Developing Cornwall’s Healthcare Workforce for the Future
Recognitions and Awards
Dynamo Healthcare Training Academy (DHCTA) is a specialist provider dedicated to supporting young people to commence careers in healthcare, through excellent employer partnerships and focussed training and development to meet specific roles.
Sophie Poulton Health and Social Care Apprentice of the year 2017
Sophie Poulton Medical Reception Apprentice at Carnon Downs Surgery was one of the excited nominees at the Cornwall Apprenticeship Awards 2017, which were held at Truro College on Friday 17 November. The black tie event was hosted by Neil Caddy and Holly Day from Pirate FM and was attended by over 200 people including sponsors, judges, 45 nominees and lots of nervous employers, family and friends.
Sophie had been nominated by Carnon Downs Surgery after Sophie’s assessor Debbie Leahey sent them the awards information. She was nominated for her self motivation, keenness to expand her knowledge and learn new skills and for the way she has developed in the last few months by taking on new roles and responsibilities.
At Dynamo Healthcare Training we are very proud of Sophie, who won the Health & Social Care & Childcare Category, plus on the evening the judges had placed Sophie in the final three for Cornwall Apprentice of The Year 2017.
‘Well done Sophie amazing job, I’m sure you are going to do great things’. Gail Irvine, Director, Dynamo Healthcare
William Collins BTEC Awards 2017 - Nominee
William Collins works for Brandon Trust supporting people with Learning Difficulties. He is very worthy of recognition for completing his NVQ in Health and Social Care because he had to overcome many barriers to achieve success. These included his hearing impairment, his difficulties with reading and concentration and the fact that he works across two services which is hard work, he is a family man and he looks after his parents. William didn’t believe he could do the course and he was very anxious to start but he whole heartedly committed to his course, and always produced work on time, and never missed a review. William now wishes to go on to other qualifications now such as BSL, I believe level 3. His hard work, dedication and commitment to this programme, has I believe, surprised many people, but most importantly of all, surprised William himself. Well done.
Sandra Hopes, Williams Manager says
‘So lovely to share fantastic stories like this and I know from speaking to Steve (William) he is thrilled with his achievement. Thank you for your support all the way through this journey with him.’
Leah Taylor Winner of CASC Care Awards Health and Social Care Apprentice of the year 2016
I was very shy and nervous when staring my apprenticeship, I had to improve my communication skills and the apprenticeship was really good for building my confidence. My biggest challenges were overcoming shyness, dealing and severe illness/death and time management. My favourite part of the apprenticeship is working with people with dementia and learning the skills needed If I hadn’t started my apprenticeship I would probably be doing bar work now.
I believe an exceptional apprentice is dedicated, reliable, open minded and has a good sense of humour.
I would advise any new apprentice to not give up, learn to manage stress and stay positive! I would recommend a career in healthcare because it is very rewarding, you always meet new people and there are plenty of opportunities to learn new skills.
I would recommend training with Dynamo because they are very organised and the tutors are very understanding and helpful. There is plenty of support available.
Leah Taylor started with Dynamo Healthcare Training through a pre-employment training programme that led to her level 2 Health and Social Care Apprenticeship ‘The White House Residential Home in Falmouth’ as a Care Assistant. She then went on to her level 3 Health and Social Care Apprenticeship and is now working as a shift leader and Senior Care Assistant.
‘Fantastic Job Leah Well done’ Gail Irvine Director Dynamo Healthcare Training
Katie Wills, Marazion Surgery Cornwall Apprentice of the year 2015 finalist.
Katie was recognised for her fantastic contribution to the surgery. Katie commenced a Medical Reception Apprenticeship position in 2014 which she excelled at. Once this completed she decided to move into a Healthcare Assistant Role (HCA) at the surgery and commenced a level 3 Clinical Healthcare Apprenticeship training scheme. Katie now runs her own clinics at Marazion and was praised for her determination to progress from Medical Receptionist to Clinical Healthcare Assistant in such a short period of time. and acknowledged for her commitment to her training. She is now employed as a full-time phlebotomist at the surgery and has ambitions to go on to university to train as a nurse.
‘ I would really recommend Dynamo Healthcare Training they have been really good. I am really pleased with how my career is moving forward and I’m looking forward to going to university in the future’. Katie Wills.
˜Excellent job Katie well done for everything you have achieved. Good Luck for the future’. Gail Irvine Director Dynamo Healthcare Training