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Apprentice Healthcare Assistant - Peterborough

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
£15,000 a year under annex 21 which works out as £15,000 for the first year
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Job summary

Would you like to start your career in the NHS whilst gaining relevant qualifications? Are you caring and compassionate and interested in protecting our most vulnerable patients? If so, this could be the apprenticeship for you.

Main duties of the job

In addition to the information below the Job Description and Person Specification documents attached to this advert.

Apprentices will be supported to learn, understand and do the following during their training:
  • Assist to deliver person centred care according to the patients individual care plan including helping patients with activities of daily living and supporting individuals with long term conditions, frailty and end of life care.
  • Undertake basic clinical procedures related to personal care following successful training
  • Develop communication and interpersonal skills with patients, carer's and with other members of the multidisciplinary team by handling confidential information and giving and receiving information.
  • Develop own skills and knowledge demonstrating a commitment to learning as part of the apprenticeship training.
  • Work as part of a team, seeking help and guidance and work within own scope of practice, taking responsibility for developing own skills and demonstrate a commitment to learning.

About us

We are committed to ensure a work-life balance to all our staff by offering full time and part time roles, flexible working hours on a shift pattern to fit around your family life.

We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and candidates form our local communities.

Benefits to you
  • 27 days annual leave for new starters, rising to 29 days after five years of service and 33 days after 10 years of service, plus 8 Bank Holidays (pro-rata for part time staff);
  • NHS Pension Scheme:
  • Flexible working opportunities;
  • Increased hourly rates for unsociable hours e.g. night shifts, weekends, bank holidays;
  • Career development and training;
  • Wellbeing support and activities;
  • In-house physiotherapy Service;
  • On-site canteens with subsidised meals;
  • Subsidised staff parking (currently free).
  • Free Stagecoach Bus Travel to and from work within Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Job description

Job responsibilities

Why an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship gives you the ability to continue to study and develop your skills through work experience and study, with the added benefit of earning a salary whilst doing it. The Apprenticeship offers a combination of study based learning with on-the-job training working alongside our skilled employees.

The apprenticeship programme will provide you with the opportunity to grow and develop your capabilities, build confidence, develop your professional network and understand the opportunities of working for the UKs largest employer.

We understand the need to grow our own talent within the NHS, this opportunity will allow us to do this and ensure we are building a strong foundation for the future of the NHS.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • Demonstrate evidence of wanting to work in a caring environment
  • Good standard of written and verbal English and Maths

Skills and abilities


  • Ability to communicate clearly in English in writing, via IT, verbally and using the telephone

Occupational experience and knowledge


  • Experience caring for others or providing customer service
  • Demonstrate insight into the behaviours & skills of a carer

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