Apprenticeships

This page provides details of apprenticeships at the Trust.

Are you interested in an apprenticeship at RJAH Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust?

RJAH recognises the value of apprenticeships and are seeking to offer apprenticeship opportunities in a variety of departments at the Trust.

Apprentices are:

  • employed for a 12 month period.
  • paid a training salary
  • employed by the Trust and will receive the same terms and conditions as permanent members of staff
  • able to undertake an NVQ level 2 competency based qualification which is acquired through the workplace experience.  This is supported by regular attendance at college and a tutor who visits them in the workplace.
  • provided with training and development opportunities 

Would you be interested in undertaking an apprenticeship and gaining valuable work experience whilst being paid?

If the answer is yes, please contact:

Allen Edwards
Training Link / Apprenticeship Lead
Email: allen.edwards@rjah.nhs.uk

Apprenticeship Employer of the Year Award

The RJAH Orthopaedic Hospital Foundation Trust came runner-up for the Apprenticeship Employer of the Year Award in the Health Education West Midlands NHS Apprenticeship Recognition Awards 2014 held in October. 

We also received a recommendation for our commitment and contribution to apprenticeships and the success that employing apprentices has brought to our organisation.

Allen Edwards, Apprentice lead at the Trust, who attended the event at Egbaston Stadium in Birmingham with two of the apprentices from the hospital (Chloe Upton and Jessica Roberts), said:

“Employing apprentices brings a fresh impetus to the Trust, a different perspective.It supports succession planning and workforce development. I am very proud of the work we are doing here at the Trust in building an excellent reputation supporting the local and wider community. To be recognised for this award further highlights the hard work we are doing.”

Health Education West Midlands has produced a short film highlighting the winners and also a future look at supporting the Apprenticeship Agenda available via YouTube.
 

Useful resources

www.nhscareers.nhs.uk
This is an all you need to know website about a career in health - how the health sector is structured, the sort of people we need and where you might work and specific information about careers in the NHS, medicine and public health. Have a look around, explore roles and plan your career. Make a difference with a career in health and get all the information you need to take the next step in your career journey.

www.getingofar.gov.uk
Everything you need to know about Apprenticeships.
An apprenticeship will give you hands on experience, a salary and the opportunity to gain qualifications while you work.
To get your career started you usually need a combination of experience and qualifications. An apprenticeship gives you both by combining on the job training with study meaning you can earn while you learn.

www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk
The National Careers Service also offers useful tips when making your apprenticeship applications. There’s support available to help you before and during your apprenticeship. The National Careers Service provides information about learning and work, with a helpline giving professional advice on making the right choices.
The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. The service offers confidential and impartial advice. This is supported by qualified careers advisers.