As a trust we use career pathways to give our apprentices a long-term outlook on the training they're completing. These have been provided to us by HASO. If you would like to explore any of these pathways or specific apprenticeships then please don't hesitate to get in touch with the staff development & apprenticeship team.
How to apply for an apprenticeship
External applicants: in order to complete an apprenticeship here at the royal, an apprenticeship position will need to be available. All our apprenticeships can be found via our job website which is regularly checked and updated. Please see link below:
Internal applicants: all existing staff members looking to complete an apprenticeship within the trust will need to contact the staff development and apprenticeship team for further information.
Apprenticeship Case Studies
Kayleigh- Registered Nurse
''A Nursing Associate programme became available so when I was given the chance to progress further in my career I jumped at the opportunity. I will be on the Nursing apprenticeship for 18 months to top up my Foundation Degree and it’s an exciting new chapter in my career development and I’m really looking forward to it.”
Hayley- Assistant Practitioner
''My Matron put me forward for the Assistant Practitioner Foundation degree programme which I completed on an apprenticeship. I was able to do this whilst I remained in my post and was paid my usual wage. I have been qualified for a year as a band 4 Assistant Practitioner and I have now enrolled on the Nursing Associate Degree.''
Cath- Assistant Practitioner
"I love the variation - there are so many aspects to look at - you can take that route or that route, there's a constant learning environment - I am always excited, there's always something new. And the people! You meet some wonderful people. Making people better and sending them home, and having that contact with them at that most vulnerable time of their life is - putting a smile on their face and seeing them get better. I'm going to get these two years out of the way and top up do my degree and become a staff nurse and we will see what the world holds!"
Emma- Registered Nursing Associate
“I’m under no illusions that it’ll be hard
work but I’ve always loved a challenge
and so pleased to be able to realise
my ambition whilst keeping the
work-life balance. I’m always prepared
to put in the work, the harder the work, the greater the rewards and I’m grateful for the opportunity.’’