As a Trust we are committed to providing the widest range of apprenticeships possible, to give everyone a chance to join us and enhance their career, no matter what their background. 

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Apprenticeship opportunities

We currently offer apprenticeships in the following professional areas:

In 2019, we became an employer provider, which means that we are able to deliver our own in-house apprenticeships. We currently provide the Level 3 Senior Healthcare Support Worker, and Level 3 Business Administration apprenticeships.

All other apprenticeship programmes are delivered externally and fully supported within the Trust.

An apprenticeship is a job with an accompanying skills development programme. An apprentice gains the technical knowledge, practical experience and wider skills they need for their immediate job and future career, all while continuing to be paid in their existing role.

An apprenticeship involves a mix of learning in the workplace, formal off-the-job training, and the opportunity to practice new skills in a real-world environment.

There are a number of benefits of completing an apprenticeship, including:

  • Further your career potential and opportunities
  • Be recognised for the work you do
  • Gain valuable work experience
  • Develop job specific skills
  • Achieve nationally recognised qualifications.

Most of our apprenticeship opportunities are currently only available to existing Trust staff.

Staff members retain their existing role and salary while they complete their apprenticeship. To be eligible for an apprenticeship as an existing member of staff, it must be relevant to your existing job role, and you need the approval and support of your line manager. You also need to have worked at the Trust for at least six months, and to have completed all your statutory and mandatory training.

For people who join us as new recruits to start their apprenticeship, they do so on a fixed term contract (dependent on apprenticeship length).

This depends on the level and type of apprenticeship, as well as the provider. Levels 2 – 3 take place within Trust premises, while Level 4 upwards tend to involve mandatory classroom attendance.

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has a great website with more information about apprenticeships. 

Are you a parent or carer who would like to know more about apprenticeships? Visit Apprenticeships.gov.uk resources for parents and guardians

Find out more

If you want to know more about any of our apprenticeships, the criteria required to apply, or alternative options, please email
skills.advisor@spft.nhs.uk