Apprenticeship Healthcare Support Worker

Powys Teaching Health
Competitive salary
04 Jun 2021
14 Jun 2021
Role Type
Start Date
Powys is cited as being a wonderful place to live and work. It is a rural health setting where you can personally and professionally grow and patients are truly at the heart of care provision. If you are an ambitious professional in search of job satisfaction that others can only dream about, prepare for a very pleasant surprise as Powys is the place to be. We are looking for staff who have energy, enthusiasm, commitment and drive and who are patient-centred. Whatever your career aspirations, we are committed to supporting and developing you.

Powys Teaching Health Board is responsible for meeting the health and wellbeing needs of the population of Powys. As a rural health board we have around 133,000 people living across an area that is a quarter of the land mass of Wales. Powys is the largest county in Wales with Snowdonia to the North and the Brecon Beacons to the South, the spectacular scenery is something to behold. Working in partnership, we commission and provide award-winning hospital, community, mental health and learning disability services, so our portfolio is varied and diverse. We are proud to offer patients an unrivalled level of care, not to mention a wide range of careers for professionals who want to make a real difference. If working for Powys Teaching Health Board is something that is of interest, we may have an opportunity just for you!

Did you know - Powys Teaching Health Board accepts applications to retire and return from within the NHS in Wales. If you would like to know more, please contact the Powys Teaching Health Board Resourcing team on 01874 712580 or e-mail

Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English.

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

This is a fixed term post for 13 months , due to apprenticeship post.

If you are an Powys Health Board employee this post will only be offered on a secondment basis and you will need to have gained your line managers approval for the secondment prior to going to interview.

Come and join our newly formed Apprenticeship Academy in Powys Teaching Health Board

13 month - Fixed Term Healthcare Support Worker Contract

This unique opportunity is open to 8 enthusiastic and motivated individuals who are looking to earn a wage whilst training for a recognised Clinical Level 2 qualification and gain valuable experience working in the NHS

It you have an interest in caring or want to be on the first step towards being a registered nurse then this is the programme for you

** Earn while you Learn **

With a start date of September 2021, the Apprenticeship programme is offered as a thirteen-month, full-time, fixed term contract, working 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday, and offers a fantastic opportunity for ambitious individuals to begin their career within the NHS.

You will be joining a highly motivated caring/nursing workforce where you will work alongside qualified staff who will mentor and support you to obtain a level 2 Healthcare Support Worker qualification over the next 13 months

The programme provides the foundation skills and competencies for individuals with little or no prior experience, from which to commence a career within health and care.

As an apprentice health care worker, you will be required to complete a number of classroom-based sessions to obtain the theory and clinical skills induction on a range of clinical topics before you are assigned to work on the wards alongside experienced staff. Supervision and support will be provided during the apprenticeship, with progression being dependent on the completion of a set of objectives and evidence gathering. You will be assigned an assessor who will support you in collating this evidence for your portfolio assessments.

Apprentices shall work under the direction of the Registered Nurse or Senior Healthcare Professional, and shall work with members of a multi-disciplinary team to deliver the highest standards of care to our patients, delivered with dignity, respect and compassion.

At the heart of the ward, you'll form a vital part of the team at the forefront of delivering the highest standards of patient care. You will develop your skills in communicating effectively and with compassion and assisting them with their personal needs and mobility, supporting with eating and drinking and recording observations.

With a passion for helping others and an ability to demonstrate compassion and empathy in your approach to caring for our patients, your support and 'hands on' work will offer not only our patients a more positive and reassuring hospital stay, but you; great job satisfaction in knowing your dedication and commitment has made a real difference to both your ward but fundamentally the people you're caring for.

Onwards Progression

On completion of your apprenticeship, you will automatically be fast tracked onto our temporary staffing unit, where you would be paid at the hourly rate of a qualified Healthcare Support Worker for any shifts worked. You will also be eligible to apply for any internal Healthcare Support Worker vacancies during the last two months of your apprenticeship providing you have completed 75% of your qualification.

Eligibility Criteria:

Our Level 2 qualified programme has been designed to assist candidates who may have no prior experience, to realise their potential and to develop their skills and competencies in a health and care setting. As such we are looking for individuals with the enthusiasm, desire and passion to work within our hospitals to the provide the very best care to our patients.

All applicants must be:
  • Aged 16+
  • Resident in the UK/EEA for the last three years
  • Must not have a Degree, Level 4 qualification or above in clinical healthcare
  • Must NOT be in any form of formal government-funded education

Qualifications and Skills Required:
  • Good standard of literacy and numeracy
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good IT skills
  • A caring and approachable nature
  • Good listening skills
  • The desire to work with people of all ages and from all backgrounds

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

If you have any questions or would like to arrange to meet to discuss this apprenticeship opportunity please contact Jayne Spence, Apprenticeship Academy Lead, on 01874 712578

Closing Date - 20th June 2021

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To find out more about working for Powys Teaching Health Board please visit our Web site 'working for us' page, where you will find staff testimonials, benefits, information about the health board and our values framework.

Where we receive a high volume of applications for a post, we may bring the closing date forward. You are therefore advised to submit your completed application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

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If you are successfully appointed, by completing the application form you authorise the Health Board to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national Electronic Staff Record (ESR).

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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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