A successful graduate of NHS Tayside’s Modern Apprenticeship programme is celebrating after securing a permanent post in the cashiering team.
Eilidh Munro, who lives in Perth, spotted an advert online for the Modern Apprenticeship cashier post at NHS Tayside and decided to apply.
Eilidh said, “I was scrolling online every day for job opportunities and I saw the advert for the Modern Apprenticeship at NHS Tayside and thought it sounded good. I think a lot of people expect that an apprenticeship is only for people going into a trade but there are lots of different opportunities available.”
The 22-year-old’s application was successful and Eilidh joined the cashiering team at NHS Tayside in February 2020 as a Modern Apprentice. Within weeks, Eilidh showed her resourcefulness and team spirit after she was temporarily assigned to support the catering team at Perth Royal Infirmary as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
She soon returned to her cashiering duties and successfully completed her SVQ Level 2 in Business Administration at Dundee and Angus College as part of the Modern Apprenticeship programme.
Following completion of her apprenticeship, Eilidh has now taken on a permanent post as a cashier in Stracathro Hospital and Ninewells Hospital. This role involves supporting patients with travelling expenses and patient valuables.