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 ( 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

01603 287375

Yasmin Willis – Deputy Career Development Manager

01603 286217

Jamie Allison – Apprenticeship Administrator

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Daisy Hanton – End Point Assessment Administrator

01603 289097

For all Apprenticeship enquiries, please email

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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 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

Clinical Qualifications

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:



Non- Clinical

Equivalent Qualification

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.

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