Sarah Bithell


A Stoke-On-Trent care home apprentice is celebrating winning Training Provider Apprentice of the Year.

The award by Anchor. England’s largest not-for-profit provider of care and housing for people in later life was given to Sarah Bithell, 27, a Team Leader at Anchor’s Maple Tree Court care home.

Sarah was nominated by the apprenticeship training provider, Learning Curve who have been supporting her with her Level 4 Lead Practitioner in Adult Care training.

Learning Curve praised Sarah’s standard of work and professionalism in their nomination. The judges of Anchor’s Apprenticeship Awards clearly agreed!

Sarah is delighted to have won the Training Provider Apprentice of the Year, saying: “I’m overjoyed, I really am! It’s wonderful to have won.  I’m really touched I was even nominated.

“I really enjoy my job and I really enjoy working at Anchor’s Maple Tree Court care home. I’ve learnt so much from the residents and the rest of the team here! A further thank you to Learning Curve for their support.”

Anthoula Savva, Sarah’s assessor at Learning Curve, said: “Sarah has shown outstanding work and professionalism in her work with us. She’s shown incredible enthusiasm and dedication for her role, and it’s been wonderful working to progress her apprenticeship and see all the things she does at Anchor’s Maple Tree Court.

“Her standard of work is to degree level. She has taken on what she has learnt in the programme and has put it into practice which is clear in her written work and practical observations.”

Anchor’s apprenticeship scheme is open to all school leavers and provides a great entry into the care sector for those interested in a career in care. To find out more about Anchor’s apprenticeship scheme and the Anchor Apprenticeship Awards please click here.


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