Apprenticeship opportunities with us
We are committed to investing in apprentices to “Grow our Own” and help individuals to achieve their career goals.
Apprenticeships are an ideal way to learn while working in a real job alongside highly skilled and experienced staff. Our apprentices all have a named mentor who provides advice and guidance as well as support from our dedicated Vocational Learning Team. Apprentices are paid and work towards a national recognised qualification.
Apprenticeships cover a wide range of careers at various levels which help us “grow our own” workforce for the future. Across Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust we currently offer apprenticeships in:
- Business Administration
- Customer Service
We also offer additional apprenticeships for internal staff as part of their career development. These include:
- Nursing Associate Apprenticeships (available to current staff only, from July September 2018)
- Nursing Degree Apprenticeships (available to current staff only, from September 2018)
- Assistant Practitioner Apprenticeship
- Senior Healthcare Support Worker
- Operational / Departmental Manager
- HR Consultant / Partner
- Associate Project Management
Apprentices, study for an apprenticeship qualification with one of our high quality training providers and are able to take advantage of a range of in house training opportunities, both online and face to face.
While there is no guarantee that a job will become available at the end of an apprenticeship, as an apprentice you will have access to the internal job vacancies list which is only available to NHS employees, improving your chances of getting a permanent job.
You can read about one of our previous Business Administration apprentices, Ellie Garner, and her experience as an apprentice. Take a look at this short video for more information too.
If you are interested in doing an apprenticeship with us, all of our external vacancies are advertised on NHS Jobs - keep checking for our latest.
An apprenticeship with us will set you up for an exciting and rewarding career in Cumbria.
If you would like an informal discussion about apprenticeships with us, email us at: CPFTApprenticeships@cumbria.nhs.uk