We are very proud of our apprentices and what they go onto achieve. Not only do they improve themselves personally, but they also help to create the future workforce at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and for the NHS as a whole.
What is an Apprenticeship?
We are proud of the variety of apprenticeships available to those wanting to join our workforce! Apprenticeships provide the opportunity to ‘earn whilst you learn’, being able to develop key skills, knowledge and behaviour whilst working as part of a team within our organisation.
Apprenticeships are available across the Trust in both clinical and administrative based roles. Our apprenticeship vacancies are advertised on the NHS Jobs website (www.jobs.nhs.uk) on an ‘as and when’ basis throughout the year. New apprentices to the Trust are employed on a fixed term basis- the length of our apprenticeships will vary depending on the level and subject. Level 2 and 3 apprenticeships are typically employed on a 14 and 20 month contract, whereas apprenticeships in higher levels have durations of at least 18 months.
Apprenticeships are available to anyone over the age of 16, and are certainly not just for those in the 16-18 age range! From school leavers to those looking for a career change, apprenticeships can be the perfect opportunity for anyone looking to begin a brand new career. In order to ensure you are eligible to undertake an apprenticeship, you must comply with the Government Funding rules.
All applicants must be:
- Aged 16+
- Resident in the UK/EEA for the last three years
- Must NOT have a qualification at the equivalent or above level in a similar subject (there needs to be significant new learning)
- Must NOT be in any form of formal government-funded education
Applicants must also have 4 GCSE’s at Grade D/3 or above (or equivalent.)
Meet the team
Annie Cook – Career Development Manager
Yasmin Willis – Deputy Career Development Manager
Jamie Allison – Apprenticeship Administrator
Daisy Hanton – End Point Assessment Administrator
For all Apprenticeship enquiries, please email NNUHApprenticeships@nnuh.nhs.uk
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The NNUH currently has nearly 1,000 employees who have either completed or are studying towards one of the following apprenticeship programmes:
|Business Administration||Level 3|
|Customer Service||Level 2|
|Leadership & Management||Level 5|
|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|
|Data Analyst||Level 4|
|Health||Level 2, 3, 4 & 5|
|Pharmacy||Level 2 & 3|
|Allied Health Professional||Level 3|
|Advanced Clinical Practitioner||Level 7|
|Pathology Support||Level 2 & 4|
|Support Services||Level 2|
|Registered Nursing||Level 6 (ongoing development)|
|Healthcare Science||Level 4 & 6|
Length of qualifications:
|Level 2||14 months||14 months||5 GCSEs|
|Level 3||20 months||20 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 standard. Newly appointed Apprentices are new members of staff recruited by the Trust under a 14 to 20 month fixed term contract (depending on the level/subject – this will be stated on the job advert).
New Apprentices receive the National Apprenticeship wage of £4.30 an hour (£161.25 per week), alongside a travel allowance of £28.93 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.
99% of our apprentices go onto employment, whilst 93% 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.