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Paul Marijetic

Paul Marijetic

Education Manager,
Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust

Paul Marijetic has worked in learning and development and organisational development for over 20 years.  He has been Head of Learning & Development for a large London Council, Housing Associations and a legal advice network.  In the last 11 years he has worked in the further educational sector introducing the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) nationally on behalf of the government and the last years have been spent specialising in apprenticeships.  He worked as Head of Apprenticeships for a sector skills council; developing the occupational standards and apprenticeship frameworks for the creative and cultural industries and supporting employers in taking on apprentices.  He was Head of Apprenticeships for a large London FE College delivering over £5m worth of apprenticeships covering a wide range of sectors including health and social care apprenticeships.  Paul brought his expertise to the NHS and became the Apprenticeship Lead for Health Education England in 2016.  He raised awareness, supported strategic development and the implementation of apprenticeships for the NHS services in North West London. In May 2018 he moved to Royal Free London NHS trust to become Education Manager with responsibility for apprenticeships. In July 2019 Royal Free London became an approved main provider of apprenticeships, the first trust in London to achieve this under the new registration process.

  • Exploring the pioneering apprenticeship for Nursing Associates, in collaboration with Middlesex University, Camden and Islington NHS Trusts and others which started as a pilot programme providing pathways for healthcare assistants who may have encountered barriers to career progression
  • Emphasising the benefits of the programme which helps reduce pressure on NHS staff and trusts overall by supporting registered nurses and retaining current staff at the trust
  • Outlining the key benefits of an STP wide approach to the development programme