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.