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As an East Midland’s employer Leicester’s Hospitals understands the benefits of having apprentices within our workforce and offer us a route to harness fresh new talent.

We are committed to offering the opportunity of a great starting point in a healthcare career, both to local young people and to any of our staff who want to take their next step up the ladder. We aim to offer more than 330 apprenticeships each year.

Our apprentices:

  • Earn a salary (plus a £500 bonus on successful completion if they meet the right criteria)
  • Gain job specific skills
  • Can study towards a related qualification including literacy and numeracy
  • Have regular personal development reviews
  • Are employed on a one-year training contract
  • Enjoy benefits such as paid annual leave, comprehensive mandatory training, protected time for their studies and valuable NUS and NHS discounts. 

The apprenticeships on offer

We offer a range of apprenticeships in both clinical and non-clinical environments at Intermediate (Level 2), Advanced (Level 3), and Higher (Level 4) levels, including:

  • Health (e.g. physiotherapy assistants, plaster technicians, maternity care assistants)
  • Health and social care (e.g. care workers)
  • Support services (e.g. porters, housekeepers, patient companions)
  • Assistant practitioner
  • Customer service (e.g. ward clerks, receptionists, clinic co-ordinators, service provider)
  • Business administration (e.g. service administrator, personal assistants, Trust administration)

From 2017, new areas covered will include:

  • Leadership and management
  • Information technology
  • Clinical sciences
  • Pharmacy
  • Facilities services including catering and hospitality
  • Facilities maintenance, electrical, engineering and maintenance
  • Facilities management
  • Procurement
  • Financial service
  • Human resources.

Apprenticeships for current staff

If you are already a Trust employee and are interested in developing your skills and knowledge, an adult apprenticeship programme could be the perfect choice for you.

Not only will you increase your capability, you will also gain a qualification and improve your career prospects.

Where can I find out more?

All our apprenticeship vacancies will be posted on this recruitment website and on the National apprenticeship website.

Our current vacancies are now live and from April 2017 we will advertise new vacancies on a monthly basis. You can set up email alerts for when suitable vacancies become available.

For more information contact the Learning and Organisational Development Team on

What our apprentices say

Asif’s story:

Keira’s story:

Cameron Chapman completed his Level 2 qualification in customer services: “The apprenticeship was great for getting my foot in the door and allowing me to familiarise myself with the hospital environment and my job role. The study days helped me with customer satisfaction skills and what was expected of me in the workplace. I have really enjoyed the entire experience, especially being able to essentially work full time.”

Leah Franklin completed a Level 2 qualification in health care support services and has successfully been appointed as a nuclear medicine ATO: “I feel the apprenticeship scheme was a great starting point. It helped me progress to securing a full time position in nuclear medicine. I hope to continue my development in this career.”

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