Apprenticeships

 

 

​Our 'Widening Participation' team won 'Large Apprenticeship Employer of the Year award' from the NHS Apprenticeship Recognition Awards 2017 recently. Congratulations to the team!

​​​​​​Apprenticeships 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. There are over 80 possible apprenticeship frameworks that cover over 100 job roles within the health care sector. The Trust currently supports Business Administration apprentices.

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 types are there? 

The Trust currently supports:

1 - Intermediate Level Apprenticeships work towards work-based learning qualifications such as a Level 2

2 - Advanced Level Apprenticeships work towards work-based learning qualifications such as a Level 3

 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 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
http://icould.com/videos/james-g/

Audiologist
http://icould.com/videos/jody-b/

Pharmacy technician
http://icould.com/videos/kathryn-p/

IT project manager
http://icould.com/videos/madeline-n/

Human resources manager
http://icould.com/videos/jennifer-c/

Deputy General manager- emergency and medicine
http://icould.com/videos/ned-h/

HR project and recruitment manager
http://icould.com/videos/matt-h/

Chief nursing officer
http://icould.com/videos/chris-b/

NHS medical director
http://icould.com/videos/sir-bruce-keogh/

Graduate medic
http://icould.com/videos/cara-o/

Administration and business manager
http://icould.com/videos/karen-b/

Leadership coach
http://icould.com/videos/jane-r-2/

Nursery nurse
http://icould.com/videos/jeanette-c/

Health care assistant
http://icould.com/videos/susan-m/

Nurse specialist Advisor
http://icould.com/videos/angela-d/

Senior sister
http://icould.com/videos/sarah-c-3/

Nuclear medicine technologist
http://icould.com/videos/daniel-g/

Pharmacist trainee
http://icould.com/videos/andy-b/

Mortuary services Manger
http://icould.com/videos/nicola-w/

Physiotherapist technical instructor
http://icould.com/videos/sarah-c-2/

Senior medical photography
http://icould.com/videos/jaclyn-m/

Physiotherapist
http://icould.com/videos/megan-f/

Trainee cardio Physiologist
http://icould.com/videos/caroline-r/

Clinical lead
http://icould.com/videos/nick-f/

Operational matron
http://icould.com/videos/claire-t/

Dietician
http://icould.com/videos/laura-m/

Chaplin
http://icould.com/videos/anne-a/

Voluntary services manager
http://icould.com/videos/suzanne-r/

Occupational therapy assistant
http://icould.com/videos/sarah-h/

Speech and language therapist
http://icould.com/videos/helen-w-2/

Maxillo facial technician
http://icould.com/videos/helen-w-2/

Medical records coordinator
http://icould.com/videos/joanne-s/

Lead nurse
http://icould.com/videos/nikki-r/

Practise development lead nurse
http://icould.com/videos/vicky-d/

Senior sister
http://icould.com/videos/janet-o/

Office manager
http://icould.com/videos/dennis-b/

Assistant manager accountant
http://icould.com/videos/ian-w/

Senior hospital engineer
http://icould.com/videos/mark-c/

Radiographer
http://icould.com/videos/kelly-f/

Trainee assistant Practitioner
http://icould.com/videos/gillian-d/

Chief executive
http://icould.com/videos/gareth-g/

Senior radiographer
http://icould.com/videos/helen-m/

Training coordinator sterile services
http://icould.com/videos/karen-s/

Consultant Anaesthetist
http://icould.com/videos/andrew-j/

Carpenter
http://icould.com/videos/jermaine-s/

Research nurse
http://icould.com/videos/sara-s/

 

 Health careers 

Meet Michelle, an adult nurse in the NHS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWFbnJRwDGA&list=PLnnppXZprOJe8gfYwKSygLJ3kKOSEDU9g&index=1

Meet Nish, An anaesthetist

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wR-Fw1gZ4V8&list=PLnnppXZprOJe8gfYwKSygLJ3kKOSEDU9g&index=2

