The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital is offering valuable Apprenticeship opportunities.

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

Annie Cook, Bands 1-4 Career Development Coordinator,, Tel: 01603 287375

Clare Fox, Career Facilitator,, Tel: 01603 286843

Apprenticeship Administrator, Jamie Allison, telephone 01603 286231

Apprenticeship Facilitator, Yasmin Willis, telephone 01603 286217

End Point Assessment Administrator, Billie Whitelocke, telephone 01603 289097

The NNUH currently has nearly 992 employees who have either completed or are studying towards one of the following apprenticeship programmes:

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
Health – Level 2, 3, 4 & 5
Registered Nursing – Level 6 (ongoing development)
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
Facilities Management – Level 3

There are different levels available;

• Level 2 which takes approx 12 months. Health approx. 14 months (GCSE equivalent),
• Level 3 which takes approx 18 months. Health approx. 20 months (Alevel equivalent)
• Level 4 and 5 (Foundation degree level) which will take approximately 24 months to complete.
• Level 6 is a degree and will take 3 or 4 years depending on the qualification
• Level 7 is Masters and will take 1-2 years

Employing apprentices

Many departments within the NNUH are recruiting Apprentices of all ages. Newly Appointed Apprentices are new members of staff recruited by the Trust under a 12 or 18 month fixed term contract, depending on whether they are undertaking a level 2 or level 3 apprenticeship framework which will coincide with their job role. They receive the National Apprenticeship wage of £3.70 an hour (£ 138.75 per week).

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

View this page for guidance on applying.


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

  • earn a wage while you learn
  • gain nationally recognised qualifications
  • get 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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