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Podiatry Assistant Trainee (Apprenticeship)

NHS England Apprenticeships
Competitive salary
Closing date
24 Sep 2023

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Job summary

Are you looking to get back into the workforce or recently completed your A-Levels or looking for a career change?

If so, join us to train to become a Podiatry Assistant and gain an Assistant Practitioner Foundation Degree in Podiatry whilst you work.

The Podiatry Assistant post is a new and innovative route to 'Earn whilst you learn' and combines 18 months- 2 years of clinical employment, work based learning, and academic learning. It is a fully funded route towards an accredited qualification as a Podiatry Assistant.

We have multiple posts based across the whole county of Oxfordshire.

Main duties of the job

Podiatry Assistants are support workers specialising in the lower limb (feet, ankles, and legs), providing high quality clinical care to people of all ages. You will work to protect people's feet, providing preventative advice, care, assessment, diagnosis and treatment of a range of problems affecting the foot and lower limb.

You will have excellent communication skills, enjoy problem solving and wish to develop practical and intellectual skills to improve patient outcomes. You will be joining a dedicated podiatry team providing expert care to improve patients quality of life.

During your training you will develop skills and knowledge that will allow you to work in today's dynamic and changing healthcare environment. Whilst you will be based in one specific team, your placements will give you a variety of learning environments working across clinical placements to gain an appreciation of the different areas of the local healthcare service. The Podiatry Assistant Programme combines full-time employment, work-based learning and academic study. You will be patient facing from the very start - so that you can apply and develop your new knowledge and skills with increasing confidence.

About us

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust provides physical, mental health and social care for people of all ages across Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Swindon, Wiltshire, Bath and North East Somerset.

Our services are delivered at community bases, hospitals, clinics and people's homes, delivering care as close to home as possible

Our vision is that no matter who you are or where you are, you will tell us that you receive:"Outstanding care delivered by an outstanding team"

Our values are:"Caring, safe and excellent"

At Oxford Health we offer a wide range of benefits designed to support your career and wellbeing. These include:
  • Excellent opportunities for career progression
  • Access to tailored individual and Trust wide learning and development
  • 27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, rising to 33 days with continuous service
  • NHS Discount across a wide range of shops, restaurants and retailers
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Lease car scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Mental Health First Aiders
  • Staff accommodation (please note waiting lists may apply)
  • Staff networking and support groups hosted by our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion team

Date posted

20 September 2023

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 3


£22,816 to £24,336 a year Per annum




18 months

Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

Various sites county wide




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