Healthcare Assistant Apprentice

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University Hospitals C
UHCW, Coventry & Rugby St Cross
Competitive salary
29 Apr 2021
09 May 2021
Role Type
Start Date
University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust is one of the UK's leading teaching Trusts, providing acute and specialist services to a population of over 1 million. We have a strong reputation for innovation, clinical research, teaching and high-quality patient care and are the principal teaching hospital for Warwick Medical School.

We employ over 9000 staff, have a turnover of £660 million and have 1.7 million patient contacts a year. The Trust comprises of two busy hospitals with over 1,300 beds and 32 operating theatres, running clinical services from a number of other sites.

Our vision is to be a national and international leader in healthcare; our values-driven organisational development programme and our UHCWi methodology developed through our partnership with the Virginia Mason Institute are key to us achieving this vision by focussing on improving services via lean methodology.

Healthcare Assistant Apprenticeship

30 - 37.5 hours,

Location: Coventry & Rugby

We are offering Apprenticeships to individuals keen to start a career in healthcare. We have Apprenticeship positions on offer across a variety of specialties based at University Hospital, Coventry and Rugby St Cross Hospital.

The Healthcare Apprenticeship programme provides post holders with the opportunity to learn vocational skills by working as part of a ward-based team in a fully supervised Healthcare Assistant post, providing patient care, whilst also studying towards a nationally recognised qualification in Health related subject.

Working under the close supervision of the nursing team, post holders will be required to achieve work-related competencies in order to achieve the full Apprenticeship.

The full Apprenticeship Standard will require post holders to complete:-
    • Care Certificate
    • Level 2 Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship Standar
    • Level 2 Diploma (in health related subject
    • Maths and English functional skills (Level 1) if not already achieved

Post holders will be employed by UHCW on a Fixed Term Contract for the duration of the Apprenticeship programme, and will enrol with a local education provider to undertake the Health related qualification. Hours of work will vary and will be for a minimum of 30 hours (full time 37.5 hours), and will include time to attend a study day on a monthly basis.

The salary for the first six months is £4.30 per hour rising to £6.56 per hour dependent on progression for the remainder of the apprenticeship.

From month 13, your hourly pay rate will reflect the national living wage for your age.

On successful completion of the full Apprenticeship programme, post holders will be offered a permanent contract in a Healthcare Assistant (Band 2).

We are looking for candidates who are enthusiastic, dedicated and able to demonstrate a high level of commitment to the Apprenticeship programme. You must also be willing to work within a clinical environment.

For further information/ details please contact :- Kirstie Elliott, Learning and Development Specialist - Apprenticeships or Claire Banks, Administration Specialist on 024 76 968956

Interviews planned to take place 17 th May 2021

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Recruiting to Values

To ensure that we provide world-class patient care, UHCW recruits people that can demonstrate the Trust's Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking a Values Based Interview/Assessment , which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trust's Values and Behaviours Framework and Values Based Recruitment Factsheet which can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.

The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trust's Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.

All correspondence will be sent by email; please check your account regularly including your Junk/SPAM folders

If you are invited to attend interview you will be asked to set up an account with the Trac recruitment system in order to confirm your interview time

The Trust is committed to Equal Opportunities within the workplace; all applicants who have a disability and who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be interviewed. Where a post has an overwhelming response, this Trust may use random selection in order to reduce numbers to interview, any disabled applicants will automatically be guaranteed an interview and will be exempt from this process.

If you are short-listed for this post you will be contacted by the Resourcing Department via email. Due to the high volume of applications for some posts, we regret that we are unable to provide notification if your application is unsuccessful, if you do not hear from us within four weeks of the stated closing date for the post, please assume that you have not been successful with that specific application.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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