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Our apprenticeships

We received the Queen’s Award in 2020

We recognise the importance of bringing new talent into our workforce and offer a variety of apprenticeships, including healthcare, administration, customer services, marketing, estates and facilities and IT.

Apprenticeships with us

There are many benefits to becoming an apprentice with us, including:

  • Developing your skills and knowledge directly relevant to your role
  • Completing nationally recognised qualifications
  • ‘Earn while you learn’ which helps you avoid student debt

We offer a flexible programme, allowing you to enrol at any time of the year to suit both you and the recruiting team. 

How to join our apprenticeship

Our apprenticeships are open to current staff across the trust at all levels who are looking to progress their careers. The most common pathway for anyone looking to enter an apprenticeship is to join us as a Healthcare Support Worker, before expressing their interest in an apprenticeship.

Our Apprentice Opportunities

A variety of our services and departments have pledged their support to the Apprenticeship Programme.

In the past, our apprentices have completed courses in the following professions:

  • Healthcare Support Worker
  • Pharmacy
  • Nursing Associate
  • Registered Nurse
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Dietitian
  • Physiotherapy
  • Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner
  • District Nurse
  • Early Years
  • Customer Service
  • HR

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Contact us if you have any questions about becoming an apprentice with us.

Email apprenticeships@berkshire.nhs.uk 

Our success stories

Laura Leggett - Berkshire Healthcare apprentice

Laura's story

Laura is one of our healthcare assistants, based within a community nursing team in Thatcham, West Berkshire.

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Matthew's story

Mathew is an Occupational Therapy Technical Instructor, working at Prospect Park Hospital in Reading.

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Becca’s story

Becca is in our Learning and Development team in Bracknell. She's a year into a 15-month, Level 3 apprenticeship in Business Administration.

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Andrea's story

Andrea, our IT support desk apprentice, joined us after finishing school.

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Anita's story

Anita was working for us as an admin lead for around 6 months when she saw the Level 3 Leadership and Management apprenticeship advertised.

Read Anita's st...