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Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen visits MediPro

 

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has visited MediPro’s Stockton training centre after a spectacular 2021 for the company.

In 2021, MediPro secured a contract with London Ambulance Service – the largest ambulance service in the country – for the provision of hundreds of apprenticeships. The same year, they were also contacted by the Health Education England and ESFA to support 669 apprentices from East of England Ambulance Service, with 296 additional apprentices to be supported in 2022.

This series of expansions has made MediPro the largest independent provider of ambulance apprenticeships in the UK, which over 1,300 apprentices having been onboarded.

Here is Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen (left) with Head of Education Kevin Scorer (centre) and Head of Commercial Natalia Maslowska (right).

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen said: “MediPro’s enormous growth and incredible 2021 is another Teesside success story, showing how we’re punching above our weight in sharing our expertise with the entire UK. The firm is continuing to make a name for itself as a leader in the sector, providing vital training to the ambulance sector at a critical time, not only boosting the region’s profile but actively helping to save lives. It’s great that the firm has been recognised with an awards nomination and I look forward to hearing of their next success.”

Natalia Maslowska, Head of Commercial said: “The last two years have been very challenging for everyone, however we as a business have adapted exceptionally well. MediPro started providing ambulance apprenticeships in response to critical staff shortages, both within NHS Trusts as well as in the private ambulance sector. Last year has seen us supporting record number of students and meeting employer needs whilst ensuring quality and inclusive learning. We are incredibly proud of this achievement”

The company also saw an expansion of their work force, which increased by 25% in 2021, with office space needing to be doubled. They were also accredited by Investors in People, with commitments being made to further develop our own workforce and make their workplace a better place.

MediPro have also been shortlisted as a finalist for Apprenticeship Programme of the Year Award at this year’s The Learning Awards.

Currently, MediPro plans to host more ambulance apprentices in Stockton, with applications for Associate Ambulance Practitioner (AAP) now open. 

The company also plans to secure another training centre in the South of England as they continue to grow in 2022 and beyond.

Testimonials

My first experience of training with MediPro was just over 5 years ago when I undertook my Ambulance Technician training whilst looking for a change of career. Following the completion of the course, I was offered employment as an ambulance technician, supporting local NHS trusts in providing emergency and urgent care.

Since starting with MediPro I have continued to be supported throughout my career and they have enabled me to continue to develop both personally and professionally, working towards my ambition to qualify as a HCPC registered Paramedic.

Additionally, I have been offered and supported through a level 3 teaching qualification, as well as a mentor qualification. This has allowed me to broaden my practice and develop as a clinician, working in a dual role as an ambulance technician, mentoring students in practice, as well as in a teaching capacity.

Last year I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to apply for the MediPro Level 6 Diploma in Paramedic Practice, as an alternative to university this suited my situation perfectly. Despite being a non-university programme I was still fully supported through every step of my journey & I now work as an HCPC registered Paramedic for MediPro with the ambition to consolidate my practice and develop my teaching skills.

Overall, MediPro has provided me with amazing opportunities and support since starting my career 5 years ago. The knowledge, skills and experiences have enabled me to develop as a professional and as a person, which has been invaluable. I’ve also gained some brilliant working relationships and friendships along the way.

Alex Hutchinson, Clinical Tutor, MediPro

I completed my level 3 CERAD in March of this year, this was the third course I have done with Medipro in the last 14 months. In all of the courses I have done with Medipro I have found nothing but genuine, friendly, top class people. 

The level 3 CERAD was intense and challenging but Colin was excellent in his delivery, explanation and constructive criticism. 

Can not recommend MediPro enough, I have booked onto my Freuc 5 at the end of this year.  

Phil Brazier, Level 3 CERAD

Since graduating from my Sports Science and Injury Rehabilitation degree, I have been desperate to work in the healthcare industry, particularly emergency care. When I came across the MediPro ECA apprenticeship, I knew I had to apply. The opportunity to learn new skills, whilst gaining practical experience in the field, seemed too good to be true – but it has proven to be the opposite! 

The opportunity has not only allowed me to learn more about this complex profession, but grow in confidence as a person. The experience is designed in such a way that I was allowed to gain confidence in my ability, before increasing my responsibility. This was primarily done by working with other welcoming and experienced colleagues, who were all extremely helpful in guiding me through the process. The leadership and mentor team have been with me every step of the way, ensuring that I am well equipped to operate to the high standards that are required, whilst also showing great trust in me to put my skills into practice. 

MediPro has allowed me to access my dream career and have given me an experience so far that has ensured it will be a lifelong journey. 

Emily Bonham, ECA Apprenticeship, MediPro

Medipro is a very responsive apprenticeship training provider. They help us build and retain a very skilled, competent and patient care focused team of Emergency Care Assistants.

They also provide Paramedic training for Ambulance Technicians helping us to develop critical skills for our business.

The programme has helped us train and develop our workforce and has been extremely well organised and facilitated, and I am pleased to say that skills development goes from strength to strength.

We have found our working relationship with MediPro to be a very proactive one and we look forward/ to continuing to work together.

James Tavener
Training Manager, Bristol Ambulance EMS

MediPro have become a key support to our operations, helping us offer a safe, compliant and superior medical response service to our clientele. They have assisted us in the development of new competency programmes for our staff, new documentation flows for our patients and advised on new equipment and practices that improve our immediate treatment delivery. In addition, they have been a consistent and reliable source of guidance and advice throughout our work together. I would highly recommend their services which are operationally outstanding and financially very reasonable.

Peter Burke, Operations Manager, Teesside

I am a commercial Diver from Trinidad and Tobago.

I chose MediPro as it was recommended to me by a friend.

The teacher was very knowledgeable and made the lessons fun so it was easy to absorb. I am new to the Medical Diving field so it was very exciting learning more and going deeper into medical conditions and illnesses specific to diving. Being a diver, it will be a great asset for me to recognise and be able to administer aid should it be needed.

Kevin, Diver Medic Technician

I have been attending training at MediPro for 10 years. The offshore medic and distance learning refresher is great. Lovely people, great attitude, great educators.

Julian Searle
Offshore Medic Refresher
Distance Learning

The clinical placement in the unique Urgent Care Centre, North Tees Hospital, is exactly suited for the Offshore Medic course, allowing me to demonstrate all previous Learnt Theoretical, for urgent Primary care assessments in the field.

The mixture of GPs & Urgent Care Practitioner Nurses provided a 24/7 facility for a diverse range of presentations. I also spent time in the busy accident & emergency department.

Martin Hagues, Offshore Medic

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