Prior to the Coronavirus, Coleg Llandrillo renewed its partnership with Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) to provide the college's Level 3 Health and Social Care students with bespoke work placements on Llandudno Hospital's wards, via BCUHB's 'Step into Work' programme.

The second year students initially complete core training, which is a BCUHB requirement for healthcare support workers prior to undertaking a 12-week clinical placement. Students are then recruited to the BCUHB 'bank' as part-time employees where they can work flexibly part-time around their college and further higher education studies.

Paul Flanagan, programme area manager for Health and Care at Coleg Llandrillo, said:

We are delighted to be working in partnership with our local health board on this excellent scheme. We have been running this project for several years now and we are working to widen the benefits and opportunities across wider North Wales.

Since running the project with students, we have been able to consistently place excellent young people into caring, clinical roles that they can commit to alongside their study.