HSH becomes an Employer Ambassador with SWAAN


Hanham Secure Health becomes an Employer Ambassador!

SWAAN is the Apprenticeship Ambassador Network (AAN) in the South-West, one of nine regional networks funded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA). They are a dynamic group of Employer Ambassadors from across the region who champion apprenticeships and our apprentices, proactively supported by strategic Partner and Apprentice Ambassadors. Together, the aim is to inspire and inform others about the benefits of choosing apprenticeships as a route to create business and individual success.

On 29th September 2021, Hanham Secure Health became an Employer Ambassador in the network.

At HSH, we are proud of the extensive apprentice opportunities we offer to our existing employees, to new employees and even to prospective employees. We see apprenticeships as an exciting option for both learner and employer. You can employ apprentices at different levels, from school leavers and university graduates, to people who want to further their careers or change career direction completely. You can hire someone new or upskill an existing employee.

We also work with Health Education England and the BNSSG Healthier Together Learning Academy to obtain and allocate funding from the national apprenticeship levy in order to offer these exciting opportunities, whilst also offering those undertaking apprenticeships competitive and attractive rates of pay, making it more feasible for them to learn whilst they earn.

With over 10% of our workforce already enrolled onto apprenticeship schemes, we have showcased our commitment to developing our people. This was underpinned when we joined the 5% Club; an industry-led initiative focused on driving momentum into the recruitment of apprentices, graduates and sponsored students.


Viki Lamb, Managing Director of Hanham Secure Health, said:

Apprenticeships are a fantastic way for us to ensure the continuous development and empowerment of our people in order to support them to thrive and to become the best they can be. By offering new and existing employees the opportunity to learn and progress in their employment with us, we also benefit from enhanced skills, broader competencies and happy, motivated people!

Being a member of SWAAN gives us the platform to play our part in building the future workforce within the healthcare sector, to widen our prospective apprentice audience and to benefit from shared learning, shared resource and shared values.


Read more about our apprenticeship work here