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Apprentice Healthcare Support Worker - Colchester

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£22,383 pro rata, per annum + unsocial hours payments
Closing date
28 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Contract Type
Full Time
Our Apprenticeship HCSW Academy will provide employment opportunities across all areas of the Trust for people wanting to enter into Healthcare Professions.

These roles are available for those without significant prior experience & will open up career pathways into nursing and/or allied health professions such as Physiotherapy or Speech & Language, as well as routes into theatres or other specialist areas.

You will join the Trust as Health Care Support Workers providing personal care to patients.

This opportunity is open for those without experience, & will include the completion of a Level 2 Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship.

Applicants must be able to meet & provide the following:
  • Attend an Assessment Day in Colchester on 8th July, 2024
  • Commit to a start date of 2nd September 2024 (we would not encourage annual leave within the first 8 weeks)
  • Meet the eligibility criteria of:
    • Ordinarily resident in the UK or a European Economic Area for the last 3 years
    • Have residency status & /or a visa that allows you to work
    • Meet pre employment requirements including ability to provide references to cover the last three years/satisfactory DBS check & Occupational Health requirement
    • As you will be working shifts including nights you must be 18 or older at commencement

If you have significant prior experience or relevant qualifications in Healthcare & interested in joining the Trust as a Healthcare Support Worker, please apply & your application will be processed separately.

Main duties of the job

The Academy will start week commencing 2nd September and may include some roles working within our Community services.

The programme will include an initial period of 8 weeks in a classroom based environment, with work placements on ward areas to support the development of skills. The topics to be taught will include communication, basic life support, health and safety, equality and diversity, and duty of care to name a few.

There is a requirement for all apprentices to complete maths and English at the right level, but these can be delivered as part of the apprenticeship, if not already achieved, by our Functional Skills tutors.

About us

We are ESNEFT and we provide hospital and community health services to almost one million people across east Suffolk and north Essex. Our dedicated staff deliver care from acute hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, community hospitals, surgeries, community clinics and in patients' own homes.

We are one of the largest NHS organisations in England, employing more than 12,000 staff.

We pride ourselves on supporting our staff. We offer a wide range of training and development opportunities, as well as flexible working options.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, unsocial hours payments (where applicable), 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health and Wellbeing programme offer a variety of services.

Our philosophy is that Time Matters to everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which cause time delays for our staff and patients.

We are investing in our commitment to Time Matters with a partnership with leading electronic patient record (EPR) supplier Epic. This digital transformation will bring what's widely regarded as the world's best EPR system to ESNEFT, transforming life in hospital for staff and patients.

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge, then we want to hear from you.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the responsibilities and duties of this role please see the attached job description.

Person Specification



  • Customer Care Experience


  • Care experience



  • Awareness of basic human physical, psychological and spiritual needs

Personal skils


  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in written and verbal communications
  • Ability to work as an effective team member

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust


Colchester Hospital



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