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About our Scheme

At Northumbria Healthcare, young people are a key part of our organisation and we’re passionate about offering opportunities for them to join us and take their first steps on the road to a promising career with the right help and support.

We run one of the largest and most successful apprenticeship programmes in the NHS, and for more than 10 years apprentices have been an integral part of our workforce.

It’s part of our commitment to grow our own workforce and more than 95 per cent of our apprentices gain employment with the trust or wider NHS.

Apprentices work in a variety of different roles in hospitals, in the community and in office environments,  and help us to deliver first-class care to people in hospitals and in the community across Northumberland and North Tyneside.

We offer apprenticeship opportunities at level 2 and upwards, where apprentices will learn the knowledge and skills important to their role in the following areas: health and social care, business administration and estates and facilities.

If you are successful in being accepted onto our apprenticeship programmes we will provide you with full support and training. In return, we expect you to demonstrate your motivation, willingness to work, learn, and above all a caring and compassionate nature.

Every Northumbria Healthcare apprentice follows a detailed induction programme where you will learn about the trust and your role, providing high quality, patient-centred care – no matter which apprenticeship programme you are following.

During the programme, apprentices receive valuable on-the-job training, have access to a wide range of resources to help them develop and earn while they learn. On completion of the programme, apprentices will receive a formal qualification.

We also offer similar apprenticeship programmes to our existing staff.

For our apprenticeship opportunities contact 0191 203 1415 (option 1) or email

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