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Apprentice Healthcare Assistant

NHS England Apprenticeships
Competitive salary
Closing date
10 Jun 2023

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Job summary

In this role, you will have the opportunity to personally make a difference to our patients lives and the lives of their carers and relatives every single day. Our Healthcare Assistants work at the heart of our multidisciplinary teams who support our patients by assisting the Registered Nurses in planning, delivering, and evaluating care. This will require you: to be able to communicate effectively with a broad range of individuals, both verbally and in writing; to share our commitment to maintaining high standards in everything we do; and to demonstrate that you can work effectively within a team that behaves in accordance with our values.

The roles are varied and busy as you will be working a variety of shifts including long days, nights, weekends and bank holidays. We will support you to achieve full training for your core duties including achievement of a national Care Certificate, and we will support your continued development.

To be eligible to work as a Healthcare Assistant Apprentice we expect that you have Level 1 Functional Skills in Numeracy and English or equivalent GCSE levels.

Once you have successfully completed your apprenticeship, you will automatically become a Healthcare Assistant. To be eligible for a funded apprenticeship, you must be over the age of 16, a resident in the UK for the last three years and you must not hold a level 3 qualification (or above) or an NVQ Level 2 qualification in the same pathway or subject, e.g. BTEC or GCSE.

Main duties of the job

  • Work collaboratively and co-operatively with others to meet the needs of patients and their families.
  • Assist the Registered Practitioner in the planning implementation and evaluation of nursing care.
  • Participate in the development of self and others.

Interviews will take place on:

- Monday 22nd May 2023

- Wednesday 31st May 2023

- Friday 16th June 2023

- Friday 30th June 2023

About us

We provide care and support to over half a million people in Wakefield and Kirklees in their homes, in community settings and across our three hospital sites at Pontefract, Dewsbury and Pinderfields (in Wakefield).

Always striving for excellence, we are at the forefront of innovation and research and we invest in teaching and the development of our workforce.

We live by our values of caring, improving, being respectful and maintaining high standards. We listen and learn because we aim to make Mid Yorkshire the best place to work and the best place to receive care.

In line with this, we welcome applicants with lived experience of providing unpaid and/or support to a family member or friend with a disability, health condition, mental health problem, addiction or other health and care need.

We have a clear vision, and you could be part of this! If you share our values and you want to make a difference to the lives of our patients and their families and carers, we would love to hear from you.

Date posted

11 May 2023

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 2


£22,383 a year You will be remunerated in accordance with Annex 21




16 months

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number


Job locations

Pinderfields Hospital

Aberford Road


West Yorkshire


Dewsbury Hospital

Halifax Road


West Yorkshire

WF13 4HS


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