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Apprenticeships

Why choose an apprenticeship with us?

Begin your career with the NHS, one of the world's largest employers, by choosing an apprenticeship with our Trust.

No two days working with us will be the same. Fast-paced and busy, you will be working alongside likeminded people who are contributing to the health and wellbeing of thousands of patients who step inside our hospitals every year. 

An apprenticeship with us gives you:

  • a real job and a chance to continue your education 
  • a competitive salary with all your training paid for
  • hands-on experience and skills that employers want on your CV
  • a choice of vacancies in a range of areas across our hospitals


What is available?

We offer choice.

From working in an office to dealing directly with patients, we offer apprentice vacancies in a range of subjects including (but not limited to):

  • Accountancy
  • Business Administration
  • Customer Services
  • Healthcare Support
  • IT Solutions
  • Pharmacy Support
  • Supply Chain Warehousing


How long does an apprenticeship last?

Apprentices are expected to work a minimum 30-hour week for at least:

  • 15 months for a Level 2 apprenticeship
  • 18 months for a Level 3 apprenticeship
  •  27 months (at least) for Levels 4-7


How do we support you?

At UHDB, we offer our apprentices extensive pastoral support. The Apprenticeships and Vocational Development Team, including Special Education Learner Support, will be part of your network from your first day on the programme to advise on any concerns you may have.

If you have an EHCPlan, SEND diagnosis or SEND concern and aren’t sure whether an apprenticeship is for you, please get in touch with our vocational team to discuss the best options for you:

Email: uhdb.vocationaltraining@nhs.net
Telephone: 01332 785414


What happens at the end of the apprenticeship?

By the end of your apprenticeship, you will be armed with the skills and experience to continue your career further.

Although not guaranteed, you may be offered a permanent position with our Trust as the end of the apprenticeship. At UHDB, our plan is to recruit our workforce of the future.

Apprenticeship stories blog

An admin apprentice with a blue surgical mask on
Jade, Administraton Apprentice

Begin your career with the NHS, one of the world's largest employers, by choosing an apprenticeship with our Trust. No two days working with us will be the same. Fast-paced and busy, you will b...

A clinical apprentice with a surgical mask on
Andy, Clinical Apprentice

Begin your career with the NHS, one of the world's largest employers, by choosing an apprenticeship with our Trust. No two days working with us will be the same. Fast-paced and busy, you will b...

A clinical apprentice with a surgical mask on
Rosie, Clinical Apprentice

Begin your career with the NHS, one of the world's largest employers, by choosing an apprenticeship with our Trust. No two days working with us will be the same. Fast-paced and busy, you will b...

Tayler Blount smiling
Tayler Blount, Clinical Healthcare Apprentice

Tayler has recently completed his Level 2 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support with Derby College. Tayler completed his apprenticeship on Ward 307, Royal Derby Hospital. "I applied for t...