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Apprentice Health Care Assistant

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Apprenticeships: Apprenticeship
Apprenticeship: 15 months
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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£10,296 per annum
Salary period
05/06/2023 23:59

Job overview

At Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust we are passionate about our values of Care, Honesty, and Accountability.

This apprenticeship provides candidates with the same passions as us to kick start their own healthcare careers, completing a 15-month Level 2 apprenticeship which will provide the essential health and caring skills required in the NHS today.

The apprenticeship team will provide ongoing support throughout the programme to assist the apprentice to learn and develop within the clinical environment.

There may be opportunity to develop further within the organisation as part of the developing workforce.

Main duties of the job

Working alongside other healthcare professionals, successful candidates will be working in busy patient areas gaining an insight into care and how a modern hospital ‘works’. Candidates will be fully supported in learning new skills so they can work safely and calmly in our wards and clinics. This will include learning a variety of tasks such as supporting patients with fluid and dietary requirements, helping with menu choices, supporting personal care activities (i.e. washing, dressing, going to the toilet), making beds, keeping our areas clean and tidy, as well as appropriate record keeping and helping other clinical staff in their duties. Through successfully completing this apprenticeship candidates will become familiar with the standards expected within healthcare today and also a valued member of the wider team.

Working for our organisation

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust strongly encourages new starters to have the Covid-19 vaccine. However, it is not a mandatory requirement to work for us.

HUTH has two main sites: Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital with an annual budget of approximately £800 million. The Trust employs around 11,000 staff and serves an extended population of 1.25 million, delivering a number of outpatient services from locations across the area.

The Trust’s secondary care service portfolio is comprehensive, covering the major medical and surgical specialties, routine and specialist diagnostic services and other clinical support services. These services are provided primarily to a catchment population of approximately 600,000 in the Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire area.

HUTH provides specialist and tertiary services to a population of 1.25 million extending from Scarborough in North Yorkshire to Grimsby and Scunthorpe in North East and North Lincolnshire respectively. 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For further details with regard to this vacancy opportunity, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • English and Mathematics at Level 1
Desirable criteria
  • IT Certificate

Knowledge and Training

Essential criteria
  • Experience of working as part of a team
Desirable criteria
  • Work Experience in a care setting


Essential criteria
  • Demonstrate a caring and compassionate nature
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of decision making and prioritisation

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Apprenticeships logoNo smoking policyDisability confident employerArmed Forces Covenant Gold Award

Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Natalie Hall
Job title
Apprenticeship Lead
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Additional information

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