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NHFT Apprenticeships

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (NHFT) is the biggest healthcare provider in Northamptonshire. We offer many apprenticeships in both clinical and non-clinical areas. Apprenticeships include roles that do not involve working on wards or with patients.Apprenticeships NHFT website page EU social fund

We run an apprenticeship programme that offers opportunities from all areas of the Trust, ranging from healthcare and community roles to ones in corporate services, catering, and business administration. Our apprenticeships lead to nationally-recognised qualifications and provide routes into many different careers. 

Apprenticeships are for people of all ages, there is no upper age limit. The important thing is that you are interested in learning new skills. After their apprenticeship, some people have gone on to get jobs within Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust or other healthcare providers. Others have developed skills and experience that have helped them gain employment somewhere else.  

Apprenticeships are a great way to start your professional journey. They are perfect for school and college leavers, as well as anyone wanting a change of career. You might not have a lot of work experience, however if you are compassionate, caring, committed and have courage, an apprenticeship role could be for you.

An apprenticeship is a valuable addition to your CV, builds experience and improves your confidence in the working environment.


To see our current apprenticeships you can apply for, visit NHS Jobs

For more information please email Apprenticeships@nhft.nhs.uk   

Hear from an apprentice

Hear from an apprentice

Courtney Aldwinckle – Project Officer

“I chose Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (NHFT) to undertake my apprenticeship as a friend had recommended NHFT to me as a great place to work. I was told about the benefits and opportunities that NHFT staff are given, and it certainly hasn’t disappointed.  I started at NHFT in 2018 after leaving the hair and beauty industry. I came across a job advertisement on NHS jobs for a Level 2 Business Administrative apprenticeship within the Programme Management Office; I thought that this would be a great place to start a new career path and gain a qualification.

Just over a year later, I had finished my Business Administrative apprenticeship and secured a Band 3 permanent position in the Programme Management Office as a 'Project Assistant'. I thoroughly enjoyed this role and learning more about projects, but I was keen to learn the theory behind projects and how to manage one myself.  In 2020, my manager and I contacted NHFT's apprenticeship team to see if there was a project management apprenticeship available. I began my Level 4 Associate Project Management apprenticeship in March 2020 and after a couple of study breaks (due to Covid-19), I completed it in January 2023 with a distinction level qualification. Due to the experience and skills which I gained through the Associate Project Management apprenticeship; I successfully secured a Band 5 Project Officer role within PMO, so I am excited to get stuck into my new role and put my qualification into practice”.

What can you expect?

What can you expect?

You will gain valuable hands-on experience working with our staff and the opportunity to learn new skills and knowledge. You will earn a competitive apprenticeship wage and have career support every step of the way.

Why we offer apprenticeships

Why we offer apprenticeships

We offer apprenticeships because we want to:

  • Give valuable experience to students who want a career in the health sector.
  • Grow our future workforce.
  • Contribute to the health sector with a skilled, flexible and effective workforce.