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Apprenticeships

There are a large number of apprenticeships designed for clinical and non-clinical roles in the health sector. Apprenticeships enable young people and adult learners to earn while they learn in a real job, gaining a qualification and improved prospects for the future.


Apprentices can be aged between 16 + 23.

  • HCA Apprentices can be trained to carry out routine medical tasks
  • The national minimum wage for an apprentice is £2.73 per hour – payable by the employer
  • Apprentices can be employed in a range of roles, including administration, receptionist and HCA roles
  • Apprentice must be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week
  • An apprenticeship must last for a minimum of 12 months
  • You can apply for a grant of £1500 from the government after 13 weeks of the apprentices employment
  • HEWM are currently putting £500 towards all Apprenticeship starts
  • NSAH can advertise for apprentices on your behalf and draw up a shortlist of applications
  • You get to choose the apprentice, as you would when taking on any employee
  • The apprenticeship qualification is usually funded free of charge (some providers charge a minimal amount for older learners)
  • NSAH also run their own Apprenticeship Training Agency. Under this scheme they can employ the Apprentice and manage the HR process on your behalf, this costs £975 per apprentice. Please find details attached

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