‚ÄčApprenticeships provide routes into a variety of careers in the NHS and are an excellent opportunity to:

- earn a salary

- gain work experience

- achieve nationally recognised qualifications

...all at the same time.

All our apprentice vacancies are advertised via NHS Jobs.

What does it involve?

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 usually on a day release basis. Every framework is tailored to suit the individual Apprentice and their department to ensure that the combination of theory and practice is the right one.

 What can it offer?

- A firm commitment from the Trust to pay an apprenticeship a salary (at nationally agreed rates) and 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

What does the qualification involve?

An apprenticeship is a set of qualifications specific to a skill area called a 'framework'. It involves:

- Most Apprenticeship frameworks follow a standard format which includes all or some of:

- Competence based qualification (assessed on the job)

- Knowledge based qualification (technical certificate or elements within the NVQ)

- Functional/Key skills (Literacy/Numeracy/ICT)

- Employee rights and responsibilities

- Personal, Learning and Thinking skills 

 What happens at the end?

An apprenticeship within the Trust will be for a period of 12/18 months. There may be opportunities for progression onto further apprenticeship qualifications 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 the Apprenticeship Vacancies webpage here .


Video guides to careers in the NHS

The aim of the widening participation programme is to provide work experience and enrichment opportunities for young people and those not in employment, education or training to increase their knowledge and awareness of the wide range of career opportunities within the NHS, to encourage them to consider a career within the NHS and support them in choosing the right path and entry route for their chosen career.

Learning, education and widening participation have put together relevant videos for different careers in healthcare. All of the videos have been taken from different NHS settings and cover popular careers along with not so talked about careers.

 The videos will hopefully answer a lot of questions for young people, or people who want a career change. 


Healthcare scientific practitioner


Pharmacy technician

IT project manager

Human resources manager

Deputy General manager- emergency and medicine

HR project and recruitment manager

Chief nursing officer

NHS medical director

Graduate medic

Administration and business manager

Leadership coach

Nursery nurse

Health care assistant

Nurse specialist Advisor

Senior sister

Nuclear medicine technologist

Pharmacist trainee

Mortuary services Manger

Physiotherapist technical instructor

Senior medical photography


Trainee cardio Physiologist

Clinical lead

Operational matron



Voluntary services manager

Occupational therapy assistant

Speech and language therapist

Maxillo facial technician

Medical records coordinator

Lead nurse

Practise development lead nurse

Senior sister

Office manager

Assistant manager accountant

Senior hospital engineer


Trainee assistant Practitioner

Chief executive

Senior radiographer

Training coordinator sterile services

Consultant Anaesthetist


Research nurse


 Health careers 

Meet Michelle, an adult nurse in the NHS

Meet Nish, An anaesthetist

Meet Ruth, clinical healthcare scientists

Meet Abby, a dental nurse

Meet Scott, a dietician

Meet Mil, a GP

Meet Miranda, a genomics practitioner

Meet Andrew, a haematologist

Meet Micheal, a healthcare assistant

Meet Amelia, a healthcare assistant in the NHS

Meet Ryan, a medical engineer

Meet Matt, an operating department practitioner

Meet Chantelle, a patient transport service driver

Meet Jacques, a pharmacy assistant

Meet Aaron, a Physiotherapist

Meet Paul, a radiographer

Meet Shanice, a radiology support worker

Meet Ducan, surgeon in the NHS


Career in Healthcare Science

A Career in healthcare science

A Career in healthcare Science (introduction)

A Career in Radio Pharmacy

A Career in Nuclear Medicine as a clinical scientist

A Career in Nuclear medicine as a clinical technologist

A Career in Neurophysiology

A Career in Audiology

A Career in Cardiac Physiology

A Career in Respiratory Physiology

A Career in Medical Engineering

A Career in Histopathology

A Career in Gastro intestinal