Apprenticeships at UHP

Apprenticeships at UHP

An apprenticeship is a genuine job with an accompanying skills development programme. Through your apprenticeship you will gain the technical knowledge, practical experience and wider skills you need for your immediate job and future career. You will gain this through a wide mix of learning in the workplace, formal off-the job training and the opportunity to practise new skills in a real work environment. An apprenticeship will give you the skills you need to get a better job and move into a career.

You will be working, usually full time, in your job role. The qualification training will be done mainly at the workplace, with the off-the-job training accounting for at least 20% of your employed time. An assessor will regularly visit you at work to observe you performing relevant tasks and to carry out professional discussions. You will receive a login to an online portfolio and complete a variety of learning modules. English, Maths and ICT will need to be completed prior to completion, if you have not already achieved them at GCSE grade C / level 4 or above.

All apprenticeship jobs are advertised on

If you have any questions on apprenticeships within UHP, please contact the apprenticeship via email or phone (4)32867 


University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust is committed to providing opportunities start a career in the healthcare industry, and to develop the skills of our workforce to enable them to progress along their chosen career pathway. We use an extensive range of apprenticeship standards in order to do this, across the whole organisation, in both clinical and non-clinical disciplines. Our Public Sector Apprenticeship figures demonstrate this, showing that we are exceeding the target of 2.3% of our workforce, and continuing to increase both apprentice numbers and programmes

Reporting Period - 01st April 19 to 31st March 20 

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust 


Number of employees who work in England 

Number of employees who were working in England on 31st March 2019 


Number of employees who were working in England on 31st March 2020 


Number of new employees who started working for you in England between 1 April 2019 to 31st March 2020 



Number of apprentices who work in England
Number of apprentices who were working in England on 31st March 2019 270
Number of apprentices who were working in England on 31st March 2020  312
Number of new apprentices in England between 1 April 2019 - 31 March 2020 (includes both new hires and existing employees who started an apprenticeship)  289


Reporting percentages 
Percentage of apprenticeships starts (both new hires and existing employees who started an apprenticeship) as a proportion of employment starts between 01 April 2019 to 31st March 2020  13.11%
Percentage of total headcount were apprentices on 31 March 2020  3.61%
Percentage of apprenticeship starts (both new hires and existing employees who started an apprenticeship) between 1 April 2019 to 31 March 20 as a proportion of total headcount on 31 March 2019  3.89%


Business Admin Apprenticeship FAQ's 

How long does the apprenticeship programme take?

At least 12 months – this depends on the individual learner.

How is the apprenticeship delivered?

Through face-to-face and distance sessions. Apprentices will also be supported by their assessors.

What happens if I don't have an English or Maths GCSE?

No need to worry – your training provider will support you through Functional Skills.

What does the apprenticeship programme include?

  • Workbooks and resources to support you through your workbooks
  • Practical observations
  • 24-hour electronic access to course content and learning resources
  • Additional learning support
  • Q&A sessions

Can my team do an apprenticeship if they are part-time?

Employment must be for at least 30 hours per week. In most cases, if they cannot work 30 hours per week, the apprenticeship duration will be extended accordingly.

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Apprenticeship Enquiries

For all enquiries please email

Leah - OD Facilitator/Apprenticeship Lead

Emma  - L&OD Co-ordinator (Apprenticeships) 

Roxana - L&OD Co-ordinator (Care Certificate)

Ruth - L&OD Support Assistant  (Apprenticeships)

Apprenticeship Vacancies

To view current apprenticeship vacancies please visit and search for "apprentice" in "plymouth"