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 O'Shea

Apprenticeship Co-ordinator

Build your career through an apprenticeship

There’s never been a better time to join our organisation. As our apprenticeship scheme is expanding, and 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. Whether you are at the early stage of your career, wanting to expand on your skills and experience, or if you want a change in direction and want to do something entirely different, apprenticeships provide you with a rewarding hands-on opportunity to enhance your career. See our Apprenticeship Information Poster to find out if an apprenticeship is the right path for you.

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 salary and NHS employment benefits such as a generous holiday allowance and access to a portfolio of internal development support. Find out if an apprenticeship is the right path for you

A spotlight from an apprentice...

Emma Sims has gone from strength to strength since beginning her career with NHSBT in 2017 as a Logistics Apprentice studying the Level 2 Logistics apprenticeship programme.

Since then, Emma successfully secured a permanent role as a Warehouse Operative and began undertaking the Level 3 Logistics Operative programme to continue to develop her knowledge and skills.

In 2019 Emma further advanced her career and became a Transport Coordinator and after completion of her Level 3 apprenticeship, began to develop her management skills by progressing on to the Level 4 Management programme.

When asked about her apprenticeship experience with NHSBT, Emma explained "the best aspect of my apprenticeship journey 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 development opportunities I have been given, which have helped me to progress onto a management apprenticeship, helping me with my future career. The apprenticeship has enabled me to learn many different management and leadership styles.

My job role and apprenticeships have worked hand in hand, and I use the knowledge gained to inform work-based decisions.”

Emma Sims - Logistics apprentice

What Emma's manager says...

Emma’s manager, Mark Hand – Transport and Logistics Manager, reflects on his experience of taking on an apprentice in his department and seeing the benefits it has made.

“Emma has now been in her new permanent position as Transport Coordinator since April 2019. After gaining valuable experience in Warehouse Operations she has spent the last two years gaining front line knowledge in the full range of Transportation and Logistics. She is also continuing to underpin this and after the completion of her Level 3 Logistics Operative programme has now progressed onto the Level 4 Diploma in Management.

Emma has gained knowledge and experience of Transport Operations at an incredible pace and often challenges the norm and provides alternatives and solutions. This is testament to the success of the apprenticeship programme and one that I am sure will continue to pay dividends well into the future.”

 

 

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