New video showcases hospital apprentices

Monday, 14 May 2018

It’s Learning at Work Week and today we are launching a video featuring some of our fantastic apprentices at North Bristol NHS Trust (NBT).

Funded by Health Education England, the video gives an insight into the different roles across the organisation where staff are ‘earning while they are learning’ on an apprenticeship programme.

The full film features some of our clinical and non-clinical apprentices working as healthcare support workers in maternity, renal and care of the elderly, business administration and healthcare science in our pathology laboratories.



More detailed interviews with each of the apprentices featured have also been filmed to enable people to find out more about specific apprenticeships – keep an eye on our social media this week as we will be releasing new ones each day.

We opened our apprenticeship centre in 2011 with the first graduates completing their apprenticeships in 2013. Since then more than 350 apprentices have graduated and there are currently another 350 members of staff on apprenticeships at NBT.

An apprenticeship gives staff the opportunity to train as they are working and gain a qualification, with their role supported with classroom-based learning, workplace mentors and a dedicated education support team.



At NBT apprenticeships are available in:

  • Customer Service
  • Business Administration
  • Healthcare Support Workers
  • Senior Healthcare Support Workers
  • Trainee Assistant Practitioners
  • Trainee Nursing Associates
  • Healthcare Science.

Apprenticeship Lead Delivery Manager for NBT, Leanne Shears, said: “Apprenticeships provide a great opportunity for people of all ages and backgrounds to gain on the job learning and training while gaining a qualification.

“We are proud of all our apprentices at North Bristol NHS Trust who play such an important role in supporting the care we provide to patients and wanted to show the public what an apprenticeship involves.

“Thank you to everyone who was involved in making these short films and to Health Education England for funding them.”



Laura Roberts, Regional Director (North), Health Education England and national lead on NHS apprentices, added: "We welcome the launch of this video and are pleased that we could support the initiative. Apprenticeships offer a huge opportunity for the NHS and are a great way for people with the right values and behaviours to learn new skills while being paid.

"As a large employer the NHS offers a wide range of apprenticeships - some 150 at present, with more roles being developed. Many apprenticeships involve direct patient care such as rehabilitation and clinical support services, while others provide career opportunities in business management and vocational trades. As this film shows, there is an unrivalled range of career opportunities.”