As a large local employer, Derby Teaching Hospitals understands the benefits to our organisation, and to the communities we serve, of offering apprenticeships to our new and existing workforce. We see apprenticeships as a means to:
- Develop the skills of local people
- Involve the local community in the delivery of local services
- Bring fresh, new talent into the workforce and
- Develop the organisation’s current workforce to grow our workforce of the future
What are Apprenticeships?
Apprenticeships are integrated work based training and development programmes, designed around the needs of employers, reflecting knowledge and competencies required in the workplace and leading to nationally accredited qualifications.
They are seen by the Government as key to supporting future skills development and national economic recovery.
Apprentices work towards qualifications that make up a ‘framework’ that typically consists of:
- A competency based award e.g. QCF Certificate, Diploma (NVQ)
- A knowledge based qualification known as a ‘Technical Certificate’
- Functional Skills e.g. Maths, English, IT
- Employment Rights and Responsibilities
Apprentice contracts must be for a minimum of 30 hours a week and for a minimum period:
- 12 months for a Level 2 apprenticeship
- 18 months for a Level 3 apprenticeship
The Trust exceeds national guidelines regarding apprentice rates of pay.
Opportunities at Derby Teaching Hospitals
We have already developed a number of apprentices into a range of exciting clinical and non-clinical departments.
The frameworks selected must reflect their area of work and at Derby Teaching Hospitals this has included:
- Accounting (AAT)
- Business and Administration
- Clinical Healthcare Support
- Customer Service
- Engineering Manufacture
- IT & Telecoms Professionals
- Medical Business Administration
- Pathology Support
- Pharmacy Service Skills
- Team Leading
- Warehousing & Storage
Whilst we have highlighted the frameworks above, we do recognise that there are over 80 apprentice frameworks relevant to a wide range of NHS staff roles.
We have a variety of opportunities to join our team – click here to find out more
DHFT apprentice vacancies are advertised on the Government’s GOV.UK website: www.apprenticeships.gov.uk
For further information on all types of apprenticeships and how to apply: www.apprenticeships.gov.uk
For information and resources around the wide variety of careers available in the NHS: www.nhscareers.nhs.uk
For advice on career pathways into the NHS for 14-19 year olds, plus a career mapping tool and information on Apprenticeships, Work Experience and personal case studies: www.stepintothenhs.nhs.uk