Apprenticeships at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
What are Apprenticeships?
To get your career started you usually need a combination of experience and qualifications. An apprenticeship gives you both by combining on the job training with study (usually one day a week) meaning you can earn while you learn. With some apprenticeships you can even get a degree.
It usually takes between one and four years to complete an apprenticeship depending on which level you take. Apprenticeships are available across a wide range of industries and many high quality, prestigious companies offer them.
If you have no work experience on your CV, or you’d like to get a taster of a particular job or industry, you might like to consider work experience first.
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Why choose an Apprenticeship with Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust?
Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is an Award winning Apprenticeship employer with a strong commitment to recruiting and developing staff from our local communities, putting them on a path to long term successful careers with us. Our Apprenticeship schemes are aimed at people who have a passion for learning are ambitious, imaginative hard working and who are determined to succeed and make the most of the opportunities available.
We offer different apprenticeships to take your career in exciting directions in Business, Healthcare, Science, Engineering plus many others. Our apprentices receive lots of hands-on training from experienced professionals and are given real responsibility to help deliver innovative ways to meet the everyday needs of modern healthcare.
In an organisation as large and complex as this there are always opportunities available and our apprenticeship programme continues to grow and develop each and every year but no matter which apprenticeship you choose you will work towards nationally recognised qualifications.
We retain approximately 90% of the our apprentices at the end of their training and many have progressed to more senior roles with us.
Apprenticeships we deliver
Operations/Departmental Manager, Senior Healthcare Support Worker, Team Leader/Supervisor, Learner Mentor
Apprentices we hire
Accountancy, Business Administrator, Catering & Hospitality, Customer Service
Facilities, IT Software, Web & Telecoms, Medical Engineering, Pharmacy
Public Relations, Science & Laboratory Technician
Hints & Tips
What's the best way to complete the application form?
The Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Apprenticeship programme is competitive so it’s important that your application form is an accurate account of why you’re interested in an apprenticeship with us. Below are some useful hints and tips in completing your application.
Fill in your application carefully
This is your first opportunity to make a good impression and will decide whether you go through to the next stage of the recruitment process so make sure it’s accurate, thorough and that you spell-check it. Check that your contact phone number and email address are correct as these are our only ways to contact you. You could always ask someone else to proof-read it for you before you hit send.
Think about the questions and read the job description and person specification carefully and try to use relevant examples from all aspects of your academic achievements, personal life, work or volunteering experience.
Spend time understanding who we are, what we do and what our mission and values are.
What should I do during the interview?
Interviews are an opportunity for you to show us why you would make a great candidate for the role. It's also a fantastic chance for you to ask questions and make sure it's what you want. Check out our interview tips below.
Be engaging & enthusiastic
Take your time answering questions; don’t be afraid of a short silence while you think about your response. A brief, well-thought-out answer is best. If you’re unclear about the question then ask for it to be repeated so you understand the question and can then answer it accordingly.
You should answer each question honestly. Give us the answers that reflect your thoughts and your individual experience. That is the only way we can accurately establish if you are the right fit for Lancashire Teaching Hospitals and vice versa.
Give real-life examples
Think about the roles and responsibilities you have had to date and your achievements.
Ask your own questions
Interviews are a two-way process, so feel free to ask questions.
- How much do you really know about Lancashire Teaching Hospitals?
- Where are our sites?
- What are our values?
- How many people do we employ?
- Apprenticeship Complaints ( Pdf )
- Apprenticeship Guide ( Pdf )
- Apprenticeship Strategy 2018-2021 (Updated 2019) (Pdf )
- Get in, go far: http://www.getingofar.gov.uk/
- Government website: https://www.gov.uk/apprenticeships-guide
- Why choose Lancashire Teaching Hospitals: https://www.lancsteachinghospitals.nhs.uk/a-great-place-to-work