Who are apprenticeships for?

We are offering paid apprenticeships in:

  • healthcare support
  • estates (housekeeping, food service/catering, portering)
  • administration/clerical
  • and many other roles

Apprenticeships are open to anyone:

  • age 16+
  • living in England
  • not in full-time education (but you can apply while still a student)

We welcome applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups such as our black and minority ethnic (BME) communities, LGBT communities and individuals with disabilities or individual learning needs.

For more information, view the government guide to apprenticeships.

Why apply for an apprenticeship?

  • Apprenticeships combine practical training with paid employment (‘earn while you learn’)
  • We offer a competitive monthly wage
  • You will be working alongside experienced staff to support you and help gain the practical skills you need
  • You gain a nationally recognised qualification, with no tuition fees
  • We offer 27 days paid holiday a year, plus 8 days paid public holidays
  • At entry level, apprenticeships are usually 12 months
  • On successful completion, you are guaranteed the offer of the job permanently
  • This can be a first step to professional training (eg. nurse, physiotherapist, healthcare scientist) – if that’s what you want
  • It’s a great experience, working as part of a team, making a real difference

Why apply for an NHS apprenticeship?

  • Apprenticeships are great first step into a career in the NHS
  • As an NHS staff member (on completion of the apprenticeship), you receive:
    • A step-increase in monthly salary
    • Annual incremental pay rise (average £505/year currently) to top of pay band
    • Annual cost of living pay rise (as awarded nationally)
    • Automatic enrolment in NHS Pension Scheme

How to view vacancies and apply

Our live vacancies are advertised on the government apprenticeship website.