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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 16/05/2021.

Healthcare Support Worker Apprentice

Job Reference: 321-COH-HSW-APP

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Nursing and Midwifery
All OUH Sites, Oxford and Banbury
£180 per week

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.

Many of our recruitment programmes use Value Based Interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significant difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.

Healthcare Support Worker Apprentice


Are you looking for a career opportunity in the caring profession?


Here at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer ensuring we deliver compassionate excellence and, if would like to be part of our team and help us provide the best care to patients, we want to hear from you.


We are looking for caring, compassionate, enthusiastic and motivated individuals who are keen to learn and would like to work within a friendly and fast paced environment. You will be supported by an allocated buddy who will guide and assist you to provide the highest standards of person centred care in a way that maintains the dignity, privacy and confidentiality of patients at all times.


You will be involved in contributing to the safe, efficient and smooth running of the clinical environment and work as part of a clinical nursing team.


The successful applicant will be supported to complete the Care Certificate, a Level 2 HealthCare Support Worker Apprenticeship with an integrated Level 2 Diploma in Care (Adult) and a full training programme to support in the development of both knowledge and clinical practice. Functional skills will be provided if required.


Apprentices are employed on a 16 month fixed term contract but will have the opportunity to gain full time employment within the Trust, following their apprenticeship, if they meet all their training requirements and show motivation and commitment to their role.

Placements will be available across all four sites in Banbury and Oxford.


Closing date for applications is midnight 16th May 2021

Assessment day week commencing 24th May 2021 TBC

Interview date Week commencing 7th June 2021 TBC


Healthcare Support Worker Apprentice level 2 Salary- currently £180 a week.


We care about your future and there are the following vacancies for Healthcare Support Worker Apprentices to start October 2021

For further details / informal visits contact: 07746000317 07342086890

No unsolicited recruitment agency telephone calls or emails.

Please note that this post is subject to a 6 month probationary period. If you currently hold a contract of employment with the Oxford University Hospitals, this will not apply. This statement does not apply to Medical staff or Executive Appointments.

Please make sure that you read the job description and person specification attached below, and that your statement in support reflects this as your application will be judged against these criteria.

When providing employment reference details please provide correct work related email addresses so references can be sought promptly when we are looking to progress your application. Your first referee will need to be your line manager, supervisor or clinical lead from your current or most recent post or place of study. This information is essential if your offer of employment is to be confirmed.

Candidates selected for interview will be contacted after the short listing process, usually within 2 weeks. (Please note that shortlisting times vary when applying for a Medical position within the Trust) The majority of correspondence will be via the e-recruitment system, therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders in web-based email products.

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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