NHS logo

Introducing NHS Apprenticeships

It’s all about the NHS

The NHS is at the heart of our health care. The main aim of the NHS to encourage people to live longer, healthier lives by better diet, exercise and delivering high quality health and care services that are compassionate, inclusive and constantly improving. A life without it can only be imagined. Check out the NHS employer profile.

NHS Building

Why was the NHS created?

The NHS was created due to the belief that good, free healthcare should be available to all, without the concern of background. The NHS has been around since 1948 and it’s core values are based on the following:

  • That it meets the needs of everyone
  • That it be free at the point of delivery
  • That it be based on clinical need, not ability to pay

There can be no sense of community, without a sense of care. The NHS is solely focused on caring and helping people. They aspire to the highest standards of excellence and professionalism in the provision of high-quality care that is safe, effective and focused on patient experience. Innovation and promotion, conduct and use of research in relied heavily upon by the NHS to improve the current and future health and care of the population.

NHS Apprenticeships

NHS Apprenticeships are competitive, you’ll need to show that you are committed, aware of your responsibilities and able to successfully deal with the work and study. And most importantly you must share their values of wanting to help and care for people.

Apprenticeships are available at four levels; starting from the basic level of an Intermediate Apprenticeships these are equivalent to 5 GCSEs A* – C. The next level is an Advanced Apprenticeship this is an equivalent to 2 A-Levels. You can then progress to a Higher Apprenticeship which is equivalent to a foundation degree and above. Then finally a Degree Apprenticeships, an equivalent to a full bachelor’s or master’s degree.

The NHS offers a vast variety of Apprenticeship opportunities, there are so many areas ranging anywhere from dental nursing to emergency care to maternity and pediatric support and health care. The possibilities really are endless.

So you’ve decided you want an Apprenticeship with the NHS but are clueless to which area you want to work within. We have good news, there are crucial changes on the horizon within the health sector which consequentially involves new roles for apprentices to help enable the NHS to deal with the challenges that lie ahead. The NHS is constantly developing which welcomes new opportunities for people like you.

Useful Links


NHS England


NHS Health Careers


Find Apprenticeships in the Health and Social Care industry here

Be the first to get notified about new jobs from 1000's of employers - register today!