NHFT is the biggest healthcare provider in the county. This is why we offer many apprenticeships in both clinical and non-clinical services. Apprenticeships include placements that do not involve working on wards or with patients.
We run an apprenticeship programme that offers opportunities right across the Trust, ranging from healthcare, therapy and community roles to corporate service, catering and business administration. Our apprenticeships lead to nationally-recognised qualifications and provide routes into a variety of careers.
We’ve supported people of all ages through their apprenticeship programme. Some have gone on to secure roles within the Trust, or other healthcare providers. Others have developed skills and experience that have helped them secure employment elsewhere.
Apprenticeships are a great way to start your professional journey, and are perfect for school and college leavers, as well as anyone wanting a complete change of career. You might not have a lot of work experience, however if you are compassionate, caring, competent, committed and have courage, an apprenticeship role could be for you. There is no upper age limit. The important thing is that you’re genuinely interested in learning new skills. An apprenticeship is a valuable addition to your CV, and demonstrates competence, knowledge and understanding from your role. It also builds experience and improves confidence in the working environment.
What our apprentices have to say
“I chose to complete an apprenticeship as I did not want to go to university, as I didn’t know what career path I wanted to take. I chose to complete an apprenticeship with NHFT because the Trust offers a wide variety of experience, which I can now use in my day-to-day job and will be able to use in the future.”
Charlotte Smith, Business Administration Apprentice
“I chose to complete an apprenticeship as I wanted to develop my skills and gain a qualification at the same time as working. I also wanted a job that would allow me to gain a qualification in an area that could follow me wherever I choose to work in the future. It supported my choice to complete a Business and Administration NVQ. I chose NHFT to do this, as there are many areas to work in if I wanted to follow a career in the NHS.”
Alice Moore, Business Administration Apprentice
What can you expect
You will gain valuable hands-on experience working alongside our professionals and the opportunity to learn new skills and gain knowledge. You will earn a competitive apprenticeship salary and have career support every step of the way.
Reasons why we offer apprenticeships
We offer apprenticeships because we want to:
- Give valuable experience to students looking to move into a career in the health sector
- Develop our future workforce
- Contribute towards developing a health sector with a skilled, flexible and effective workforce
Want to find out more?
Check out the following documents that will tell you more about the different apprenticeships we offer:
To see our current apprenticeship vacancies, visit NHS Jobs
For more information please contact Apprenticeships@nhft.nhs.uk