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NHS organisations across the North West are currently looking to recruit apprentices onto the NHS Business Support Apprenticeship as part of a two year programme of learning, commencing in October 2017.


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Job Summary

GBP 131.25
New Vacancy
Business & Administration
NW Skills Development Network - Cheshire

Detailed Job Description

NHS Business Support Apprenticeship

Location: Cheshire

Salary: Work Preparation Programme - unwaged

Year 1 - minimum apprenticeship wage (£6,881)

Year 2 - increase to £7,500

All training related travel expenses will be paid by the employer

Hours: 37.5 per week, Mon-Fri

27 days annual leave per year plus Bank Holidays

NHS organisations across the North West are currently looking to recruit apprentices onto the NHS Business Support Apprenticeship, a two year programme of learning commencing in October 2017 offering opportunities in the following areas of work:

  • Business Support
  • Information Governance
  • Clinical Coding
  • Libraries
  • Accounting
  • Procurement
  • IT
  • Project Support
  • Data & Information
  • Training Support

In the first year apprentices will undertake the Level 2 IT Application Specialist Apprenticeship, including Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) qualifications in Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook in order to develop high-end IT user skills as a strong foundation for their future role.

In addition, learning will also be undertaken in basic Bookkeeping, Accounting and Procurement to aid understanding in how money moves around the NHS which will assist with future career progression.

In the second year apprentices will undertake a Level 3 Apprenticeship relevant to their area of work, including industry recognised qualifications, so that they can develop technical knowledge and skills for a specific role ie. Assistant Accountant, IT Infrastructure Technician.

Complete a Work Preparation Programme involving employability skills training and two week’s work experience in a health organisation during September 2017, as close as possible to where they live.

At the end of the Work Preparation Programme individuals will be interviewed with those successful being offered an apprenticeship.

For the duration of the two year apprenticeship, individuals will be placed in a specific department depending on their area of interest i.e. Finance, IT, Information, Training in order to develop knowledge and skills in their chosen area.

Further information on careers in the NHS can be found at:

Requirements and Prospects

Qualifications required

4 GCSEs A*-C (including English and Maths)

Skills required

  • Highly motivated
  • Attention to detail
  • Good organisational skills
  • Good Microsoft Office Skills

Personal Qualities

  • Good time keeping
  • Strong communication skills
  • Willing to learn

Future prospects

There is an opportunity to begin a successful career in the NHS for the right candidate.

Additional Information

Training provided

Apprentices will be employed on a full time, fixed-term contract attending training in Blackburn, Liverpool or Manchester which will depend on an apprentice’s home/work address.

During the first year training will be day release whereas in the second year it will be either day or block release depending on the programme of study being undertaken.

For more information please email or call 01133 500 333

Estio Training - Learning Provider

Estio Training. Estio Training are one of the UK’s leading providers of IT, Digital and Tech apprenticeships. Estio apprenticeships are designed for talented school & college leavers. Estio work with businesses such as the NHS, Xerox, Sky, Asda, Missguided and more!
For more information about this vacancy please contact Estio Training on 01133 500 333 or email: (Ref ID:66187)
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