There are lots of different routes you can take to a career in the NHS, and one of those is an apprenticeship.

An apprenticeship is a great way to learn, gain valuable work-place experience and achieve a qualification, all while earning money.

You might think that an apprenticeship is something that is only available to young people leaving college, but you can start an apprenticeship at any age.

Whether you’re looking for your first job, want to move into a different career or want to further develop your skills, an apprenticeship is something that’s available for you.

Our commitment to apprenticeships

As an organisation we are part of the Government’s Apprenticeship Levy which means we contribute money every year specifically for apprenticeships.

We’ve been involved in designing the national apprenticeship standards and are using this as an opportunity to introduce new apprenticeship entry routes into the NHS, including our new Clinical Associate in Psychology role which launches in 2020.

How does an apprenticeship work?

Apprenticeships will usually last from anywhere between 12 months and four years.

They are split up into three parts; on and off the job learning and an assessment to formally pass the apprenticeship.

Every role must comply with the national apprenticeship standards which you can take a look at here.

What apprenticeships do you offer?

We currently employee apprentices in 19 different roles across the Trust.

Our apprenticeship roles range from clinical roles as a Support Worker or in Pharmacy, to support roles such as Business Administration, Catering, Electrician and Plumbing.

If there’s a career that you want to pursue as an apprenticeship we’re always looking to offer new roles so just get in touch and we’ll see how we can help.

How do I apply for an apprenticeship?

Every role will come with basic entry requirements, such as Maths and English qualifications, but the most important thing for us is that you have the right attitude and are willing to learn.

All of our current apprenticeship vacancies are listed on the NHS Jobs website and you’ll need to apply for them on there.

Find out more

Due to the nature of our roles we can only accept applications from people aged 18 and over.

If you have any questions about apprenticeships, or you’d like to find out more about a role just drop us an email at apprenticeships@shsc.nhs.uk

 

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