Trainee Health Care Assistant

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£10,296 a year per annum
Closing date
25 Jun 2023

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Are you looking to start a new career in Healthcare in 2023? Apply now to attend our next HCA assessment centre on Saturday 8th July 2023.

Are you interested in a career in Health Care and want to take your first step in to the NHS?

We are really excited to be offering a fantastic opportunity for new staff to step in to the NHS as a Health Care Apprentice. This is open to anybody of any age who wishes to commence a career in health. This opportunity has the potential to lead you to achieving a nursing registration if this is your dream

We welcome applications from individuals wishing to become an Apprentice and gain experience in the NHS. You will develop new skills and knowledge whilst working with an established team gaining valuable work experience and a recognised level 2 apprenticeship qualification in Health. The apprentice pathway allows you to study whilst earning and with all your course costs supported

If you share our passion for providing the best possible care to our patients and their relatives and want to work in a team which consistently strives to achieve this excellence then we would like to hear from you. The successful candidates will be highly motivated, enthusiastic with a passion to learn and develop.

** This post will not be eligible for a certificate of sponsorship **

Shortlisted candidates will be required to attend an interview assessment centre in person.

There is no option for this to be virtual and will take place on Saturday 8th July 2023.

Main duties of the job

Kettering General Hospital is offering a number of positions for those who can demonstrate that they have a strong commitment to learning, and can demonstrate that they have a caring and compassionate approach in supporting others. In addition, you will be required to exhibit excellent communication skills both verbally and written, and the ability to act with professionalism at all times.

You will learn how to
  • Support individuals with their day to day activities of daily living including eating and drinking, personal care, and mobility and promote independence.
  • Enable and assist individuals to maintain their personal hygiene.
  • Contribute to the safe movement and handling of people, using equipment and ensure service user safety and comfort.
  • Perform clinical tasks which will include body temperature, height, weight, blood pressure, pulse, urinary output, breathing rate, oxygen saturation, and blood sugar levels.
  • Provide hands on care and support to people who are in the end of life stage as a result of having a life limiting illness.
  • Promote physical independence, mental health and wellbeing, providing opportunistic brief advice on health and wellbeing in line with 'Making Every Contact Count' principles.

Our cohort starting dates for the Trainee HCA programme for 23 will be

June 23rd

September 4th

November 6th

About us

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest employers in the area and we are on an exciting journey. Our mission is to provide safe, compassionate, and clinically excellent patient care, by being an outstanding employer for our people. We have entered into a Group Model with neighbouring Northampton General Hospital and have become University Hospitals of Northamptonshire.

Our Excellence Values:






Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on the advertised role, please refer to the job description located under the Supporting Documents heading. The full person specification can be accessed under the Shortlisting Criteria section of the document.

Person Specification

English and Maths


  • Achieved level 4 or higher in both

communication skills


  • evidence in application supporting statement

Career in health


  • evidence of wanting to progress to a professional registration

previous work experience


  • evidence of working and studying

Employer details

Employer name

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Kettering General Hospital

Rothwell Road


NN16 8UZ

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