Apprentice Physiotherapist

Kent Community Health
Trinity House, Ashford
Competitive salary
01 May 2021
11 May 2021
Role Type
Start Date
The NHS is changing. More emphasis on community-based care means there's never been a better time to join us.

The CQC has rated us 'outstanding' and says that our colleagues feel supported, valued and respected, with high levels of staff and patient satisfaction.

Our vision is to deliver excellent local services which improve the health of our communities. To do this we need outstanding people who share our values (CARE). CARE stands for:
  • Compassionate
  • Aspirational
  • Responsive
  • Excellent

Are you caring, compassionate, motivated and interested in developing your career within the health service? Then this may be the opportunity for you!

Join us at Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust (KCHFT), train to become a qualified Physiotherapist and gain a BSc (Hons) degree in Physiotherapy whilst you work. We are recruiting across East and West Kent forposts in;
  • Canterbury area
  • Tonbridge/Maidstone

Please advise us of your preferred location in your personal statement.

The Physiotherapist apprenticeship is a new and innovative route to 'Learn while you Earn' and combines 4 years of clinical employment, work based learning, and academic learning.

You will be employed as an Apprentice Physiotherapist at Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust (KCHFT). You will work as part of a therapy team within a range of settings and be provided with dedicated time to study for a Bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy in conjunction with University of East London (UEL).

UEL entry requirements are as follows:

Level 2 Functional Skills or GCSE: Maths and English grade C and above/ Level 5.

120 UCAS points, this can be demonstrated by either of the following:

A - Levels: Has to include biology or chemistry at a grade B

BTEC: Applied Science extended diploma Level 3

Access Course - They will accept an access course (to higher education). 60 Credits minimum, with 45 credits at level 3 and 24 credits and level 3 science distinctions (biology, chemistry and physics).

We would also like to see evidence of your understanding of the Physiotherapist role.

Please ensure that you meet these minimum entry requirements before you apply, as applications that do not meet these criteria will not be progressed.

During the apprenticeship 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 both internal and external clinical placements to gain an appreciation of the different areas of the local healthcare service. As many of our bases are away from public transport routes, it is a requirement of the role that you are able to drive and have access to a car (subject to the provisions of the Equality Act 2010).

As an employee of KCHFT you will demonstrate our values, and once you have completed all the requirements for registration as a qualified Physiotherapist, you will become a Band 5 Physiotherapist within the Trust.

The deadline for applications will be midnight on Wednesday 12th May

Interviews will be held on Friday 21st May

For further details please contact:

Gill Davies-Patrick, AHP Learning Environment Lead

Mobile: 07880 149167


.external_test_container { margin-left: 15px; } .external_test_short_desc { color: #990066; font-weight: bold; } .external_test_long_desc { color: #990066; font-weight: bold; }

As a dynamic organisation, with a fast changing service provision we take a flexible approach in terms of what we are able to offer. This means that we reserve the right to change the hours detailed in this advert to full time or part-time to meet the service requirements. Please note that the salary stated is based on full time working and will be pro rata for part time working.

Agenda for Change posts based within the Dartford, Gravesham & Swanley areas also receive 5% high cost area allowance on top of basic salary, subject to a minimum payment of £1,017 and a maximum of £1,762. Please note that this element does not apply to bank positions.

We are committed to a policy of equality in all our employment practices and strive to eliminate unfair discrimination, harassment, bullying and victimisation. Equality of opportunity is a high priority within the Trust. The Trust will not unlawfully, unfairly or unreasonably discriminate or treat individuals less favourably on the grounds of gender, marital status, sexual orientation, religion or belief, disability, age, race, nationality or ethnic origin.

Please contact us if you need the application form in an alternative format.

In cases where we receive a high volume of applications for a post, we may bring the closing date forward. Therefore you are advised to submit your completed application form as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

We regret we cannot contact everyone who is not short-listed for an interview, therefore if you do not hear from us in 21 days after the closing date, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

All information you supply in support of your application for employment should, to the best of your knowledge, be true and accurate. The Trust reserves the right to contact and share information with the NHS Protect if they suspect any information to be deliberately misleading.

For important information about how your application is processed, please refer to the 'completing application guidance' document.'

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.

To stay safe in your job search we recommend that you visit SAFERjobs ( ), a non-profit, joint industry and law enforcement organisation working to combat job scams. Visit the SAFERjobs website for information on common scams and to get free, expert advice for a safer job search.

Similar jobs

Similar jobs