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HCSW Apprentice

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£10,296 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Are you looking for a career opportunity in the caring profession and to be a part of our valued NHS? Elective & Emergency Surgery across the Churchill & John Radcliffe Hospital are looking for healthcare support worker apprentices.

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has fantastic opportunities for you to learn whilst you earn and develop your professional skills.

This is an entry level post designed for those starting their working career in healthcare.

We are looking for caring, compassionate, enthusiastic, and motivated individuals who are keen to learn and would like to work within a friendly and fast paced environment. You will be expected to apply our Trust values and standards to provide the highest standards of person-centred care to our patients.

This Apprenticeship will last for 16 months, and successful completion leads to a Level 2 Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship. During that time, you will be employed in one clinical area in one of the 4 hospitals in the Trust and undertake a range of training to support in the development of knowledge, behaviours, and clinical practice.

For some apprentices this can lead to higher level qualifications and to have the opportunity to work through to degree level.

Our commitment to you includes a structured training plan, fully paid study time, professional support, and an opportunity to kick start your career within the NHS.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will be supported to:
  • Complete the Care Certificate
  • Develop the knowledge, skills, and behaviours to achieve the Level 2 HealthCare Support Worker Apprenticeship
  • Achieve a Level 2 Diploma in Care (Adult) (optional)

Achieve Functional Skills Level 1 and Level 2 in English and Maths where required.

About us

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has a rich tradition of developing nursing and midwifery practice and of delivering excellence in patient care. Whilst proud of the heritage, the focus is the future and central to the vision is providing evidence-based individualised care to the people cared for within the Trust.

The role of Nursing Assistant is highly valued within the Trust. There is a clear career pathway for those wishing to develop beyond that of a Senior Nursing Assistant.

The Trust is supporting the introduction of the Nursing Associate role and opportunities are available to progress into these new and exciting roles orfurther into registered nurse training.

Job description

Job responsibilities

OUH Young Clinical Apprentice Training

Shadowing colleagues and local induction

PDN training/support

Manager and Assessor review meetings

Study days

Apprentice Team Training Days

Care Cert Training

Manual Handling practical training

E learning and OUH training

Resus plus practical

Prevent e-learning

Falls e-learning

Falls Prevention

Dementia e-learning package

VET e-learning

Pressure sore prevention e-learning

Mouth care e-learning

Fire safety Shadowing wider team members, visiting other clinical areas (e.g. Physiotherapist/Staff Nurse/SALT)

Person Specification

Education, training and qualifications.


  • Good command of spoken English assessed at interview
  • Motivated to develop knowledge and skills
  • Willing to undertake self-development activities to improve clinical effectiveness.


  • To hold 4 GCSEs D grade or above (equiv to grade 3 Maths and English)

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

Employer details

Employer name

Oxford University NHS Foundation Trust


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