Apprentice Healthcare Assistant

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust


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Job overview

We are looking to appoint enthusiastic and well-motivated people to multiple Apprentice Health Care Assistant positions across Norfolk studying towards a nationally recognised Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship at Level 2 for a 14 month fixed term post. There is an opportunity for a person to develop knowledge, skills and behaviours within various inpatient and community clinical settings.

Main duties of the job

You will work within ward and community teams, working with patients with various needs providing direct patient care. Excellent communication skills and a supportive approach to team working within the various clinical settings are key. Demonstrating the ability to working within the Trust behavioural framework will be essential to the role.

You will have the ability to manage your own learning supported by the allocated supervisors, Clinical Education Team and Talent for Care team in order to gain new knowledge and skills to benefit them and the service. This is a great opportunity to learn while working in an area with patients with various care needs.

Good interpersonal skills are essential as well as the ability balance academic studies and the work in practice.

About us

NCH&C is proud to be the first standalone NHS community trust in the UK to achieve an Outstanding rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Our focus is on continually improving the quality of care we offer to local people and on improving access to that care, helping people to move seamlessly from one service to another. Praising NCH&Cs compassionate, inclusive and effective leadership at all levels, the CQC observed that our staff are well supported to make positive changes and innovations.

We welcome applications from people who share our values and can help us deliver outstanding care in our local community.

Job description

Job responsibilities

These are 14 months fixed term training positions where we have multiple positions across North, South, West and Norwich and a great opportunity for those wanting to start a career in the NHS. A guaranteed position as a Healthcare Assistant within the Trust will be offered subject to successful completion of the course and suitable conduct.

To apply we require a minimum of 4 GCSES at grade D/3, be aged 16 or over and have been resident in the UK/EU for the last three years as per Apprenticeship Rules.

Person Specification



  • Must be willing to complete the Care Certificate standards award within 3 months of commencement
  • Must be willing to undertake and successfully complete the Healthcare Support Worker L2 Apprentice award including the End Point Assessment within the 14-month fixed term contract



  • Able to communicate effectively using the English language
  • Willingness to develop IT and computer skills appropriate to the role
  • Ability to work well in a team
  • Ability to recognise own limitations
  • Ability to prioritise own workload
  • Evidence of team working abilities


  • Evidence of team working abilities
  • Evidence of team working abilities



  • Previous nursing / care assistant role
  • Previous nursing/care assistant role



  • Minimum 4 GCSEs
  • Aged 16 years and over
  • Resident in the UK/EU for last 3 years


  • Hold full and valid driving licence and have access to a vehicle to travel within Norfolk to attend college / clinical training sessions

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants.

Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust


Various locations across Norfolk



Employer's website

For help with your application, contact:

Georgia Rickman


Date posted

08 June 2021

Pay scheme



£161.25 a year


Fixed term


14 months

Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

Various locations across Norfolk



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