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Apprentice Practitioners


At NELFT, we recognise the importance of not only developing colleagues but also recruiting and retaining new staff to fulfil both the short and long term requirements and developments of the Trust.

What is an apprenticeship?

It is a work-based training programme focusing on the whole job, not just individual skills, and provides the employee with a set of vocational and functional skills along with a nationally recognised qualification. You will have fantastic support from experienced staff, the apprenticeship provider and the Talent for Care Manager and team. Within your apprenticeship you would have at least 20% off the job training to develop your knowledge and skills. This could be lectures at college/university, shadowing a member of staff or attending role specific training.

Apprenticeship Practitioners

Apprenticeships run from intermediate to degree:

  • Intermediate apprenticeships – equivalent to GCSEs or other Level 2 qualifications
  • Advanced apprenticeship – equivalent to A-levels or other Level 3 qualifications
  • Higher apprenticeships – equivalent to a foundation degree and above
  • Degree apprenticeships – equivalent to a full bachelor’s or Master’s degree
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“NELFT has been fantastic at supporting me within my first role in accounting. I feel like rotating between finance functions during my apprenticeship has had a massive impact in helping me to progress both professionally and academically. Not to mention the great work/life balance, and 2 study days per exam has truly helped me to excel in digesting and continuing to learn.”

Joshua Pearson – Finance Apprentice

Apprenticeships are available within both clinical and non-clinical areas across the Trust. Some of the job roles we currently run apprenticeships in include Health Support Worker, Nursing Associate, Business Administrator, Assistant Accountant, Data Analyst, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapist and many more.
At NELFT we also support our current employees with continuing professional development opportunities where they can complete an apprenticeship in a topic that supports their current job role such as Team Leader, Senior Leader and Nursing Top Up.

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