Apprenticeships provide routes into a variety of careers at UHDB, and are an excellent opportunity to earn, gain work experience and achieve nationally recognised qualifications at the same time.

Barbara Day, Nurse and Head of Learning and Education,  gives an introduction to apprenticeships at UHDB.

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.

Opportunities we can offer

From working in an office, to dealing directly with patients, we offer apprenticeship vacancies in a range of subjects.

For an insight to some of the opportunities we can offer, please watch the videos below:

Healthcare Support Worker        


Clinical Engineering        



Operating Department Practitioner

What are the entry requirements?

  • For Level 2 apprenticeships, we do consider applicants with Maths and English GCSE Grade 3/D or Functional Skills Level 1. However, GCSE Grade 4/C or Functional Skills Level 2 is preferable. If accepted, you will need to complete classes and exams to achieve the Level 2 whilst on programme.
  • For apprenticeships Level 3 and above, applicants must have evidence of achievement in English and Maths at GCSE Grade 4/C or Functional Skills Level 2 or above before applying.
  • The full list of other requirements will be on the job advert.

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

What happens at the end of the apprenticeship?

At UHDB, we want to recruit our future workforce, and provide them with opportunities to develop throughout their apprenticeship.

For new recruits, a permanent post with UHDB is not guaranteed after the completion of the apprenticeship contract, although a high percentage of apprentices do gain further employment here. New recruits will be supported with job searches towards the end of the apprenticeship, if required.

How to apply?

If you are interested in an apprenticeship at our Trust, please apply for one of our current apprenticeship vacancies (opens in new window) >. We do not accept CV's or letters of application.

If your desired apprenticeship is not currently advertised, please create a "My Job Account" (opens in new window) >, which will alert you when the next vacancy is advertised.

You can search for more apprenticeships by visiting the National Apprenticeships website (opens in new window) >.

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