Healthcare apprenticeships available in Coventry and Rugby

UHCW Healthcare Apprenticeships in CoventryOne of Coventry and Warwickshire’s largest employers is looking to recruit the next generation of healthcare professionals through its apprenticeship scheme.

The training programme at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust is now taking applications from those who wish to start a career as a Healthcare Support Worker.

The 12 month work-based training programme starts in September and will see apprentices learn the wide range of skills needed to care for sick patients in hospital.

Their learning will be supported by the Trust through day release, allowing the apprentices to study for a formal qualification at the same time as working. At the end of their training the apprenticeship will transition into a permanent role at the Trust.

The Trust has around 20 apprenticeship positions available at University Hospital in Coventry and the Hospital of St Cross in Rugby.

Ellie Kettell, who is eight months into her Healthcare Support Worker apprenticeship at UHCW, said: “I’m really pleased I decided to apply for an apprenticeship at UHCW. I’ve learnt so much already and it’s reassuring to know that when I complete my training there will be a job waiting for me.”

Marilyn Chadwick, Apprenticeship Advisor, said: “We’re looking for compassionate and hard-working people, who want to make a difference by caring for local people in our hospitals.

“They’ll receive world-class training and support to develop their skills and competencies over the 12 month programme.”

The Trust also regularly offers a 15 month Business and Administration apprenticeship across a wide range of departments.

Anybody interested in an apprenticeship at UHCW should contact Marilyn Chadwick, Apprenticeship Advisor, for more information at

Please click here to apply via the NHS Jobs website.

Photo caption: Marilyn Chadwick (Apprenticeship Advisor), Beckie McLean, (Heathcare Apprentice), Ellie Kettell (Healthcare Apprentice), Elyse Ross (Healthcare Apprentice) and Debbie Hewitt (Learning and Development Officer).

UHCW Apprenticeships are open to anybody over 16 years old, who doesn’t have an existing Level Four (Higher Education Certificate) based qualification.

The scheme is delivered in partnership with Midlands Training and Development.

In February, UHCW NHS Trust was recently named as one of the best NHS organisations in the country to work according to a national survey. 93% of the staff surveyed said that they felt their work made a difference to patients. Staff also said they would recommend the Trust as a place to work or be treated, and praised the training and support they received.