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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 18/09/2019.

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Business Administration Apprentice

Job Reference: 798-9307

Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
National Minimum Wage

Please note that applications are welcomed from all suitably qualified/experienced individuals. However prior consideration will be given to applications from individuals who are ‘at risk’ and employed by Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust. If an appointment is made from that at risk group, the post will be withdrawn.


Our Trust is a great place to work and we are keen to ensure that all our employees have the right values in order that we can provide the best service to our patients. These values are very important to us, and as a potential candidate you should be made aware that we test for these throughout the whole assessment/recruitment and selection process, and will only interview and recruit individuals who demonstrate these values through their application and behaviour.

Details of our Values can be found on our website link 'Working together for outstanding care - our vision'

Together We Can

Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust is a leading provider of community nursing, therapy and mental health services to people of all ages throughout our county.

Rated Good by the CQC, with a clearly defined strategy and proven financial track record, we believe that key to maintaining our high standards and meeting the challenges we face is to retain and recruit committed, skilled and motivated staff.

So Together We Can empower you to make changes which will make every day better; we can support you through our health and wellbeing opportunities; and we can continually meet your ambitions through our flexible in-house learning and development programmes.

We believe our staff are our biggest asset. We want to develop a positive, inclusive and caring culture that engages and inspires all our staff, with a clear focus on improvement and advancing equality of opportunity.

Would you like an opportunity to work in administration in one of our busy Neighbourhood Teams based in Evesham Community Hospital.


If so, then this role could be for you.


We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our successful Apprenticeship Scheme in our busy Neighbourhood Team.


This is an opportunity for a confident individual. The post holder will be part of a busy team providing a comprehensive administrative and secretarial service to support the team. The role will involve a variety of administrative tasks including telephone call handling, data inputting, reception and general administrative tasks as set out in the job description. The applicant will be expected to have good interpersonal and IT skills and be willing to learn and develop within the team.


Our Apprenticeship Scheme is delivered by our own internal assessment team (SHINE Apprenticeships@WHCT) to ensure that you are supported through a high quality training programme. You will undertake the Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Business Administration. You will be employed on a 12 month fixed term contract for up to 37.5 hours per week (Monday-Friday) with time for formal study towards the apprenticeship.


Candidates who hold a Level 4 (or above) qualification already, i.e. HNC, HND or Degree, in a similar area to the apprenticeship will not be shortlisted. You are advised to read the Person Specification BEFORE you complete the supporting information section and tell us how you meet the requirements. To be successful you must be committed to completing the apprenticeship training programme. This role is based in Evesham; please consider your ability to travel to and from this location a daily basis before applying.


Please note that if you do not indicate on your application form that you have achieved 4 GCSE (or equivalent) grade 9 – 4 or A-D (including Maths and English Language) you will not be shortlisted.


You are required to provide at least two referees in your application; these must not be relatives, friends or ‘friends of the family’. Please check with all your referees that they are willing to provide a reference for you and that you are providing up-to-date contact details for them.


Interview Date – TBC

Start Date – TBC dependent on recruitment checks being complete.


These dates and venues (where shown) are fixed and are essential parts of the recruitment process.




If you require further information, or would just like an informal chat about the vacancy please contact Sarah Parry 01386 502061 or Kim Spooner 01905 681552.

PLEASE NOTE: All new appointments are subject to 6 months’ probation period.

If the same or similar vacancy arises within the recruitment period of this post or up to 3 months afterwards, the Trust may chose not to re advertise, but to select a suitable candidate from this interview pool. The new post may differ in terms of the base, hours available (full or part time) or contract type (permanent or fixed term) and therefore you are encouraged to apply for advertised posts but specify on your application form your preferences.

In the event of exceptionally high levels of response, we reserve the right to close the post before the date stated in order to prevent the number of applications received being unmanageable.

Applicants must have the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English in both verbal and written formats.

**If the position being applied for requires a DBS check to be undertaken on you, it will be a condition of your employment that you have subscribed and continue to subscribe to the DBS Update Service. New employees to the Trust are required to pay the fee for the initial DBS check (this will be deducted from their first months’ salary) and the annual subscription (£13) to the DBS Update Service. Internal applicants are required to pay the annual subscription fee only (£13). Further information on the update service can be found on our website link ‘DBS Update Service.’

The Trust offers a preceptorship year for newly qualified nurses and AHP's and attendance at preceptorship programmes is a condition of employment.

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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