Oxford School of Nursing and Midwifery

Brookes and Swindon College student wins Apprentice of the Year

Thursday, 15 March 2018

louise steer

Huge congratulations are due to award-winner Louise Steer. After completing a foundation degree through Oxford Brookes, Swindon College and Great Western Hospitals, she has recently been named as the South West’s Higher Apprentice of the Year!

Health Education England (HEE) made the award in recognition of Louise’s dedication, skills and the difference she made while an apprentice. It’s a terrific achievement for her and a moment of pride for all the partners in the apprenticeship programme.


The Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care is run by Swindon College and Oxford Brookes University. Louise began the course as an apprentice while working as a health care assistant at Great Western Hospitals.


She is now working as an assistant practitioner. She speaks glowingly of the support she was given and the difference that apprenticeship degrees can make.

You can read more about her story through the  press coverage her award received here and here.