Hospital offers 14 new apprenticeship roles

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital is taking a lead in promoting apprenticeships for existing staff and creating new job opportunities for people of all ages through a range of apprenticeships.

Apprenticeships are a framework of education which combines core skills such as English and Maths with technical skills needed for specific clinical or admin jobs and also incorporates a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ).

The hospital is working with partner organisations in the NHS locally to offer apprenticeships with a focus on Band 2-4 positions to people of all ages. Whilst some apprentices may be of school-leaving age, apprenticeships are open to anyone of any age with our oldest apprentice aged 58. The Trust currently has 60 staff going through apprenticeship programmes and it is hoped that this number will grow. The hospital is the first in the region to introduce an apprenticeship training scheme for maternity care assistants.

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital is taking part in a county-wide initiative to introduce supernumerary apprentices within local health services. The hospital currently has 14 roles advertised in areas covering admin assistant roles, clinic receptionist/ward clerk in the emergency department, healthcare assistant roles in the emergency department, medical wards, surgical wards, operating theatre support workers and pathology laboratory support workers. People can only apply for the apprentice positions through

Applications are welcomed from internal and/or external applicants aged 16 to 18 but recruitment will then be on merit. For the posts you will need to have a good general education and have at least 4 GCSE’s at D or above (or equivalent) and have an excellent attendance record at school/college. You will need to be motivated and committed to completing the Apprenticeship Programme in one year.

The aim is that the supernumerary apprentices will develop new skills and knowledge whilst working with an established team gaining valuable work experience and a recognised apprenticeship qualification – Business Administration Level 2, Health & Social Care Level 2, Pathology Support Worker Level 2, or Theatre Support Worker Level 2.

This is a comprehensive, supportive training and development programme. The programme consists of 4 days per week on-the-job experience, one day per week off the job training and development at City College Norwich and a training allowance of £95 per week.

Thursday 28th of October 2010 11:00:05 AM