Meet Ruth, clinical healthcare scientists

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltur9RLrY4o&list=PLnnppXZprOJe8gfYwKSygLJ3kKOSEDU9g&index=3

Meet Abby, a dental nurse

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxiHpercUyU&list=PLnnppXZprOJe8gfYwKSygLJ3kKOSEDU9g&index=4

Meet Scott, a dietician

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSiZy25E4fU&list=PLnnppXZprOJe8gfYwKSygLJ3kKOSEDU9g&index=5

Meet Mil, a GP

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hW_qZPgwegE&list=PLnnppXZprOJe8gfYwKSygLJ3kKOSEDU9g&index=6

Meet Miranda, a genomics practitioner

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdhQyolYUEg&list=PLnnppXZprOJe8gfYwKSygLJ3kKOSEDU9g&index=7

Meet Andrew, a haematologist

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWAlIZgGEPQ&list=PLnnppXZprOJe8gfYwKSygLJ3kKOSEDU9g&index=8

Meet Micheal, a healthcare assistant

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKukNzye_78&list=PLnnppXZprOJe8gfYwKSygLJ3kKOSEDU9g&index=9

Meet Amelia, a healthcare assistant in the NHS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tt4HhkAecv8&list=PLnnppXZprOJe8gfYwKSygLJ3kKOSEDU9g&index=10

Meet Ryan, a medical engineer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdJjBQk3SrQ&list=PLnnppXZprOJe8gfYwKSygLJ3kKOSEDU9g&index=11

Meet Matt, an operating department practitioner

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARx-C4einD8&list=PLnnppXZprOJe8gfYwKSygLJ3kKOSEDU9g&index=12

Meet Chantelle, a patient transport service driver

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpoLIg-fclQ&list=PLnnppXZprOJe8gfYwKSygLJ3kKOSEDU9g&index=13

Meet Jacques, a pharmacy assistant

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7RYiERqbRU&list=PLnnppXZprOJe8gfYwKSygLJ3kKOSEDU9g&index=14

Meet Aaron, a Physiotherapist

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_hDun-YQlw&list=PLnnppXZprOJe8gfYwKSygLJ3kKOSEDU9g&index=15

Meet Paul, a radiographer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5v2OFXF7Lk&list=PLnnppXZprOJe8gfYwKSygLJ3kKOSEDU9g&index=16

Meet Shanice, a radiology support worker

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVXXmm-E6OY&list=PLnnppXZprOJe8gfYwKSygLJ3kKOSEDU9g&index=17

Meet Ducan, surgeon in the NHS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHaIJy3XF8o&list=PLnnppXZprOJe8gfYwKSygLJ3kKOSEDU9g&index=18


Career in Healthcare Science

A Career in healthcare science

https://vimeopro.com/swbh/healthcare-science-1/video/158468574

A Career in healthcare Science (introduction)

https://vimeopro.com/swbh/healthcare-science-1/video/158472159

A Career in Radio Pharmacy

https://vimeopro.com/swbh/healthcare-science-1/video/158481471

A Career in Nuclear Medicine as a clinical scientist

https://vimeopro.com/swbh/healthcare-science-1/video/158479911

A Career in Nuclear medicine as a clinical technologist

https://vimeopro.com/swbh/healthcare-science-1/video/158482099

A Career in Neurophysiology

https://vimeopro.com/swbh/healthcare-science-1/video/158482887

A Career in Audiology

https://vimeopro.com/swbh/healthcare-science-1/video/158473995

A Career in Cardiac Physiology

https://vimeopro.com/swbh/healthcare-science-1/video/158483195

A Career in Respiratory Physiology

https://vimeopro.com/swbh/healthcare-science-1/video/158494610

A Career in Medical Engineering

https://vimeopro.com/swbh/healthcare-science-1/video/158470527

A Career in Histopathology

https://vimeopro.com/swbh/healthcare-science-1/video/158484361

A Career in Gastro intestinal

https://vimeopro.com/swbh/healthcare-science-1/video/158487076

Biochemistry

https://vimeopro.com/swbh/healthcare-science-1/video/158486681

 


 

 

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