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HCA Apprentice

Job Reference: 177-ELEC-2203842

James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Apprentice Healthcare Assistant
James Paget University Hospital, Gorleston
£146.25p per week

The James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust serves a population of around 230,000 people in the Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft and Waveney areas. The Trust provides an integrated hospital and community children’s service.
Patent and staff experience is important to us and these are the behaviours we live by:
Putting patients first
Aiming to get it right
Recognising that everybody counts
Doing everything openly and honestly

Apprenticeships: Apprenticeship

Intensive Care Unit


£146.25p per week


37.5 per week

Contract description (eg Permanent)

15 month fixed-term


Apprentice Healthcare Assistant

Hours Per Week: 37.5 Hours per week - Monday to Friday

Job Type: Fixed term


An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Apprenticeship in the Intensive Care & High Dependency Unit at the James Paget University Hospital.


The successful candidate will be trained to become a Healthcare Assistant in our twelve bedded combined Intensive Care & High Dependency Unit. The Unit provides a 24hr service to critically ill patients requiring ventilation and/or complex organ monitoring and support. You will be part of a team of HCA’s who support the nursing and medical staff in delivering high quality care to the sickest patients in the hospital. You should be motivated to learn, have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and not be fazed by an ever changing, often fast paced working environment.

The successful candidate will have 4 GCSEs including English and maths grade A-D (or equivalent).

The role involves training to gain both a Level 2 Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship and the Care Certificate. You will be employed on a 13 month fixed term contract for 37.5 hours per week. The successful candidate will have a minimum of four GCSE’s grade D or above including Maths and English or equivalent qualifications.

There are eligibility criteria for government funded apprenticeship schemes that apply. In order to qualify for funding individuals must:

  • be aged 16 or above
  • not be enrolled on another apprenticeship, or another DfE funded FE/HE programme, at the same time as any new apprenticeship they start
  • spend at least 50% of their working hours in England over the duration of the apprenticeship
  • have the right to work in England
  • be a citizen of a country within the European Economic Area (EEA) (including other countries determined within the EEA or those with bilateral agreements), or have the right of abode in the UK, and have been ordinarily resident in the EEA (including other countries determined within the EEA or those with bilateral agreements),
  • or a non-EEA citizen with permission from the UK government to live in the UK, (not for educational purposes) and have been ordinarily resident in the UK for at least the previous three years before the start of learning


“Please ensure that you clearly state your qualifications in your applications; e.g. if asked for a GCSE Maths qualification simply writing ‘Maths, C’ is not sufficient.”



For further details / informal visits contact:

For further details / informal visits contact:

Senior Sisters Jo Larter, Sue Bird or Julie North on 01493 452277 or 452274.

The James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust recognises the requirement to promote health and reduce ill-health. The Trust is committed to the principles of improving working lives through a number of initiatives such as job share, flexible working and the development of a culture of openness and transparency. The Trust is committed to ensuring that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of their gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation or identity, and religion or belief.

Tier 2 Sponsorship : We are pleased to consider applicants who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK but it is unlikely that we would be able to appoint if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available. Applying for entry clearance into the UK, must provide a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification before making your application.

By applying for this post you are agreeing to "name of trust" transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system. Please note all communication regarding your application will be made via email. You authorise the Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process. In accordance with and to the extent permitted by Data Protection Legislation in order for the Trust to perform its obligations under this application. Personal data relating to you may be kept electronically or in hard copy format.

Should we experience a high level of interest in this post, the vacancy may be closed prior to the stated closing date.

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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