This is the place where we develop and grow our staff into maximising your potential, advancing in your role, and achieving relevant qualifications. 

Train | Retain | Achieve

Apprenticeships stretch and challenge your knowledge, skills and behaviours that are intrinsic to supporting our patients and staff here at the Northern Care Alliance  

Apprenticeships are training standards which will give you a chance to work towards a qualification while you work. They help you gain the skills and knowledge you need to succeed and there’s lots of potential for you to progress and develop in your chosen career. 

There are countless opportunities with Apprenticeships ranging from Level 2 (GCSE) – Level 7 (Masters) across every area of the NHS

All apprentices must: 

  1. Be aged 16+
  2. Be in a job role with the NCA that enables them to gain the knowledge, skills and behaviours they need to achieve their apprenticeship
  3. Be paid for the time they are in work and in off-the-job training
  4. Be given a contract of employment that is at least long enough to allow them to complete their apprenticeship successfully
  5. Get time for training or study during their working week (at least at average of 6 hours per week of their normal working hours for full time apprentices)

In addition, Apprenticeships may have specific eligibility criteria depending on the programme / level

Apprenticeship roles will be advertised on the NCA website under the vacancy section or can be used for professional developed within an existing NCA job.


Hear from our Apprentices:

Would you recomend an apprenticeship? If so, why?

Definitely as I have completeed 2 already, you learn so much knowledge, and skills during an apprenticeship which can benefit you massively for your future and career. it's really enjoyable putting all you've learnt into practice and reflecting on how much you've achieved since commencing an apprenticeship.

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Why did you chose to take an apprenticeship?

I choose to take the apprenticehsip as I have always wanted to do nursing but could never afford to go down the full-time university route. The apprenticeship works well for me and adapts around my home and work life balance.

Three things I enjoy the most:

- Putting what I learn into practice

- Experiencing new areas of work

- The support I get form the team

Would you recommend an apprenticeship? If so, why?

I would recommend this apprenticeship for people who like to work and be on the go in the workplace. For me, the most enjoyable avtivity has been working outside of my field and seeing other areas of healthcare.

What do you plan to do once you have completed your apprencitceship scheme?

Once I have completed the scheme my aim is to work within the palliative care team as this is a big goal of mine and something I have always wanted to do.

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Our most popular apprenticeships are: 

  • Healthcare Support Worker 
  • Senior Healthcare Support Worker 
  • Customer Service Practitioner 
  • Business Administrator 
  • Team Leader 
  • Assistant Accountant 
  • Pharmacy 
  • Trainee Nurse Associate 
  • Chartered Manager 
  • Senior Leader Master’s Degree 


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