Apprenticeships within pathology

Tuesday, 8 August, 2017

Viapath has responded to the Government’s new Apprenticeship Levy scheme, by working with “3aaa Apprenticeships” to set up the VIAcademy. This initiative not only creates new apprenticeship positions but also provides existing employees with exciting training and development opportunities that are relevant to their job roles.

Mirali Patel was recently hired as an Apprentice Facilities and Logistics Administrator and has embarked on her apprenticeship journey through 3aaa Apprenticeships’ King’s Cross training.

She commented on her first week in her role;

“I have been welcomed into Viapath and am enjoying the challenge. I’m looking forward to continuing to meet more experienced and knowledgeable people so that I can grow and develop professionally and become a skilled member of the Viapath team.”

Already Mirali is being joined by more apprentices all of whom will be developed through the Apprenticeship Levy in Service Support, Customer Service and Learning & Development roles.

In addition, over 60 Viapath employees from across the organisation – including laboratory and corporate employees – will be coached through the Apprenticeship Levy 3aaa Apprenticeships’ Ofsted Outstanding accredited training courses. This means that all employees, whether new to Viapath or an existing member, have the opportunity to further develop themselves and learn from our and others’ expertise.

Mary Fitzgerald, Viapath’s HR Director, commented on the work that has taken place:

“Through the VIAcademy, we’re in a great place to utilise the funds that the Government requires us to pay into the Apprenticeship Levy and I have been delighted by the response both internally from our own workforce and externally from the potential apprentices that we are interviewing. A number of people in our HR, Finance and Communications teams have worked very hard alongside our Apprenticeship Levy Partners, 3aaa Apprenticeships to get the VIAcademy up and running. Collectively we see our work with 3aaa Apprenticeships as the start of a lasting relationship to develop both our existing workforce, as well as to help new talent onto the first rung of their career ladder.”