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NHS Apprenticeships

An apprenticeship is a way of training a new generation of practitioners of a trade in profession with on-the-job training and some accompanying study. They are seen by the Government as key to supporting future skills development and national economic recovery.

At present apprenticeships are integrated work-based training and development programmes, designed around the needs of employers, reflecting knowledge and competencies required in the workplace; leading to nationally accredited qualifications. Frameworks are being replaced by standards devised by employers with a focus on knowledge skills and behaviours.

Apprentice contracts must be for a minimum of 30 hours a week and for a minimum period:

  • 12 months for a Level 2 apprenticeship
  • 18 months for a Level 3 apprenticeship
  • 24 Months for a Level 4 Higher Qualification

Here at Burton Hospitals we exceed national guidelines regarding apprentice rates of pay. We also offer statutory leave & bank holidays.

We offer a number of clinical & non clinical apprenticeships and these can be accessed via our website and useful links tab. We offer apprenticeships in the following areas

Achieve a National Qualification

Gain valuable work experience

Continued support throughout your training

The chance to 'Earn whilst you Learn'

An opportunity to get a head start in your industry of choice

Chance to gain confidence in a work environment whilst still learning

The opportunity for additional training outside your Apprenticeship

Realise your potential and achieve an ambition

The chance to gain Functional Skills in Maths & English

  1. Step one is to go on to www.nhsjobs.co.uk and create an account, this will enable you to search for jobs and also get notifications should a suitable position become available. This is our main website for NHS careers and will give you a lot of information about the application process. You may also want to take a look at what's on offer with the National Apprenticeship Service.

  2. Your next step is to find a position you’re interested in and do some research into the role, its criteria and what would be expected of the person applying. This will help you make the decision whether the role is suitable for you and your skill set.

  3. If you feel the role is suitable then step 3 would be to fill in and submit an online application form. You can do this by clicking into the role on the website and selecting apply. Remember to put as much information as possible that is relevant to the role.

  4. During Step 4 the application form will ask for a lot of information from you starting with personal details like your name, address & qualifications. Then moving on to your employment history and references. You may also be asked a few questions about why you feel you are right for the role and why you have applied. This initial form can then be saved to your profile as a draft for further applications.

  5. After submitting your application you will wait to hear back regarding an interview. This may take a few weeks or maybe longer however, you will hear back either way. If you’re lucky enough to be invited for an interview you will receive a notification from your NHS Jobs account and will need to accept and select a date and time.

  6. Before the interview you will need to prepare by reading through the job specification and interview tips available on the website. You will also need to gather all your relevant certificates, ID and any other documents you have been requested to bring with you ready for the day.

  7. It’s now down to you to showcase your talents and impress your potential employers. Remember to come smartly dressed and ready to wow, arrive on time and try to answer all the questions to your best ability with the job specification in mind. Be sure to read through the interview tips available on the website.

Good Luck!

Be able to take in and follow instructions

Be able to attend college or take part in all relevant training

Be aged 16+

Be a resident in the UK/EEA for the last three years

Not already hold a similar /equivalent qualification in the same sub

Not be undertaking any other form of full time education/training

Have a good general standard of GCSE education or equivalent which includes Maths and English GCSE at grade C or above


How much do I get paid?

At BHFT we actually offer more than the national minimum wage for apprentices in year 1. That’s good news!

Do I get the same employment rights as a fully trained member of staff? Like holidays?

Yes! You have the same rights as any other employee, however the holiday entitlement may be slightly different as that varies with the role. However you will not receive occupational sick pay but will still receive statutory sick pay.

Do I have to pay for my travel to & from work/college?

Yes! It is your responsibility as a member of staff to commit to attending work and college on time by your own means. The hospital and our local college are easily accessible and on a regular bus route to all surrounding areas, offering buses every 15 minutes and a large pay and display car park on site at each.  As a staff member you can buy a parking permit however, there is a waiting list currently. You need to consider this when applying.

Will I get time during my working hours to complete any work towards my qualification?

Yes! You will be allocated time for study during the mandatory hours per week your required to work. However, it is also your responsibility to allow time to work on your qualification and if that means using some time out of work to complete it then you should make arrangements to do so.

If I have disability/difficulty learning, will I receive the support I need to complete my apprenticeship?

Yes! As an organisation it is very important that we support all our staff members in any way we can and most definitely in study.

If you have any further questions please contact us on 01283 511511 ext. 2095

This is an all you need to know website offering a structured set up of career pathways and specific information about roles in the NHS. Have a look, explore different sectors and plan your future career.

This website has everything you need to know about the trust and what it offers.

The national careers service is a great source of information for any specific career you may want to find out more about. Along with what kind of salaries you could expect, working hours and much more.

If you decide on a career in the NHS this website is where you will find all the jobs on offer currently, and how to apply.

‘Get in Go Far’ specifically tells you all you need to know about apprenticeships, what they are, what they offer and how to get your career started.

             This website will help you when looking for an apprenticeship that suits you.

For any further information please contact-

  • Paul Shirley (Talent for Care Lead)


  • Amber-Dee Ridgway (Talent for Care Apprentice Administrator)


01283 511511 ext.2095

We Offer Apprenticeships in the Following Areas

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Business Administration

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Customer Service

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Clinical Health Care Support

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Pharmacy Manufacturing

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Food Preparation

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Team Leading & Management

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Medical Administration

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Meet Our Apprentices

Jodie Marsh - PALS Coordinator

Harry Bird - Nursing Assistant

Sue Withnall - Specialist Nurse

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If you have any questions about a career with us, you can call our dedicated recruitment team on 01283 511511 ext. 5720/2979/3120

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