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As an East Midland’s employer, we understand the benefits of having apprentices within our workforce and they offer us a route to harness fresh new talent.

What are Apprenticeships?

They are an integrated work based training and development programme designed around the needs of employers, reflecting required knowledge and competencies which lead to nationally accredited qualifications. Apprenticeships are seen by the Government as key in supporting future skills and economic recovery. They are a way of:

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  • Developing the skills of local people

  • Bringing young people into the workforce

  • Involving the local community in the delivery of local services

  • Training the organisation's current workforce and growing the workforce of the future

  • Increasing staff morale, productivity and retention

  • Succession planning

Opportunities at Leicester's Hospitals

We have employed a number of young apprentices into a range of exciting clinical and non clinical positions.  Apprentices work towards qualifications that make up a ‘Framework’ that typically consists of: 

  • A competency based award e.g. Qualification Cirriculum framework (QCF) 

  • A knowledge based certificate known as a ‘Technical Certificate’

  • Key Skills or Functional Skills and Employment Rights & Responsibilities      

The framework that apprentices work towards reflects the work area and at UHL this has typically been: 

  • Customer Service

  • Health and Social Care

  • Health

  • Business Administration

Whilst we have highlighted four frameworks above we do recognise that there are over 80 Apprentice frameworks that are available to NHS staff dependant on the role. 

Watch below some of our apprentices talking about their apprenticeships

New! More Apprenticeship News

Watch / Listen to Asif's story

Watch / Listen to Keira's story


And from the manager's perspective

Watch / Listen to Rachel


Further information available from www.apprenticeships.org.uk

All Apprenticeship vacancies at UHL will be advertised on NHS Jobs and with the National Apprenticeship Vacancy Service and the local Connexions.

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There have been several articles regarding apprenticeships in the Trust's staff magazine