What is an Apprenticeship?

An Apprenticeship is a job combined with vocational training leading to nationally recognised qualifications.  Our apprentices spend some time (normally 1 or 2 days per week for at least the first 3 months) at college and the rest of their time in the workplace.

As an apprentice you will achieve:

  • a vocational qualification e.g NVQ;
  • a theory-based qualification e.g Btec;
  • Key Skills in English and maths (unless you have recent GCSEs).

Our Apprenticeships last 12 months, during which you will be paid a training wage of £100 per week.

What do our apprentices do?

We currently employ apprentices in two areas:

Health and Social Care
These apprentices work as healthcare assistants/support workers, providing basic care for service users with mental health issues or learning disabilities.

Business Administration
These apprentices work as administrative assistants, PAs, receptionists etc. supporting our mental health and learning disabilities services.

What are the benefits?

The experience and training our apprentices receive is highly valued by employers everywhere.  Our apprentices have gone on to jobs in within our Trust, in other NHS Trusts (for example, Sheffield Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust) and other local businesses and companies.

Read our apprenticeship stories

Find out more

For more information on the apprenticeship programme please contact Stephanie Allen:

Tel: (0114) 2263111 or via email.

For more information regarding apprenticeships please go to the National Apprenticeship Website:

The SheffieldCollege offer in-depth evaluations of the apprenticeship programme and case studies from Apprentices who have been involved with NHS Trusts in Sheffield.