How to become an apprentice

Each healthcare employer recruits to apprenticeship vacancies individually.  This means that you cannot make an application for an apprenticeship via our website.

For each apprenticeship, the entry requirements are set by individual employers and training providers. Unfortunately, we are unable to give you individual advice about your circumstances and needs but you can check what the entry requirements are for each apprenticeship vacancy that you apply to. You should be able to find these details in the job advertisements, job descriptions or person specifications that the employers provide or in the training provider’s prospectus. Entry requirements include things like: your work experiences to date, the academic qualifications you hold or are working towards, international qualifications you have taken and your levels of English and maths.

Please visit the following websites for more information:

  • NHS Careers explains the different roles in the health sector and describes the career options available
  • NHS jobs lists current vacancies in the NHS.  You can sign up to receive alerts from the site using the term ‘apprenticeship’ and it will notify you every time one is advertised
  • The government’s Find an Apprenticeship site allows you to create an account and log in to be able to receive notifications about which apprenticeships are available and make applications
  • The Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers lists which training organisations offer each apprenticeship standard. You may find it helpful to contact the college or training provider directly to make enquiries about your chosen apprenticeship and find out what they can offer
  • A parent’s guide to apprenticeships gives a brief summary about the benefits and options available
  • The Government Get in Go Far website contains lots of useful information about becoming an apprentice including case studies, resources for employers, teachers and parents

Choose an Apprenticeship: Video resource produced by the National Skills Academy for Health. Supporting employers in the delivery of apprenticeship.