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