Healthcare Support Worker Apprentice (Trustwide) Northumbria Healthcare NHS foundation Trust

Exciting opportunities have arisen for Health Care Support Worker Level 2 Apprenticeship at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust; the posts are available are working within an NHS Healthcare environment while completing a Level 2 Apprenticeship qualification (15 months). Positions will be available across our trust sites.

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

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Closing date: 07 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Full time Part time Flexible working (Shifts to be confirmed)

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    14 Oct 2024

  • Date posted

    05 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    10 available

What you will do in your working day

  • To work under the supervision of the practitioner and staff members in the delivery of high quality care
  • To provide assistance and support to a broad spectrum of service users, and the multi-disciplinary team
  • Assist with daily workload within a department
  • To gain relevant work based learning within a Healthcare environment
  • Become prepared and knowledgeable within the working environment and work towards gaining a Level 2 Apprenticeship in Healthcare support worker

The training you will be getting

  • Earn a salary while studying
  • Gain job specific skills, knowledge and behaviours
  • Study towards a related qualification including literacy and numeracy (if required)
  • Have regular pastoral support and personal development reviews
  • Are employed on a 15 month fixed term contract
  • Enjoy benefits such as paid annual leave, comprehensive mandatory training, protected time for your studies and NHS discounts

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Upon successful completion further NHS apprenticeships are available.
  • Level 3 equivalent to 2 A levels, Level 5 equivalent to an Undergraduate Degree, Level 6 equivalent to a Degree and Level 7 is equivalent to a Masters.

(This post is strictly subject to satisfactory completion of the Care Certificate Programme which must be completed in the first 12 weeks of commencement of post).

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Interpersonal skills, Positive work ethic


GCSE or equivalent 5 GCSE's including Maths and Engligh (Grade Grade A-E, 9-2) Essential

Things to consider

Placements will be avilable across the Northumbria Healthcare Trust sites

About the employer

We provide a range of health and care services to support more than 500,000 people living in Northumberland and North Tyneside across the largest geographical area of any NHS Trust in England. Our teams deliver care from hospitals, a range of community venues and people’s homes. Our hospitals include a specialist emergency care hospital (the first of its kind in England), three general hospitals and community hospitals. In the community we deliver a wide range of community services.


Northumbria Healthcare NHS foundation Trust


7-8 Silver Fox Way

Cobalt Business Park

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE27 0QJ


Dawn Waugh


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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

To apply and for more information, please follow the link.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 07 Jul 2024