Apprenticeships

What is an Apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a job which has a very structured education framework to support the role. It provides on-the-job training so that you gain work experience that will enhance your future employment prospects along with achieveing a nationally recognised qualification. You will also earn whilst you learn!

Criteria for existing staff members are as follows; must have lived in the UK for a minimum of 3 years and if they hold a degree or level 4 or above qualification, it must not be in a similar subject to the apprenticeship they wish to apply for, are eligible for funding to undertake an apprenticeship framework/standard providing the selected programme is achievable within the employee’s job role.

The Apprenticeships are delivered by a College or Training Provider, mainly if not completely within the workplace. Apprenticeship frameworks have replaced NVQ’s as stand alone qualifications and are a combination of qualifications, which include Literacy, Numeracy, ICT, Technical Certificates, Personal Development and a NVQ Diploma portfolio, all of which need to be completed and passed to obtain the qualification

Meet the team

For all Apprenticeship enquiries, please email  NNUHApprenticeships@nnuh.nhs.uk

Annie Cook Career Development Coordinator annie.cook@nnuh.nhs.uk Tel: 01603 287375
Jamie Allison Apprenticeship Administrator jamie.allison@nnuh.nhs.uk Tel: 01603 286231
Clare Fox Career Facilitator clare.fox@nnuh.nhs.uk Tel: 01603 286843
Yasmin Willis Apprenticeship Facilitator Yasmin.Willis@nnuh.nhs.uk Tel: 01603 286217
Billie Whitelocke End Point Assessment Administrator Billie.Whitelocke@nnuh.nhs.uk Tel: 01603 289097

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Apprenticeship Qualifications

The NNUH currently has nearly 1,000 employees who have either completed or are studying towards one of the following apprenticeship programmes:

Non-Clinical Qualifications

Business Admin Level 2 & 3 & 4
Customer Service Level 2 & 3
Management & Leadership Level 3, 4, 5 & 6 & 7
Accountancy Level 2 & 3 & 4 – through to Masters
Creative Digital Media Level 3
Digital Marketing Level 3
IT User Level 2 & 3
IT Professional Level 2 & 3
Medical Administration Level 2 & 3

Clinical Qualifications

Health Level 2, 3, 4 & 5
Pharmacy Level 2 & 3
Allied Health Professional Level 3
Health & Social Care Level 2 & 3
Pathology Support Level 2 & 4
Support Services Level 2 & 3
Registered Nursing Level 6 (ongoing development)
Facilities Management Level 3

Length of qualifications:

Level

Clinical

Non- Clinical

Equivalent Qualification

Level 2 14 months 12 months 5 G.C.S.E ‘s
Level 3 20 months 18 months 2 A-levels
Level 4 N/A Approximately 24 months First Year Degree level
Level 5 Approximately 24 months Approximately 24 months Foundation Degree Level
Level 6 Approximately 3/4 years Approximately 3/4 years Degree Level
Level 7 N/A Between 1 & 2 years Masters

Being an NNUH Apprentice

Currently we employ new Apprentices on either a Level 2 or Level 3 Framework / Standard. Newly appointed Apprentices are new members of staff recruited by the Trust under a 12 – 20 month fixed term contract (depending on the level / subject).

New Apprentices receive the National Apprenticeship wage of £3.70 an hour (£138.75 per week), alongside a travel allowance of £26.25 per month – this is equivalent to a First Bus bus pass. After one year on programme, Apprentices will receive National Minimum Wage for their age.

Apprentice posts are proving very successful within the NNUH and are also a great platform for a future career within the NHS and Healthcare Sector.

98% of our Apprentices go onto employment, whilst 92% gain employment within the Trust.

 

View this page for guidance on applying.

Benefits of an NNUH Apprenticeship

Why is being an apprentice at the NNUH such a great idea?

  • Earning and learning at the same time.
  • Gaining nationally recognised qualifications.
  • Getting paid holidays and bank holidays.
  • Receive training and support in post.
  • Receive a thorough induction and regular review sessions.
  • You will be designated a mentor to help guide your apprenticeship.
  • Learn job-specific skills.
  • Gain exposure to the vast array of job and career opportunities within the NNUH and NHS in general.

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