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Trainee Healthcare Support Worker

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£20,350 to £22,383 a year Month 1-12: £20,350, Qualified: £22,383
Closing date
23 Sep 2023

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Do you want to start a new career in care but don't know where to begin? Working as a Healthcare Support Worker is the perfect place to start. As a Trainee HCSW you will benefit from a 12 month fully funded and supported Level 2 Apprenticeship alongside on the job learning within your ward or clinical area.

Following successful completion of your Apprenticeship you will move seamlessly into a Healthcare Support Worker role within the Trust. We welcome applications for this exciting Apprenticeship from those who have not worked in care before, alongside school or college leavers looking for their first job role. If you have previous care experience, please contact the Recruitment Team via who will be happy to discuss other Healthcare Support Worker opportunities with you.

Due to UK Government funding rules you must have lived in the UK for 3 years to be eligible to undertake a full time Apprenticeship.

You must also have GCSE level 4-9 in English and Mathematics or Functional Skills Level 2 equivalent. This is an essential requirement

Interviews will be held on the morning of the 25th September and the morning of the 27th September. All interviews will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams.

Please note that you must be able to commit to a 4 week full time programme in our Healthcare Academy at the start of your employment. If successful you must be able to commence in post by October 30th2023.

Main duties of the job

As a trainee Healthcare Support Worker at York and Scarborough Hospitals Trust, you will be part of a multi-professional team providing high standards of care to our patients. You will maintain and promote patient independence and dignity to ensure each patient receives a positive experience.

We have a number of fantastic opportunities across our hospitals for caring and compassionate individuals to join our friendly team. There has never been a more meaningful time to work within the healthcare sector, so let us help you embark upon a new and rewarding career.

We really appreciate just how daunting starting a new career is, which is why we will provide you with comprehensive training support during your Apprenticeship and this starts with a 4 week programme through our Healthcare Academy where we will help you gain your Care Certificate.

About us

Our benefits

We offer a range of benefits to support our staff including:
  • Access to the NHS Pension Scheme, providing generous benefits upon retirement, as well as a lump sum and pension for dependants
  • 27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service)
  • A variety of different types of paid and unpaid leave covering emergency and planned leave
  • Confidential advice and support on personal, work, family and relationship issues, 24/7, from our Employee Assistance Programme
  • NHS Car Lease scheme and Cycle to Work scheme
  • An extensive range of learning and development opportunities
  • Discounts on restaurants, getaways, shopping, motoring, cinema and finance from a range of providers

For further information on the fantastic range of benefits we offer please visit the Trust's dedicated Staff Benefits pages.

Job description

Job responsibilities

As a Healthcare Support Worker, you will be expected to work a combination of shifts including nights, weekends and Bank Holidays and typical shifts may be:
  • Early 07:00-15:00
  • Late 12:00 - 20:00
  • Long Day 07:00 - 20:00
  • Twilight 18:00 - 02:00
  • Night 19:30 - 07:30

Please see the attached document Healthcare Support Worker Key Duties to see a full list of key responsibilities on completion of your apprenticeship.

A full description of the role is available in the attachment: job description.

Working for the Trust

Across our organisation, people are guided by values that were co-developed with staff: we are kind we are open and we pursue excellence.

Our values play into our ambition to develop a more diverse workforce, truly representative of our communities. We welcome applications from everyone, while working with our Staff Networks - including our Race Equality, LGBTQ+, Disability and Carers Networks - to increase the number of applications we receive from different backgrounds. If there is anything we can do to make our application process more accessible to you, please contact:

As part of seeking to become more inclusive, we will consider requests for flexible working from the start of your employment. It may not be suitable for every role, but we will try and be supportive where we can. We would encourage you to speak to the recruiting manager named within this advert to discuss any requirements you may have.

Armed Forces Friendly Employer

We are holders of the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, which is helping actively promote SaBRE - Supporting Britains Reservists and Employers. This means that we have made a statement of intent to support all Defence personnel, including with applications for employment.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

Our Trust continues to strongly encourage our staff to be vaccinated against COVID19, this remains our best defence to protect our patients, ourselves, and everyone else.

Person Specification



  • Caring and Compassionate Nature

Healthcare Focussed


  • Interest in working in Healthcare



  • You must also have GCSE level 4-9 in English and Mathematics or Functional Skills Level 2 equivalent

Employer details

Employer name

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


York & Scarborough


YO31 8HE

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