Featured Apprentice – Sharon Maywood

16 June, 2022

This week’s Featured Apprentice on HASO is Sharon Maywood, a Level 6 Registered Nurse Degree (NMC 2018) apprentice working at North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust.

Sharon recently won a national Our Health Heroes award for the Breakthrough Apprentice of the Year category.

Part way through Sharon’s apprenticeship, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Undeterred she took the brave decision to carry on with her studies, refusing to take a single day off, despite undergoing intensive cancer treatment. Against all the odds, Sharon qualified as a nurse earlier this year with an impressive pass mark of 81%.

“I would encourage anyone to do an apprenticeship! It is a fantastic way to gain your qualification and develop your skills.”

Click here to read about Sharon’s experiences as a Registered Nurse Degree apprentice