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Occupational Therapy Apprentice, Band 4

Oxleas NHS Foundation
Memorial Hospital, Shooters Hill, Woolwich, London
Competitive salary
Closing date
16 Sep 2021
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Occupational Therapy Apprenticeship in Forensic Mental Health, Band 4

Fixed Term: 4 years

Full Time: 37.5 hours per week

Work pattern is Tuesday to Saturday 12pm - 8pm

Apprenticeships are designed to give talented people an opportunity to gain a nationally recognized qualification while completing on the job training with our highly skilled clinicians.

We are seeking to appoint an innovative and enthusiastic Occupational Therapy Apprentice to work within the low secure service at Memorial Hospital. The Forensic Directorate provide highly specialist assessment, treatment and interventions to service users who are have been in contact with the criminal justice system. The Occupational Therapy team deliver a comprehensive Seven Day Therapies Programme with a focus on life skills acquisition to reduce readmissions and reoffending.

To qualify for the apprenticeship program the successful candidate must meet the following criteria:
  • Over 16 years old
  • Resident in the UK / EU for the past 3 years
  • Should have GCSEs level 2 /Grade C in Maths and English
  • Successfully completed study at Level 3 including a science (Most universities do not accept City and Guilds nor NVQ as Level 3 qualifications)

This is a developmental role over four years. You will work towards successful completion of a BSc (Hons) degree in Occupational Therapy and recognition by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as an Allied Health Professional (AHP) Occupational Therapist. You will develop and maintain knowledge, skills and competencies related to the role of an Occupational Therapist through your apprenticeship within the service as well as through completion of the Occupational Therapy training programme.

The Occupational Therapy Apprenticeship Programme combines and integrates academic and work-based learning through close collaboration between employers and education providers. You can expect to spend 80% of your time learning on the job and 20% of your time learning off the job

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust offers high-quality support to help you with your career journey. You will receive excellent training from our chosen training provider, a chance to network and meet other apprentices on your journey, and a forum for you to put forward innovative ideas to strengthen our services for the better. Whatever your career goals, you will find help and support to get you where you need to be.

Due to the high demand, this advert will close after the first 50 applications have been received and this is not suitable for those currently on an Occupational Therapy Apprenticeship Programme.

Oxleas NHS Trust operates a Probationary Period, further details are available on request.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Liana Pretorius, SEL AHP Apprenticeship Lead:

Patsy Fung, Head of Profession Occupational Therapy: 773 079

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Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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