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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 23/09/2020.

Health and Social Care Apprentice – Level 3

Job Reference: 301-DM-20-99948

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£19,737 - £21,142

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT) was formed in June 2018 when South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (SSSFT) acquired Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Partnership Trust (SSOTP). For further information please click on the Trust name above.

The Trust works in partnership with the NHS programme ‘Step into Health’, supporting ex-service personnel into a career in the NHS.

There has never been a better time to join the Trust and help shape its future; take a look at our Benefits Leaflet to see what else we can offer you.

Health and Social Care Apprentice – Level 3

Salary: Band 3 (Annex 21 pay rate)


Are you caring and compassionate?


Are you looking to start your career in care and your knowledge of health and social care?


We are looking for dedicated, compassionate and hard-working individuals who are keen to work towards their Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care as an apprentice.


This exciting opportunity has arisen to be an apprentice who will work across different placements in the sector.


We are recruiting apprentices who are looking to work within the following settings:


  • Mental Health

  • Primary Care

  • Elderly Care


You will be employed by Midlands Partnership Foundation Trust (MPFT) during your apprenticeship.


You will rotate around organisations that offer services that relate to your area of interest. This could include social care, general practice, pharmacy and NHS organisations. Here, you will develop your skills and competencies in different environments and gain a valuable insight on how we work together in health and social care to provide services to our local population.


You will be working alongside experienced care givers (including, healthcare support workers, nurses, therapists, pharmacists to name a few!) and learn how to provide high quality care to patients.


Please note it is essential that you are able to drive in order to travel amongst your placements.


The scheme has been created to give apprentices the opportunity to train and develop across all areas of the sector, sharing good practice and finding new ways of improving health and social care services for everyone in our communities.


You may be required to work shifts between 7a.m. until 10p.m. (and nights for some services if you are 18 years and over). Services run for 365 days of the year.


The apprenticeship programme is 18-24 months (including college and examination time) and you will work 37.5 hours per work. As part of the apprenticeship programme you will be given study leave once a week to attend College whilst working towards your diploma.


This is a fantastic opportunity for you to start a career in the sector and you will be supported throughout the programme to achieve your highest potential.


Undertaking your Level 3 apprenticeship within the ICS Career Pathway is an excellent opportunity for those wishing to progress their career and could lead onto further opportunities to become a registered professional.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION about your application. Please read. . . . . . . . . . . .

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2. EMPLOYMENT CHECKS – If selected for interview, you will be sent an email with the details of the documentation you need to bring along with you to verify your Right to work in the UK, your identity and DBS Check. Failure to bring the documentation will delay your employment if you are successful at interview.

3. REFERENCES - Please ensure you provide email addresses for all referees for the last 3 years of employment and advise of any gaps in employment. We will not request references prior to interview unless you have given permission on your application form to do so, however, if you are offered a position with the Trust, references will be requested at the point of offer and by completing this application you are giving your approval for this information to be requested.

MPFT is committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all areas of the community, who meet the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, ethnictity, sexual orientation, gender, disability and religion/belief.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of individuals and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The Trust has a positive attitude to employees and job applicants with mental health issues.

PLEASE NOTE: should we have a high volume of applications the Trust may close the vacancy early

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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