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NCH&C offers apprenticeships in both clinical and non-clinical areas, including: Rehabilitation Units; Child Development; Human Resources; IT.




What is an apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study. As an apprentice you’ll:

  • work alongside experienced staff
  • gain job-specific skills
  • earn a wage and get holiday pay
  • get time for study related to your role (usually one day a week)

We have various clinical apprenticeships available at NCH&C including Trainee Nurse Associates (TNA), Healthcare Assistant Apprentices (HCA) and Nursing Degree Apprentices (NDA).

Apprenticeships are accessible to many different people and there are very few entry requirements. In order to be eligible for an apprenticeship with NCH&C you must:

  • have a minimum of four GCSEs at Grade D or equivalent including English and Maths
  • not hold a Level 4 or equivalent qualification or above (this includes degrees, Higher Professional Diplomas and BTECs)
  • have been an EU resident for three or more years

Why choose an apprenticeship at NCH&C?

NCH&C understands that apprenticeships are a valuable way of developing individuals at the start of their career. We have a dedicated team who provide one-to-one support and advice throughout your apprenticeship, to help ensure you gain a permanent role at the end of it. Click here to find out more about NCH&C’s apprenticeships.

You can find out more about apprenticeships at NCH&C by clicking here. If you would like to know more, please email: careerdevelopment@nchc.nhs.uk or call 01603 272593.

What’s it like being an apprentice? Read about some of our apprentices’ journeys here:

Ready to apply? Click here to see our top tips for your NCH&C apprenticeship application.

Silvia Magalhaes

I am looking forward to working with a range of health professionals during my training and being able to exchange knowledge and skills.

Silvia Magalhaes

Nursing Apprentice

I am a nursing apprentice at NCH&C. My career journey started in Portugal with a BSc in Psychology. I moved to England in 2013 and since then I have been working in different areas from industrial production to health services. I joined NCH&C to commence my nursing apprenticeship, as I see it as a wonderful opportunity to progress into a healthcare career. In particular I am looking forward to working with a range of health professionals during my training and being able to exchange knowledge and skills.