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What is an Apprenticeship?

What is an Apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a job with training. You will learn and gain valuable experience whilst getting paid. It is a great way to start or enhance your career at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust. You will work towards an apprenticeship standard which can include professionally recognised qualifications.

Apprenticeships combine practical training in the workplace with off-the-job training supported by a training provider, college, or university. You will have access to experienced professionals, real-life situations and hands-on experience which will lead to a career with plenty of potential.

There are many staff at The Royal Wolverhampton Trust who have developed and succeeded in their career through accessing an apprenticeship. Apprenticeships are an alternative route to college and university and can offer direct access to progression, job security and promotion.

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As an apprentice you will:
  • Work alongside experienced staff in a professional environment
  • Gain job-specific skills and have hands-on experience
  • Earn a wage and access employee benefits such as annual leave and sick pay
  • Complete an apprenticeship relevant to your role
  • Study for at least 20% of your working hours with a training provider, college, or university
Benefits of an Apprenticeship
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  • You will earn a salary while you learn

  • Your apprenticeship training is paid for by The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust

  • Entitled to paid annual leave, plus public holidays

  • Available from levels 2 to 7

  • Opportunity to be nominated as ‘RWT Apprentice of the Year’. The winner will be presented with an award and runners up receive a Highly Commended certificate

  • An Apprenticeship Agreement outlining the terms and conditions

  • A full induction into the Trust and workplace

  • NHS and student discounts across many retailers

  • A safe working environment based on excellent values and ethics

  • A variety of learning and work experiences to enable you to complete your apprenticeship

  • Quality training allowing you to gain job specific skills, developing your knowledge, behaviours, and transferable skills

  • Paid 20% off-the-job training with your training provider, college, or university

  • Assigned mentor in your area of work for informal support and guidance

  • Care leavers may be entitled to a £3,000 bursary

  • Regular progress reviews and frequent assessments

  • Alongside the apprenticeship, you may also gain a nationally recognised qualification such as a Diploma or Degree

  • The Apprenticeship Team are dedicated in supporting apprentices throughout their training and employment with The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
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