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Apprenticeships

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An apprenticeship at our hospitals is a great way of gaining qualifications, workplace experience and it can help you take the first steps in your career with the NHS.  

At Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust we are committed to bringing more young people and adult learners into our workforce. Not only can young people and adult learners bring new skills and ideas, but they can help us to maintain a talented, well-equipped future workforce that represents our local community.

If you are passionate about delivering excellent healthcare services and joining the largest public sector employer in the UK, then why not consider kick-starting your career within the NHS through an apprenticeship? 

There are many benefits to working in an apprenticeship:

  • Earn while you learn with practical training on the job
  • Regular paid study time with a local training provider
  • Mentoring by subject experts and support throughout your apprenticeship
  • Nationally recognised qualifications
  • Transferable skills with new career opportunities open up to you once you complete your apprenticeship

ApprenticeWhat does an Apprenticeship involve?

An apprenticeship is a training position where you benefit from a combination of practical training and study – all while being employed and earning a wage as you learn. You’ll have both on and off the job training, with study time allocated for you to complete your qualification so you can maintain a good work/life balance. You will be fully supported throughout by your tutor and workplace mentor.

There are four levels of apprenticeships available at our Trust.

▼ Intermediate level apprenticeships

Intermediate level apprenticeships
Intermediate level apprentices follow work-based learning towards level 2 - equivalent to 5 GCSEs at grades 9-4 (A*-C). These apprenticeships provide the skills you need for your chosen career and allow entry to an advanced level apprenticeship.

 

▼ Advanced level apprenticeships

Advanced level apprenticeships
Advanced level apprentices follow work-based learning towards level 3 - equivalent to 2 A-levels. To start this level of apprenticeship, you should ideally have five GCSEs (grade 4 / C or above) or have completed an intermediate level apprenticeship.

 

▼ Higher level apprenticeships

Higher level apprenticeships
Higher level apprenticeships follow work-based learning towards levels 4 and 5 equivalent to a foundation degree and above. To start this level of apprenticeship, you should ideally have 2 A-levels (or equivalent) or have completed an advanced level apprenticeship.

 

▼ Degree level apprenticeships

Degree level apprenticeships
Degree level apprentices follow work-based learning towards levels 6 and 7 - equivalent to a full bachelor's or master's degree.

 

We want you to stay with us.

When you have successfully completed your apprenticeship, we want you to stay with us and many of our apprentices have now gone on to secure permanent jobs either with us, other NHS or public sector bodies or have commenced further professional training.

The Trust actively promotes training and development within the organisation, we are currently looking for new recruits and also colleagues from our current workforce who might be  looking to develop their career.

Victoria1810

I think being an apprentice gives you an advantage, because of the specific experience you gain, which cannot be taught. I have learnt lots from university and I really enjoy my lectures, but some things cannot be taught; you need to experience them yourself to learn and understand.

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Danielfinished

"I would definitely encourage people to take an apprenticeship as it is a great experience to study for your qualification whilst learning practically on the job.

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For more information contact us:

If you're interested in WAHT Apprenticeships we'd love to hear from you. Contact us on:

Tel: +44 (0)7512 795840

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Or follow us on twitter @WAHT_Apprentice

All of our current apprenticeship vacancies are listed on our NHS WAHT jobs page.

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