which highlights the great work being done by NHS apprentices up and down the country.
Apprenticeships within the NHS provide a route into hundreds of different careers and contribute to the workforce, and unsung heroes, of tomorrow.
Melanie Nicholson, Total People Mananging Director, said: “The NHS has faced one of its greatest challenges over the past 18 months and we have all been truly thankful for the amazing work delivered by our health care heroes.
We’re proud to deliver a wide range of Health, Social Care, Dental and Pharmacy apprenticeship and qualifications, so sponsoring the Apprentice of the Year category enables us to highlight the fantastic work and real commitment to care that NHS apprentices across all specialisms provide on a daily basis.
Laura Tomlinson, Unsung Hero Awards CEO, said: “The benefit of having Total People sponsor the 2021 Apprentice of the Year category as an apprenticeship-focused organisation means that there is total compatibility and synergy between ourselves and Total People, for which we couldn’t be happier.
We feel confident that Total People ‘get' the importance of apprentices, just as much as we do. They are the minds, bodies and hearts of the future of business.
“In Healthcare, the apprentice of today will become the heart and soul of their workplace tomorrow, enabling much good to come from their proper training and guidance in what often is a demanding and constantly-evolving environment.”
The winners of this year’s awards will be announced on Monday 4 October.