The Med Shed
Apprenticeships

WE HAVE LAUNCHED THE CAREERS OF SO MANY PEOPLE OVER THE YEARS WITH ALL KINDS OF APPRENTICESHIPS.

From finance managers and painters to student nurses and trainee scientists, our apprentices get their careers off to a flying start when they join us after leaving school, sixth form colleges, or simply after wishing to pursue a change in direction. They are an excellent opportunity to earn, gain work experience and achieve nationally recognised qualifications at the same time.

Since our programme launched in 2013, we have supported more than 400 people onto apprenticeship programmes across 30+ different departments and directorates… and it works, with over 90% of all our apprentices going on to gain employment or further study.

WHAT'S AVAILABLE?

Here are some examples of apprenticeships that are relevant to the NHS.

  • Allied Health Professionals (Physios, Occupational Therapists)
  • Business administration and human resources
  • Clinical support
  • Communications and marketing
  • Construction/estates services
  • Dental nursing
  • Digital marketing
  • Electrical and engineering
  • Financial services
  • Health and social care
  • Healthcare science (various areas including medical physics, cardiac physiology and clinical engineering)
  • IT
  • Library, information and archive services
  • Management
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy support

Apprenticeships are advertised throughout the year. Keep an eye on our website for something you fancy.

And if you can’t find it there, have a look at Health Careers.

A young apprentice wearing overalls and painting a building.

WHAT HAPPPENS AT THE END OF THE APPRENTICESHIP?

You may be offered permanent employment at the end of the apprenticeship period, or you can search for job vacancies on the NHS Jobs website. Some apprenticeships also allow you to gain UCAS points and can lead onto a university course. You should always check with the organisation that provides your apprenticeship for details.

For more information about apprenticeships and traineeships at HUTH, contact hyp-tr.apprentices@nhs.net

ON THE UP! WE'VE DONE IT. WHY NOT YOU?

Bethanie is a Trainee Nursing Associate in our Emergency Department at Hull Royal Infirmary.

She works in her role for 30 hours each week, taking patient observations, assisting the clinical teams on medication rounds and taking blood samples under supervision. She also studies 7.5 hours to learn the theory as part of her qualification.

I've lived in Hull my whole life and always wanted from a young age to go into nursing. I applied for the trainee nursing associate post as I wanted to better myself while still working and without the stress of a university debt. I work within accident and emergency, hoping to specialise in emergency medicine. No two days are ever the same and we never know what could come through the doors.

Robert Dyer has worked his way up through four promotions to his current position as Finance Manager with our Imaging and Specialist Services division, just seven years after beginning his apprenticeship.

Unsure of what he wanted to do after leaving Sixth Form, Robert joined HUTH as an Apprentice Finance Assistant, supported by our Education and Development team.

They smoothed his path from education into the workplace and he achieved his AAT qualification while building up valuable experience. After completing his apprenticeship, Robert was able to land a full-time job with the trust and was supported by his team to achieve his chartered accountancy ACCA qualification.

I would wholeheartedly recommend the apprenticeship route. It not only grows you professionally but personally too and the value in that is immeasurable.

Saskia Hiatt works for the trust’s Estates Team after she secured an apprenticeship at the end of her Painting and Decorating Level 2 course. She takes pride in her work, ensuring our hospitals and departments look as good as possible for patients. As well as her work for the trust, Saskia also volunteers to paint the Withernsea Lighthouse in her spare time!