Apprentice Healthcare Support Worker Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

If you’re thinking about a career in healthcare and are kind, caring and want to help others - we want to hear from you! Working as a Healthcare Support Worker is a vital role within the team and if you’re positive, caring and have a can-do attitude – we want you to join us.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £18,870 - £19,918 [plus enhanced pay for any unsocial hours]

  • Working week

    Most roles are shift based covering 7 days a week, but there’s enhanced pay for any unsocial hours. Hours TBC.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    30 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    70 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The role will be at the patient bedside – taking on tasks including washing and dressing patients, helping patients move, making beds and serving meals. We will also teach you technical skills, including how to check a patient’s blood pressure, temperature and heart rate and emergency lifesaving skills. With the chance to learn more advanced skills such as taking a patient’s blood for testing.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Over 18 months, you will have a personal trainer/assessor who will help you develop knowledge, skills and behaviours to provide high-quality, compassionate healthcare and learn how to carry out a range of healthcare or therapeutic tasks. The programme is made up of mandatory units which cover core competencies, and optional units to tailor learning to your needs and aspirations. You will gain a Senior Healthcare Support Worker Level 3 Apprenticeship including a Diploma in Healthcare.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Upon completion you can apply for, and progress onto, more senior healthcare support worker roles. You will gain the prerequisite qualifications to move onto other training and apprenticeships like the Nurse Associate, Nursing and Associate Healthcare Practitioner. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Non judgemental, Patience


NVQ or SVQ Level 1 or equivalent English (Grade GCSE 2/E+ or equivalent) Essential
NVQ or SVQ Level 1 or equivalent Maths (Grade GCSE 2/E+ or equivalent) Essential

Things to consider

We are looking for candidates with experience in a public facing/customer care role or environment. The ideal candidates will have previous experience in a Health/Social Care role or within the NHS, although no previous healthcare experience is needed. Your life outside work is important and we will also consider applications for part time hours.

About the employer

At Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, our vision is to provide outstanding care for every patient. Patient care is at the heart of what we do at our three hospitals in Basingstoke, Winchester and Andover, as well as in the care we provide in the community. We provide medical and surgical services to a population of approximately 600,000 across Hampshire and parts of West Berkshire and specialist services to people across the UK and internationally


Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Romsey Road



SO22 5DG


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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Senior healthcare support worker

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

We have new vacancies every month with regular start dates. Scroll down the list of vacancies and select Healthcare Support Worker (RHCH/Winchester) for information and to apply through our Recruitment System - Trac. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted at least 5 working days before their scheduled interview date. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from via email - please ensure to check your junk/spam folders.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 31 Aug 2023