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What is an apprenticeship?

There are over 300 different jobs in healthcare, jobs that are delivered by more than a million people. Be one of them - with an apprenticeship.

NHS Apprenticeships - The Hidden Gems

An apprenticeship consists of:
  • knowledge and competency-based qualifications at Level 2 or 3 in your chosen subject
  • a learning programme tailored to your needs
  • literacy, numeracy and, for some apprenticeship frameworks, IT qualifications
  • in-house induction and work-specific mandatory training
  • regular personal development reviews.

The programme consists of both theory and practice, so much of your learning is assessed on the Ward or in the Department.

The OUH young apprenticeship programme offers a fixed-term contract with training and assessment provided by locally-based established training providers, a work-based supervisor, a manager and the OUH Support Worker Academy.

We're looking for enthusiastic and committed people who want to be part of our team.

What's in it for you?

An apprenticeship opens the door to a career with Oxford University Hospitals.

We offer a range of apprenticeships to young people, in both clinical and non-clinical areas.

An apprenticeship offers you:

  • hands-on experience
  • money - earn while you learn
  • paid holidays
  • nationally-recognised qualifications
  • regular study time
  • transferable skills
  • discounts with the NUS Extra or NUS Apprenticeship Extra card (there is a cost of £11 per year) - for more information please visit:

Open up a world of opportunities

When you have gained an OUH Apprenticeship, we want you to stay with us and become part of our team; if there are vacancies in your specialist area, you will be offered an interview for a permanent position.