Apprentice Health Care Assistant Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

At Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust we are passionate about our values of care, honesty, and accountability. This apprenticeship provides those with the same passions to kick start their healthcare careers, completing a 15-month Level 2 apprenticeship which will provide the essential health & caring skills required in the NHS today.

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

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Closing date: 23 Feb 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,296.00 to £20,319.00

    Additional daily set allowance to support travel and meal (currently additional £6.10 per day)

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates
  • Working week

    Generally Monday to Friday with shift patterns to meet patient needs (may include 7.00am starts, or starts later in the day, but days will be set at 7.5 hours). As you grow in skills and confidence this may evolve into weekend and evenings.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    06 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    12 available

What you will do in your working day

There is no average week in the NHS! Successful candidates will be working appropriate shifts to support patient care. Initially, this will generally be Monday to Friday but, as skills and confidence grow, it may begin to involve some weekend/evenings.

Working alongside other healthcare professionals, you will be working at either our Hull Royal Infirmary or Castle Hill Hospital sites, to undertake tasks such as:

  • Supporting patients with fluid and dietary requirements
  • Helping with menu choices
  • Supporting personal care activities (washing, dressing etc)
  • Making beds
  • Keeping areas clean and tidy
  • Record keeping and helping other clinical staff as appropriate

The training you will be getting

  • Healthcare support worker Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard
  • During this apprenticeship, as well as the Level 2 standard, candidates will achieve the nationally recognised Care Certificate and could achieve (if not already done so) Maths and English at Level 2 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Following successful completion of this apprenticeship you may wish to progress to the advanced/level 3 Senior Healthcare Support Worker apprenticeship programme (which provides entry to the Registered Nurse Degree Programmes) or to becoming a full time Health Care Assistant within our clinical teams 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Number skills, Team working, Non judgemental, Patience, Caring


GCSE or equivalent English (Language) (Grade D or 3) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade D or 3) Essential

Things to consider

Working in the NHS is no 9-5 career; we are looking for people who are passionate about following a caring in providing skilled support to our patients and their families.

About the employer

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is a large acute NHS Trust situated in Kingston upon Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire. We employ around 10,00 people. We provide a full range of urgent and planned general hospital services, covering the major medical and surgical specialties, routine and specialist diagnostic services and other clinical support services.


Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Hull University Teaching Hospitals

Castle Hill or Hull Royal Infirmary

Cottingham or Hull



Natalie Hall

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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Healthcare support worker

Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 23 Feb 2024