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As an apprentice here at UHNM you will have a training agreement with an approved work-based Learning Provider. The apprenticeship is a combination of theory and practice with much of the learning being assessed in the workplace

Apprentices learn the practical skills needed within the workplace alongside staff in the hospital and off-the-job they learn the underpinning knowledge from a Tutor either in the classroom or by remote learning

All Apprenticeship standards state that a learner has to spend 20% of their contracted hours doing ‘off the job’ training. This comes in a variety of formats, including: study days, learning time with tutors, supernumerary observation of other staff, specific CPD training for the work area, shadowing other staff etc. Your manager and the UHNM apprentice team will support you to achieve your 20% off the job training


  • A firm commitment from the Trust to pay an apprenticeship a salary (at nationally agreed rates) and on/off the job training support for the duration of the apprenticeship
  • A chance to achieve a nationally recognised qualification
  • The knowledge and experience to take the first steps on the ladder to a successful career
  • High quality skills that are increasingly recognised by employers

An apprenticeship is based on nationally approved Apprenticeship standards

These standards outline the requirements that are required to be fulfilled in order to achieve the apprenticeship qualification including:

  • The values and behaviours that need to be demonstrated
  • The skills and knowledge that needs to be demonstrated which will be underpinned by a combination of assessments, competency based qualification or academic qualification
  • The level of numeracy and literacy to be achieved
  • Completion of an end point assessment which may include one to one interviews, observations in the workplace and /or a written examination

An apprenticeship within the Trust will be for a period of 12/18 months. At the end of the apprenticeship there may be opportunities for progression onto a further apprenticeship qualification and you will have access to apply for any available recruitment opportunities in the Trust. You can find the apprenticeship vacancies available at UHNM and all other apprenticeship positions nationally by visiting Careers at UHNM.