NHS Apprenticeships in Leeds

Start making a difference

Find work-based NHS programmes with the Leeds Teaching

Hospitals Trust designed around the needs of employers.

Wanting to join the healthcare force and be part of something special?

Why not earn, learn and make a difference with an NHS apprenticeship.

What is an apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the needs of employers and their employees, and lead to nationally recognised qualifications for the apprentice.

  • Earn while you learn
  • Gain nationally recognised qualifications
  • Start your career in healthcare

Leeds City College works in partnership with Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust to recruit and train apprenticeships within the healthcare sector.

We currently have vacancies for:

How do I apply?

Click ‘Apply now’ on the live vacancy you wish to apply for, this will take you through to the NHS Jobs website.
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Healthcare Clinical Support Apprentice

What is the Clinical Support Worker Apprenticeship?

At a glance:

12 months
Any of the Leeds Teaching Hospitals
37.5 (varied shifts)
– Assist with daily living activities
– Record observations
– Document care in patient notes
– Preparing ward areas

Qualifications you will gain:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support
  • BTEC Level 2 Extended Award in Work skills for Effective Learning and Employment
  • Functional Skills in Maths and English at Level 1

Support and Care

If you’re looking for a role where you can care for patients and support colleagues in their care for them then the Clinical Support Worker Apprenticeship could be just right for you.

With a thorough three week induction programme preparing you for working on a ward, through to the completion of the course this varied and vital role will equip you for life as a Clinical Support Worker (CSW). Tasks are varied and will depend upon the ward you on but you will assist the nurses and other CSWs care for patients.

With the potential to lead to a permanent position and from there opportunity to progress onto the Level 3 Senior Clinical Support worker apprenticeship, this is an ideal way to get started in the NHS, making a positive contribution to the lives of patients and those who care for them from day one.

Clinical Support Workers need to demonstrate a mature, professional attitude and respect for the patient’s privacy and dignity is essential. If this sounds like you and you want to start your career in care, click on the live vacancy and take your first step with care.

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Healthcare Business Administrator Apprentice

At a glance:

12 months
Any of the Leeds Teaching Hospitals
37.5 (varied shifts)
– Provide excellent service to staff, patients and visitors
– Support the smooth running of work areas
– Use specialised systems
– Keep precise records

Qualifications you will gain:

  • BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Business Administration
  • Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT Level 1
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills Level 1

Not all NHS roles are clinical – clerical and administrative roles are crucial to the smooth functioning of the NHS, underpinning all the valuable work undertaken by clinical staff. If you’re looking for an administrative role within the NHS, the Business Administration apprenticeship will give you the grounding you need to succeed.

On successful completion of the apprenticeship, within the given timescale, you will be offered a permanent Band 2 role within the Trust. From here you can progress further with plenty of opportunities to gain more experience and qualifications, such as the Level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship. Take your first step on your career journey by clicking here.

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Facilities Technician Apprentice

What is the Facilities Technician (Patient Environment) apprenticeship?

At a glance:

13 months
Based at Leeds General Infirmary or St James’s University Hospital (with possible requirement to work across sites)
30 (varied shifts)
– Provide a range of services including cleaning and catering
– Assist in transporting patients and equipment around sites
– Aid infection prevention by ensuring the environment is kept clean
– Act as a friendly point of contact for patients and visitors

Qualifications you will gain:

  • Level 2 Healthcare Cleaning Operative
  • Level 2 Certificate in Food Safety
  • Level 1 qualification in Maths and English

A varied and vital role, as an Apprentice Facilities Technician (Patient Environment), you will gain valuable experience working within a hospital. From the provision of catering and cleaning, to transporting patients and equipment, you will perform a number of important duties around the hospital.

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship not only will you have secured valuable qualifications, you will have the potential to secure a permanent Band 2 Facilities Technician position within the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. Once in post, there will be continued opportunity for career progression and further learning.

If you’re looking for a role where you can contribute to the care sector, assist the smooth running of a hospital and enjoy a rich and varied workload, the Facilities Technician apprenticeship could be the role for you. To find out more, please click here or to take the first step on your journey into the NHS, see below for details of how to apply.

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