Types of apprenticeship

apprentices

The different apprentice roles we offer are outlined below, together with entry requirements and information about the contents of the programme.

If you are interested in an apprenticeship or need more information then please contact Kerry Cottage (tel: 0114 305 3500).

To find vacancies visit NHS Jobs or the national Apprenticeships website.

Business administration

As a business administration apprentice you could be working in one of many departments at Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust.

You will be supported by a workplace manager/supervisor.

The tasks you perform will vary from one department to another but generally you will be expected to do the following:

  • word processing
  • use the telephone
  • reception work
  • deal with staff / suppliers / families / customers
  • general administrative duties
  • diary management
  • prepare documentation
Entry requirements Programme content

Must have four GCSE grades D or above or equivalent which must include mathematics and English

To qualify for enrollment onto the programme you must be aged 16 or over at the start of the programme

Complete DBS checks and occupational health clearance

Level 2 Diploma in business administration

Full time programme consisting of four days in the workplace, plus one day per week at Sheffield City College for fifteen weeks

After the fifteen weeks in college you will then be in the workplace full time, including four hours study time per week

A training allowance will be given to all apprentices of £128 per week

Clinical healthcare support worker

For this apprentice role you will be based in the Emergency Department within Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust (more departments may be added in the future).

You will be supported by a workplace manager/supervisor.

You will generally be expected to perform the following tasks:

  • assist nursing staff with clinical duties
  • assist patients with feeding needs
  • assist with bed making and hygiene needs
  • record observations under supervision
  • replenish medical supplies
  • clerical duties / answering the telephone and taking messages
  • clean clinical areas and equipment
Entry requirements Programme content

Must have four GCSE grades D or above or equivalent which must include mathematics and English

To qualify for enrollment onto the programme you must be aged 18 or over at the start of the programme

Complete DBS checks and occupational health clearance

Level 2 Diploma in clinical healthcare support

Full time programme consisting of four days in the workplace, plus one day per week at Sheffield City College for fifteen weeks

A training allowance will be given to all apprentices of £128 per week

Health and social care support worker

As a health and social care apprentice, you will be working within either the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service at the Becton Centre, or across Sheffield Health and Social Care Foundation Trust Mental Health and Learning Disabilities teams.

The tasks you perform will vary from one site to another but generally you will be expected to do the following:

  • contribute to providing an environment for service users which is safe, dignified and comfortable
  • work with service users to develop a shared understanding of what personal recovery means
  • help service users with their daily activities e.g. food preparation, dressing and washing
  • support activities for service users e.g. arts and crafts, sports, discussion groups
  • accompany service users on visits or trips out
Entry requirements Programme content

Must have four GCSE grades D or above or equivalent which must include mathematics and English

To qualify for enrollment onto the programme you must be aged:

16 or over for Sheffield Health and Social Care Foundation Trust

18 or over for Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust

Complete DBS checks and occupational health clearance

Level 2 Diploma in health and social care

Full time programme consisting of four days in the workplace, plus one day per week at Sheffield City College in term time

A training allowance will be given to all apprentices of £128 per week

Health science

As a health science apprentice you will be working within either a Laboratory department or the Hearing Services team at Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust.

You will be supported by a workplace manager/supervisor.

The tasks you perform will depend upon which department you are placed in. These will include:

  • laboratory maintenance tasks
  • specimen reception duties
  • assisting clinical staff with patient activities
  • data input
  • cleaning and checking equipment
  • assisting in the set-up of clinics
  • hearing services tasks
  • telephone enquiries and taking messages
Entry requirements Programme content

Must have four GCSE grades A to C or equivalent which must include mathematics and English

To qualify for enrollment onto the programme you must be aged 16 or over at the start of the programme

Complete DBS checks and occupational health clearance

Level 2 or 3 Diploma in health science

This is a full time programme. Depending on the health science qualification you are undertaking it could mean weekly attendance at Sheffield City College or Barnsley College, or work-based learning sessions as required

A training allowance will be given to all apprentices of £128 per week

Pharmacy

These apprenticeships are offered by Sheffield College at NVQ Levels 2 and 3. 16-24 year old apprentices work in NHS hospital trusts across the Yorkshire and Humber area.

For more information about pharmacy apprenticeships please contact Caroline Ashworth.

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