Social Research Apprenticeship THE HEALTH FOUNDATION

We’re offering a Social Research Degree Apprenticeship in the Health Foundation’s Research Team. The role will involve: Conducting and commissioning research, applying research theories and skills to problems in social care, analysing data and communicating findings through various means.

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Closing date: 03 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Full-time: 37.5 hours per week (core hours will be in line with our hybrid framework; individual preferences to be discussed and agreed). 20% of this time will be spent on studying. 30 days of annual leave

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    15 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The role will involve:

  • Conducting and commissioning research
  • Applying research theories and skills to problems in social care
  • Analysing data and communicating findings through various means.  

The training you will be getting

  • Social researcher L6 apprenticeship Standard
  • (BA) Applied Social Research
  • Blended learning approach, combining online and face-to-face learning. Apprentices participate in the following off-the-job learning.

Online learning:

  • Live real-time online classes
  • Online distance learning materials that will typically take 6 hours per week to complete

Face-to-face learning:

  • Block residentials in Canterbury in September of Year 1, Year 2, Year 3 and Year 4
  • 1 day-long face-to-face teaching session per quarter in London (this may be repeated in other locations depending on employer demand)

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

* Become a Qualified Social Researcher. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Analytical skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade (Grade C/4)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade (Grade C/4)) Essential

Things to consider

30 days of annual leave, which include three days off at Christmas when the office closes (between Christmas and new year). This is in addition to the statutory public/bank holidays. Expected start date for interviews- w/c 24th June 2024

About the employer

We are an independent charity committed to bringing about better health and health care for people in the UK




The Health Foundation

Salisbury Square House

8 Salisbury Square


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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


University of Kent Apprenticeship Team

Apprenticeship standard

Social researcher

Level 6 (Degree with honours)

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

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