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Trainee Health Care Assistant

Kettering General Hosp
Kettering General Hospital, Kettering
Competitive salary
Closing date
4 Nov 2021

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Salary: Initially national apprentice wage progressing to AFC band 2 on development of competencies.

Job type: 13-months, fixed-term contract

Working pattern: 37.5 hours per week

Are you interested in a career in Health Care and want to take your first step in to the NHS?

We are really excited to be offering a fantastic opportunity for new staff to step in to the NHS as a Health Care Apprentice. This is open to anybody of any age who wishes to commence a career in health. This opportunity has the potential to lead you to achieving a nursing registration if this is your dream.

Kettering General Hospital is offering a number of positions for those who can demonstrate that they have a strong commitment to learning, and can demonstrate that they have a caring and compassionate approach in supporting others. In addition, you will be required to exhibit excellent communication skills both verbally and written, and the ability to act with professionalism at all times.

We welcome applications from individuals wishing to become an Apprentice and gain experience in the NHS. You will develop new skills and knowledge whilst working with an established team gaining valuable work experience and a recognised level 2 apprenticeship qualification in Health. The apprentice pathway allows you to study whilst earning and with all your course costs supported.

If you share our passion for providing the best possible care to our patients and their relatives, and want to work in a team which consistently strives to achieve this excellence then we would like to hear from you. The successful candidates will be highly motivated, enthusiastic with a passion to learn and develop.

To be eligible to undertake the level 2 Healthcare Support Worker apprenticeship, you must consider the following:

  • There are no age restrictions but we would like you be at least 17 years of age on the interview day (there is no upper age limit);
  • You must have been resident in the UK/EEA for the last three years;
  • Evidence of level 3 learning is desirable (ie A levels / BTEC) / life experience
  • Any higher level training you have completed must be in a substantially different field

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameSheila TurnerJob titleHead of Learning and EducationEmail addresssheila.turner6@nhs.netTelephone number01536 493772Additional contact information

Please contact Sheila Turner on 01536 493772 or

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Important Information

Applications will be transferred to TRAC system, by completing an application you are giving authorisation for the transfer of your data.

Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you via a TRAC system account.

Please submit your application as soon as possible; we reserve the right to close any adverts before the closing date once we have received sufficient applications.

We are an equal opportunities employer; we aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons from all backgrounds. This includes members of our black and minority ethnic (BME) communities, especially in relation to senior posts within at KGH.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

In submitting an application form, you authorise Kettering General Hospital (KGH) NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS service via the Electronic Staff Record Inter Authority Transfer process. Including factual reference, occupational health clearance and statutory and mandatory training record.

If your role requires you to have a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check, you will be required to repay the cost of obtaining this (£50).This amount will be reclaimed from your first salary. It is also recommended that following your DBS check you subscribe to the DBS update service.

Please note that news starters with KGH are subject to a six month probationary period.

"Safeguarding is everyone's business. KGH considers safeguarding a priority amongst its citizen's and a key value for all employed to the service."

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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