RJAH recognises the value of apprenticeships and are seeking to offer apprenticeship opportunities across the Trust. 

What’s an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a real job, with real training, meaning you can earn while you learn and gain the necessary skills and professional competencies in your chosen career.

All apprenticeships include elements of on the job and off the job training leading to industry recognised standards or qualifications.

Some apprenticeships also require an assessment at the end of the programme to assess the apprentices ability and competence in their job role.

The minimum wage for apprentices is £3.90 per hour, but this is dependent on the sector, region and apprenticeship level. For example some higher apprenticeships will pay more per week.

More details on salaries and entry criteria in specific apprenticeship occupations can be found on and search apprenticeships.

Apprentices are:

  • employed for a minimum 18 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 a standard or framework competency based qualification which is acquired through the workplace experience.  This is supported by regular attendance at college and/or a tutor who visits them in the workplace
  • provided with training and development opportunities 

All RJAH Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust apprentice vacancies can be found on NHS Jobs here.  

For further information please contact:

Allen Edwards
People Development Advisor


Apprenticeships Available

Follow the link below for a step-by-step guide to all Apprenticeships currently available. If you see any that you are interested in please contact The Training Team.

Below is a spread sheet you can download that shows all of the available Apprenticeship Standards by area.

Download Apprenticeship Standard spread sheet


Useful resources
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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.

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