An apprenticeship is simply formal on-the-job learning. This means that you get essential hands-on work experience while also earning a real salary – and to top it all off you get to take home a qualification as well.
Apprenticeships are a great way to:
- Start a career – most people who complete an apprenticeship will gain permanent employment in the Trust
- Gain job-specific skills
- Get a qualification
- Earn money while you learn
The question to ask yourself is: what do I want to do for a career? This video explains more about apprenticeships in the NHS:
Why you should choose our Trust
We are passionate about learning, development and progression opportunities for all our staff. Our managers are dedicated to supporting you with your work-based learning journey.
There is a full range of apprenticeship standards that are linked to healthcare. We currently offer apprenticeships to our staff in several different areas, including:
- healthcare support worker
- business administration
- customer service
- leadership and management
- advanced clinical practitioner
- occupational therapy
- improvement technician
- improvement practitioner
Who can apply
Apprenticeships are for everyone – from Level 2 (GCSE level) to Level 7 (post-graduate or masters level). Apprenticeships provide routes into a variety of careers and are an excellent opportunity to earn, gain work experience, develop skills and achieve nationally recognised qualifications at the same time. Apprenticeships also offer career development opportunities for current staff. How to apply Please email all enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public sector target for apprenticeships
Every year all public sector bodies with 250 or more staff are required to publish the number of apprenticeships starts as a percentage of its workforce headcount, to monitor progress against a government target to employ an average of at least 2.3% of their staff as new apprentice starts annually over the period 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2021.
You don’t need to have a mental health qualification to work at SLaM. We are always looking for talented people who believe mental health recovery and believe they can make a difference to service users lives. Support Worker roles are available across the Trust and can be a great way to develop your knowledge and skill set. You will work closely with service users, build relationships with them and ensure they feel values, listened to and cared for. In return we’ll offer you the chance to train and develop yourself in a field you are passionate about.
Ideally candidates will have a NVQ 3 or equivilant qualificaiton or experience working in a mental health setting. We want good communicators, people that know how to listen and who have a eagerness to learn. If you are unsure about how you can get involved in mental health, a Support Worker role at SLaM could be a great first step.