We recognise the importance of bringing new talent into our workforce.  For newly recruited apprentices our award winning scheme provides first class standard training and development programme for roles within healthcare support services, administration, customer services, estates, laboratories and IT.

We offer a flexible supportive programme, enabling enrolment at any time of the year to suit both the applicant and recruiting team.  Externally recruited apprentices have the opportunity to earn, learn and achieve nationally recognised qualifications, whilst gaining professional skills, secure a job role and gain a route into a variety of careers and training opportunities.  We have worked with staff to develop a clear vision and set of values that we all share, based on mutual respect, openness and accountability.

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Work Experience

At University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust we can offer a Work Experience/Observation week to Year 10 & 11 students, interested in working within the NHS. We have a variety of roles that could be shadowed/observed including; Administration, Healthcare Assistants, Scientists, Finance, Allied Health Professionals (e.g. Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Pharmacists and many more). We want to be able to show you a range of different roles throughout your week— you may be able to observe a Physiotherapist in clinic or have a talk from a Scientist about the role they do for our patients. You may want to understand the journey of a patient while they are staying in hospital, through to their surgery and recovery.

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