Morrisons has transferred more than £1 million of its Apprenticeship Levy fund to The Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust, reaching the halfway point in its commitment to the organisation last year to provide £2 million.
The fund supports training for over 200 apprentices that have enrolled on the programme over the past 14 months.
To date, the fund has enabled 24 apprentices to complete their training, with a further 16 students progressing to a higher level programme in the Pathway, the Level 6 Paramedic Apprenticeship.
Yorkshire Ambulance Service runs the Pathway to Paramedic apprenticeship programme in Yorkshire and the Humber, to provide a career development route for aspiring paramedics. The programme allows students to learn on the frontline and include classroom-based and blue-light driver training.
Clare Grainger, Group People Director at Morrisons, said: “We are proud to have reached this very significant milestone in our commitment to The Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust and we’re very much looking forward to seeing all of the apprentices achieve their qualifications at the end of the programmes.”
All apprentices are expected to complete training by April 2024, generating a pipeline of over 200 new Paramedics, Ambulance Technicians and Ambulance Support Workers for the region.