Within Northamptonshire, our apprenticeship programmes include the following partner organisations and services:

  • Adult social care
  • General practice
  • Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust
  • Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  • St Andrew’s Healthcare

An apprenticeship offers you the opportunity to learn practical skills and to become part of our talented, passionate team of people committed to providing the best care and treatment to our patients. Our successful apprenticeship programmes lead to nationally recognised qualifications and are a stepping stone into your chosen career. We offer apprenticeships across all of the above organisations and services covering many different roles from administrative roles; supporting clinical staff; healthcare pharmacy and many more.

The Benefits of an NHS Apprenticeship


Apprenticeships of the Month – May

Trainee Healthcare Assistant - 13 Month Fixed Term Contract 

Department:Trust wide
Location:Kettering General Hospital, Kettering
Salary:£3.90 an hour

About the Role:

We are really excited to be offering a fantastic opportunity for new staff to step in to the NHS as a Health Care Apprentice. This is open to anybody of any age who wishes to commence a career in health. This opportunity has the potential to lead you to achieving a nursing registration if this is your dream.

Kettering General Hospital is offering a number of positions for those who can demonstrate that they have a strong commitment to learning, and can demonstrate that they have a caring and compassionate approach in supporting others. In addition, you will be required to exhibit excellent communication skills both verbally and written, and the ability to act with professionalism at all times.

You will develop new skills and knowledge whilst working with an established team gaining valuable work experience and a recognised level 2 apprenticeship qualification in Health. The apprentice pathway allows you to study whilst earning and with all your course costs supported.

If you share our passion for providing the best possible care to our patients and their relatives, and want to work in a team which consistently strives to achieve this excellence then we would like to hear from you. The successful candidates will be highly motivated, enthusiastic with a passion to learn and develop.

To learn more, and/or apply, click here.

Apprentice Healthcare Science Practitioner in Radiotherapy - 3 Year Apprenticeship

Department:Radiotherapy Physics
Location:Northampton general Hospital, Northampton
Salary:Band 5 Annex 21- £18,067

About the Role:

We are looking to appoint an apprentice clinical technologist to join our Radiotherapy Physics team in Northampton. The role provides a flexible mix of treatment planning, brachytherapy, quality control, research and development. You will work towards registration as a clinical technologist, by undertaking an apprenticeship in Healthcare Science (Radiotherapy Physics).

The post-holder will participate in a three year, structured apprenticeship programme that meets the criteria for registration as a Healthcare Science Practitioner on the Academy of Healthcare Science (AHCS) register. The post will focus on a wide range of aspects of the work in Radiotherapy Physics. The trainee will be expected to attend the accredited, part-time degree course in Healthcare Science at the University of Cumbria; and undertaking work based learning in the Radiotherapy Physics department in Northampton General Hospital.

The Radiotherapy department at Northampton has just completed a full equipment replacement program – with 3 Truebeams, each with ExacTrac imaging and 6D couches, in clinical use. There is a replacement wide bore CT, fully networked and integrated planning with Eclipse, as well as HDR and seed brachytherapy.

To learn more, and/or apply, click here.


Apprentice Success Stories

Michelle Simpson: "I always wanted to train to be a nurse - now I can."

Michelle Simpson from Kettering had always dreamed of being a nurse. She started an adult nursing degree at University but had to give it up for financial reasons.

Now, through an innovative apprenticeship scheme, Michelle is finally fulfilling her career ambitions.  Michelle is a Trainee Nursing Associate at Kettering General Hospital through a new apprentice scheme run by Northamptonshire Health and Care Partnership (NHCP); a group of leading health and care providers in the county, committed to offering apprenticeships and growing their talent pipeline.

Courtney's Story: "There is no Typical Day - Every Day is Different"

An apprenticeship helped Courtney Major switch careers without losing her income.

Courtney’s career started in the hair and beauty industry – but she found herself enjoying the small admin tasks that came as part of the role.  A PMO Admin Apprenticeship helped her learn the skills she needed to re-start her career whilst earning an income.

Megan's Story: Apprenticeship led to Awards Success!

Megan O’Connell is an Estates Administrator at St Andrew’s Healthcare and recently won the ‘Apprentice of the Year’ award and ‘Values Award’, at the recent Apprenticeships Awards hosted by Northamptonshire Health and Care Partnership.  She shares her story.

Ellie Boon: "Apprentices bring so much to the team."

Ellie Boon is a Transformation Manager, and manages apprentices as part of her role.  Ellie discusses the benefits of developing apprentices, sharing her helpful insights into the groundbreaking NHS apprenticeship programme in Northamptonshire.

5 Reasons to apply for an NHS Apprenticeship in Northamptonshire

An NHS apprenticeship in Northamptonshire is a great opportunity.  You can:

  1. Develop your self confidence in a positive working environment.
  2. Gaining valuable work experience working alongside skilled colleagues.
  3. Our apprenticeships cover a wide range of careers – there is a role for everyone with the right skills and values.
  4. You will earn while you learn.
  5. You will enjoy one of the most competitive and flexible benefits packages offered by any employer in the UK.

“Apprenticeships are in fact open to people of all ages and can provide an excellent learning and development opportunity for current staff, so they can progress into senior roles or even change career direction.”

“Apprenticeships have an important role to play in helping us attract new talent into our workforce and in enabling individuals to learn new knowledge combined with practical skills, whilst at the same time getting paid”