City Healthcare Partnership

City Healthcare Partnership
  • Workforce Skills Workforce Skills
  • Work Placement Work Placement
  • Mentor Mentor
  • Apprenticeships Apprenticeships
  • Local Graduate Local Graduate
  • Employability Skills Employability Skills
City Healthcare Partnership

CHCP’s chief executive Andrew Burnell is enthusiastic about the benefits the Skills Pledge can bring for local people and businesses. “As a social enterprise, CHCP invests its surplus into the community, its staff or into service developments,” he said. “This means that as a social enterprise we benefit the whole community as well as the people who use our services. It also means that we can invest in our staff, providing opportunities for local people in terms of employment and training. The Humber Skills Pledge will help us to access information and provide guidance and advice to grow this vital area of our business.”

CHCP are fulfilling each of the pledges in a variety of ways suh as:

  • Working towards Key stage 2 in literacy and numeracy for all staff
  • Working in partnership with Hull City Council (Connexions), Work Solutions (long term Unemployed), and local  schools and colleges to offer work experience and work placement opportunities to full-time students, young people not in Education, Employment or Training, and the longer term unemploye
  • With the assistance of Health Education England (Yorkshire and Humber), and formally the Yorkshire & Humber SHA, and the Local Authority they have employed 28 new apprentices since April 2012

Overall, CHCP  firmly believes in the Humber Skills Pledge’s goals for boosting the local economy through employment and training and is already doing its bit to push this forward.

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City Health Care Partnership is an independent "for better profit" co-owned business providing community health and integrated social care services to over a half a million local people in Hull, the East Riding of Yorkshire and Knowsley, Merseyside. They employ approximately 1400 people.