Apprentice Senior Healthcare Support Worker North Bristol NHS Trust

Do you aspire to be a Nurse, Midwife or Operating Department Practitioner? Are you passionate about delivering outstanding care within the world-renowned NHS? If the answer is yes, then our Apprentice Senior Healthcare Support Worker role is an exciting opportunity for enthusiastic motivated individuals to join NBT and start their career with us.

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

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Closing date: 28 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Min salary £22,383 Max salary £24,336 (once Clinical Skills training is complete) This training role is designed to support ‘new to care’ candidates developing into a Band 3 Senior Healthcare Support Worker role.

  • Working week

    Shift patterns across the weeks which may include evenings, nights and weekends.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    04 Jul 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    15 available

What you will do in your working day

The Apprentice Senior Healthcare Support Worker is a core member of the team delivering direct care to patients and supporting registered practitioners to deliver high-quality, compassionate health care to people in accordance with assessed needs and a care plan. You will be helping patients with daily living tasks such as:

- Helping patients feel comfortable and move around 
- Monitoring patients and performing basic health checks
- Washing, dressing patients and helping them go to the toilet
- Serving meals and helping to feed patients

Upon successful completion of clinical skills training, as a Senior Healthcare Support Worker, you will also be expected to carry out a range of clinical duties with minimal / no supervision, including:

-Blood pressure monitoring
-Oxygen saturation levels
-Body temperature
-Pulse rate and respiration rate
-Glucose monitoring
-Wound swab
-Collection and testing of urine, faecal and sputum samples

Whilst completing these tasks, the underlining aim is to deliver high-quality patient care at all times

The training you will be getting

On Successful completion of your apprenticeship you will gain:

  • Senior Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship (Level 3)
  • City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare
  • Functional Skills Level 2 - maths and English (if applicable)

Apprenticeship Training will take place at our hospital site in Southmead. Off-the-job hours will be allocated at the start and include training days (1 day per month) in our Learning and Research Centre

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

The ‘Apprentice Senior Healthcare Support Worker’ training role supports ‘new to care’ candidates developing into a Band 3 Senior Healthcare Support Worker role

On successful completion of this apprenticeship, you could progress onto higher level apprenticeship opportunities including the Student Nursing Associate or 4 year Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent Maths & English (Grade 4) Desired
NVQ or SVQ Level 2 or equivalent Healthcare Qualification (Grade Pass) Desired

About the employer

There are over 12,000 reasons why North Bristol NHS Trust is a place to be #NBTProud of. We support and care for every member of staff, every carer, every visitor, and will always put the patient first.


North Bristol NHS Trust


Southmead Hospital

Westbury on Trym


BS10 5NB


Rebecca Holmes

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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

Senior healthcare support worker

Level 3 (A level)

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 for this role, you will need to complete your application through the Trac system. Please submit your application before the close date advertised

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

Apply now

Closing date: 28 Jul 2024