Apprenticeships

Why an apprenticeship at DHU Health Care?

An apprenticeship at DHU is a great opportunity to start a career with one of the regions best health care providers.

Working with Learning Unlimited we provide a positive and stable environment for you during the apprenticeship with on-the-job training to ensure you become a valued part of the workforce from day one.

Why be an Apprentice?

Apprentices work towards nationally recognised apprenticeships while earning a wage and gaining industry experience at the same time.

Apprenticeships are designed by employers and equip apprentices with the relevant knowledge and skills to prepare them for a successful career in their chosen area of work. They also gain valuable work experience and learn transferable skills that set them up for the future. 

With the option to study qualifications from Level 2 through to degree level, it has become a great alternative to university.

As part of DHU Health Care, you will be expected to adhere to our CARE values throughout your time with us.

If you are interested in joining one of our apprenticeships, please forward your name and contact details to DHU.HumanResources@DHUHealthCare.nhs.uk and we will get back to you should any opportunities arise.

"DHU is proud to support the Apprenticeships Scheme and we value the contribution our apprentices make within DHU. It’s great to see our new colleagues flourish and thrive within the workplace, growing in confidence as well as gaining new skills and experiences. Our apprentice programme within DHU has been very successful and the learning that DHU has taken from the Apprentices’ has helped shape organisational policy and procedure."

Apprenticeship Stories

Currently studying: Level 4 Business Administration

From a young age I knew I didn’t want to take the conventional route of going to university after completing my A levels. When everyone around me started looking in to universities, I however, started looking in to apprenticeships as an option. The opportunity to gain an accredited NVQ in Business Administration, along with working full time in a role that allows my professional development was a no brainer (and no debt!).

During my time in the 111 HR department, the experience and knowledge I have gained has been invaluable. I have been able to apply the theoretical knowledge I have learnt from completing my units to my role. I have learnt an incredible amount about myself and have developed key skills, such as: communication, time management and self-esteem.

Since completing my level 3 apprenticeship I have been given the amazing opportunity to continue in the 111 HR department as a level 4 apprentice. Although I am really enjoying my role in HR, eventually I would like to branch out into other departments and thus have a clearer plan for my future career goals.

Currently studying: Level 4 Business Administration

When I was coming to the end of my A-Level studies I quickly realised that I didn’t like the idea of going to university. To me, it seemed a lot of money to study a subject I wasn’t even sure I liked or would ultimately help me to get a good job in the future.

I was delighted to find this apprenticeship at DHU Health Care. I started in November 2017 and have really valued the experience of learning, working, earning money and being supported by wonderful colleagues. I would recommend apprenticeships to anyone wishing to learn, earn and gain invaluable experience all rolled into one!

Currently studying: Level 3 Business Administration

I have recently started my apprenticeship at DHU through learning unlimited. When I left college I had no idea what I wanted to do next! I wasn’t sure if University was for me so I decided to start looking for apprenticeships. I applied for a job via the GOV Website and found a Business Administration Apprenticeship. 

I had an interview with Learning Unlimited and they helped me find an apprenticeship that was right for me. I had left sixth form with a-levels in health and social so learning unlimited thought it would be perfect if my admin role could fit in to healthcare. I started at DHU in September and have loved it since I started! Learning unlimited made sure I settled in properly and if I had any problems I know I could go to them. It’s nice having full time work and knowing that the college will be there if ever needed.