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
IT project manager
Human resources manager
Deputy General manager- emergency and medicine
HR project and recruitment manager
Chief nursing officer
NHS medical director
Administration and business manager
Health care assistant
Nurse specialist Advisor
Nuclear medicine technologist
Mortuary services Manger
Physiotherapist technical instructor
Senior medical photography
Trainee cardio Physiologist
Voluntary services manager
Occupational therapy assistant
Speech and language therapist
Maxillo facial technician
Medical records coordinator
Practise development lead nurse
Assistant manager accountant
Senior hospital engineer
Trainee assistant Practitioner
Training coordinator sterile services
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