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Apprentice Healthcare Support Worker

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust
Halifax and Huddersfield
£16,787 Per annum
Closing date
26 May 2024

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We are looking to recruit motivated, caring, compassionate individuals for the role of Apprentice Healthcare Support Workers.

The Apprenticeship programme offers a full time 18 months fixed term contract which in most cases leads to a permanent position with Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust.

Applicants must be aged 18 or over on date of starting and have lived in the UK for 3 years prior to enrolment.Have a genuine interest in caring for people and be able to demonstrate this within the application.

YouMUST NOThold a degree, level four qualification or above in a health-related subject.

You must not have significant Healthcare Experience

You will be required to undertake

Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship

Care Certificate

BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Care

Candidates must also hold English and Maths GCSE at grades 9 - 2 / A*- E or equivalent and be able to demonstrate these qualifications at interview by presenting valid certificates. With out proof submitted you will not be eligible to commence the apprenticeship.

You will benefit from a comprehensive training programme with support in the workplace from the Vocational Trainers which will enhance your knowledge.

We are recruiting to Cohort in September and November 2024.

Main duties of the job

Please be aware that you could be allocated to Calderdale Royal Hospital or Huddersfield Royal Infirmary. If you have a particular preference, please notify us at interview.

You must have the ability to work under pressure.

You will need to possess excellent communication skills and must have a genuine interest in caring for people.You will be required to work in Clinical areas as a member of the team to deliver care to patients in your care.

There is an eligibility criterion for government funded apprenticeships schemes that applies and therefore applicants must be aged 18 or over and have been resident in the UK/EU for the last three years. YouMUST NOT hold a degree, level four qualification or above in a health-related subject.

About us

We employ more than 6,500 staffwho deliver compassionate care from our two main hospitals,Calderdale Royal Hospital and Huddersfield Royal Infirmary as well as in community sites, healthcentres and in patients' homes. We also are incredibly proud to have almost 150 volunteers here at CHFT.

We provide a range of services including urgent and emergency care medical surgical maternity gynaecology critical care children's and young people's services end of life care and outpatient and diagnostic imaging services.

We provide community health services, including sexual health services in Calderdale from Calderdale Royal and local health centres. These include Todmorden Health Centre and Broad Street Plaza.

We continue to modernise and invest in our health services to build on our strong reputation.Foundation trusts are public leaders in improving quality in health services. They are part of the NHS- yet decisions about what they do and how they do it are driven by independent boards. Boardslisten to their Council of Governors and respond to the needs of their members - patients, staff andthe local community.

Foundation trusts provide what the health service wants, yet are also free to invest quickly in thechanges to the local community needs, in striving to be the best, and in putting their patients first.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be required to provide care to patients, this will be variable depending on your workplace and will include:-Personal cares,Assist with Nutritional needs,Monitor the Health and Well-Being of patients in your careAssist and support with procedures as requiredEffective communication with patients, visitors and staffThe shifts are rotational and will include Nights, Evenings, Weekends, Early shifts starting at 7am. There may be some departments which are regular Monday to Friday but these have limited availability.

Person Specification

Application and Interview


  • English GCSE grade 9 - 2 / A*-E (or equivalent academic qualifications)
  • Committed to complete the Healthcare Support Worker Intermediate Apprenticeship which includes: ? The Care Certificate ? The Health Care Support Worker Standard ? An optional Unit from the Care Level 2 Diploma ? Functional Skills in Maths and English dependent upon current level of qualifications
  • A commitment to working in the caring profession and a desire to make a difference to patient's lives.
  • Understand the importance of record keeping including the use of electronic systems such as nerve centre


  • Experience of working within a healthcare setting

Employer details

Employer name

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust


Cross Site Calderdale Royal Hospital and Huddersfield Royal Infirmary

Halifax and Huddersfield


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