Meet Jack: Trainee Nursing Associate apprentice

10 February 2021

Jack Cooke is a Trainee Nursing Associate (TNA) at our Neville Court care home in Barnsley

Jack Cooke is a Trainee Nursing Associate (TNA) at our Neville Court care home in Barnsley. This National Apprenticeship Week, read about his experience of completing the TNA apprenticeship, and how it’s supporting him on his career journey at Exemplar Health Care.

“I decided to join Exemplar Health Care after completing a level 2 apprenticeship in health and social care, after leaving school.

"I applied for a Support Worker role at Neville Court in Barnsley – this job stood out to me due to the great career development opportunities at Exemplar Health Care. I have always known that I want to progress and further my career in health care, and they seemed the best by far to give me these opportunities.

"When I started my career with Exemplar Health Care, I had great career ambitions. After 18 months of working as a Support Worker, I applied for the role of Team Leader.

"And when the company started offering the Trainee Nursing Associate apprenticeship, I knew that I had to apply.

"This is one of the best opportunities that I’ve had to work full time and also study to progress in the area of work that I love doing.

"In this role I get to work alongside my Supervisor and Registered Nurses to carry out delegated clinical care tasks – which is a great way to gain valuable work experience, alongside my studies at university. There is always something new to learn and the excitement you get feels great.

"If you’re thinking of working with Exemplar Health Care or progressing your career, I would definitely say go for it! You won’t regret your choice. Exemplar is a great place to work and I couldn’t wish to be progressing and training anywhere else. Don’t think about ‘what if’ - just do it!

"In the future I would love to become a Registered Nurse and continue providing the highest standards of nursing care to our service users - and the Trainee Nursing Associate apprenticeship will help me to achieve this.”

About apprenticeships at Exemplar Health Care

Exemplar Health Care is proud to offer a range of apprenticeships for colleagues working in all roles and at all levels, including:

  • Adult Care Worker Level 2
  • Lead Adult Care Worker Level 3
  • Leader in Adult Care Level 5
  • Team Leader/Supervisor Level 3
  • Business Administrator Level 3
  • Digital Marketer Level 3
  • Customer Service Practitioner Level 4
  • Data Analyst Level 4.

Read more about our career development support.

Careers in care at Exemplar Health Care

Exemplar Health Care has 32 care homes across England that provide specialist nursing care for adults living with a range of complex and high acuity needs.

Working with us is extremely rewarding and you’ll make a real difference each and every day.

Our social care and support roles offer stable employment, with flexible shifts, full support and training, whether you’ve worked in the sector before or are looking for a career change.

There are also lots of opportunities to develop and progress in your career, through our in-house learning programmes and external training opportunities.

Apply for one of our care home, nursing or support jobs.