How apprenticeships work
Your training will normally be delivered in partnership with local training providers and you will be based at a practice to obtain hands on practical skills and experience.
You will study for a nationally recognised qualification, usually to NVQ2 level and you’ll receive competitive rates of pay above the national minimum apprenticeship wage with opportunities for pay progression.
Typical apprenticeships include Customer Service Practitioner Level 2 and Health Care Assistant Level 2.
We look for the following attributes in all of our apprentices:
- Willingness and ability to learn
You’ll need the focus to learn vocational skills and follow academic courses too. You must have five GCSEs or equivalent, including Maths and English or willingness to achieve functional skills if GCSE’s are not achieved
- Safe working
We’re committed to the safety of our patients and employees in the workplace. So you need to be able to take instructions, and to think and plan your work with safety as a priority.
Much of the information we deal with is confidential so you must be able to demonstrate a good understanding of the importance of confidentiality and adhere to the principles of data protection and security.
- Respect for others
Most of your working life will be spent working as part of a team. So you need to be considerate and respectful towards other people.
- Self-disciplined and motivated
You’ll need to be reliable and able to motivate yourself, while taking pride in delivering a high-quality service to our patients.
If you think you’ve got the qualities we’re looking for, get in touch and find out about starting your journey with SHS.
To join SHS as an apprentice, you’ll need to go through our recruitment process.
These are the main steps to becoming an SHS apprentice:
Search our full list of apprentice vacancies and apply online.
We’ll send you an email to let you know we’ve received your application, before reviewing it. We’ll let you know how your application is going, mainly by email.
If you’re shortlisted, you’ll be asked to complete a range of ability tests with the apprenticeship provider.
We’ll invite you for an interview if you pass the tests successfully.
- Offer of employment:
If you are successful at interview, we will send you an offer of employment.
Click here to see what apprenticeship vacancies we currently have available.