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Ignite your development through an apprenticeship


There’s never been a better time to join our organisation. As our apprenticeship scheme is expanding, you can be at the forefront of this exciting opportunity.

At NHSBT we believe in growing our own workforce by helping people develop. Sarah OShea.png
Sarah O'Shea

Apprenticeship Co-ordinator

Ignite your development through an apprenticeship

There’s never been a better time to join our organisation. As our apprenticeship scheme is expanding, you can be at the forefront of this exciting opportunity. We believe in growing our own workforce by helping people develop. Through our programmes, we’re improving the long-term career prospects of our apprentices, giving them a head-start on forging a fantastic career. We believe in nurturing talent, which is why our apprenticeship scheme is so crucial to our future.

Apprenticeships are a great opportunity for absolutely everyone. Whilst we really want to hear from any 16 to 18-year-old school leavers who are at the beginning of their career, we also want to hear from those who are looking for a change in direction and want to do something entirely different, and rewarding, with their careers.

Apprenticeships offer you the opportunity to obtain a nationally recognised programme. You get valuable hands on experience working whilst you learn, helping you to progress in your working life. You will be treated like all other employees with a contract of employment, salary and NHS employment benefits such as a generous holiday allowance.

A spotlight from an apprentice..

Emma Sims began her career with NHSBT as a Logistics apprentice before successfully securing a permanent role as a Warehouse Operative and progressing onto the Level 3 Logistics Operative programme.

Emma says "the best aspect of my apprenticeship has been the opportunity to learn whilst working. I feel most comfortable learning outside of the classroom, gaining hands on skills by learning on the job and gaining knowledge whilst doing this.

"I have loved the additional opportunities I have been given during the programme such as attending events and contributing to an awards ceremony.

"My job role and apprenticeship worked hand in hand, and I use the knowledge gained to inform work based decisions.

Completing my apprenticeship enabled me to become permanently employed and in the future I would love to complete another apprenticeship."

Emma Sims - Logistics apprentice

What her manager says...

Emma’s manager, Stephen Rogers - Operations Manager, reflects on his experience of taking on an apprentice in his department and seeing the benefits it has made.

"Emma was originally taken on as an apprentice in a joint role between Transport and Warehousing. She continues to underpin her knowledge of inbound and outbound supply chain principles, through her Level 3 Logistics Operative programme.

"I believe the time invested by myself and all work colleagues at Emerald Park through Emma’s development has resulted in a great acquisition for our local team and NHSBT. I think it’s important we recognise contribution, celebrate success and promote continuing development to bring the best out of our people which is why we have decided to take on another apprentice in the department."

Apprenticeships are a fantastic opportunity to improve your long-term career prospects.