Apprenticeships & Career Pathways

Team NNUH has a range of pathways and access into Healthcare roles. We work closely with schools and universities to highlight how amazing and rewarding a career with us can be.

An apprenticeship is the combination of practical learning and training in a job role alongside the study of a nationally recognised qualification, and since 2010, the Apprenticeship Programme at NNUH has offered a variety of personal development opportunities to new and existing staff.

There are now clear pathways that can be taken by studying an apprenticeship for both clinical and non-clinical positions. For example, we now offer the opportunity to start as an Apprentice Health Care Assistant, before moving onto the Nursing Associate Foundation Degree and Nursing Apprenticeship Degree, or starting as an Administrative Apprentice and progressing onto a Chartered Management Degree course.

An incredible 98% of our apprentices gain employment on completion of their apprenticeship, while 92% obtain a position at NNUH. 28% of the apprentices that have stayed with us in a substantive post have gone onto study further as they look to progress their careers.

To apply for a role as an apprentice at NNUH, you must be aged 16 or over, and have been a resident in the UK or EEA for the last three years. You must not be in any form of formal government-funded education, and must not have a Degree or Level 4 qualification or above in a similar subject.

All apprenticeships at the Trust will be advertised here, and are posted as soon as they become available.

Information for Schools

NNUH has an excellent working relationship with a large number of schools, including primary, secondary, colleges and sixth forms across Norfolk.

We attend many careers events throughout the year, ranging from traditional careers fairs with a stand, to hosting presentations about careers and apprenticeships in the NHS and NNUH, to informal talks and employability days.

We have an array of materials and information plus interactive educational models and activities that we utilise during each presentation, dependent on the relevant age group. We are also present at larger local events such as The Norfolk Skills Show, Norwich PRIDE and Norwich Science Festival.

For further information please contact Clare Fox, Career Facilitator.

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Work Experience

NNUH is committed to offering a variety of work experience programmes for a range of different ages, particularly for students in years 10-13.

Our aim is to help develop skills, confidence, awareness and an understanding of the world of work, along with the education of the 350+ different NHS careers which are available.

All work experience requests should be made through the Learning & Development team in order to be processed correctly, aside from Medical Placements for students in Years 12 and 13, who wish to pursue a career in medicine.

For further information please contact Clare Fox, Career Facilitator.

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The University of East Anglia

In 2002, our partnership with the University of East Anglia led to the Trust achieving teaching hospital status with the opening of the new Norwich Medical School. In 2003/4, the Trust made an investment of £3m to establish a joint Clinical Research and Trials Unit.

This investment in joint clinical and health sciences research has continued, and in 2009 the Trust Board approved a joint research strategy with University of East Anglia in which both parties committed significant investment to expand the number of clinical academic posts in Norwich and encourage greater involvement of the consultant staff in clinical research.

This was supplemented in 2011 with the appointment of a Joint Director of Research and Development and in 2012 with the establishment of a Joint Research Office.

In partnership with University of East Anglia, the Trust also supported research through the recent purchase of a new 3T MRI Scanner – this is currently one of the most advanced imaging magnets in the UK and among the first four of its kind in the world.  A new professor of MR physics has also been appointed in order to maximise its effectiveness.

In February 2015, the Bob Champion Research and Education Building opened on the Norwich Research Park. The £19m building is managed by UEA in partnership with NNUH and provides state of the art laboratories for our research teams to undertake world class research into prostate cancer, antibiotic resistance disease, musculoskeletal disease and gastrointestinal diseases.

The University of East Anglia is ranked among the top 1% of Higher Education institutions in the world. The University is a leading member of the Norwich Research Park, one of Europe’s biggest concentrations of researchers in the fields of environment, health and plant science.

The University offers a variety of Nursing degree courses through its School of Nursing, including Adult, Children’s, Mental Health, Midwifery and Learning Disabilities, as well as Paramedic and Operating Department Practice courses.

You can discover more about these careers and more here.

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