Managers needed for focus groups on NHS apprenticeships

NHS Employers | May 2018 |Managers needed for focus groups on NHS apprenticeships

NHS Employers are holding two focus groups for line managers with experience of recruiting, supporting and training apprentices, in particular, apprentices with disabilities and learning difficulties.


Focus group sessions:

  • Manchester city centre, Tuesday 5 June: 12pm – 2pm
  • Central London, Thursday 7 June: 6pm – 8pm
    (Hotel venues to be confirmed)

Attendees will receive £30 for participating.

They are also holding telephone interviews which can be arranged between  5 – 15 June, at a time convenient to you.

Participants will receive £20 for the telephone interview.

To take part

Please contact Charlotte Sykes, associate director, at DJS Research on or call 01663 767 857 by Wednesday 30 May.

All details from NHS Employers 


Integrated health and social care apprenticeship

NHS Employers has published details of a case study from Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust who working with social care partners, have developed an integrated apprenticeship designed to provide a broad understanding of the different roles and responsibilities that exist in both health and social care.

Piloted over a year, the aim of the programme was to support those wishing to pursue a career across a range of care organisations. Starting with a two week clinical induction, the apprentices went on to undertake two six month placements, offered in a community care setting and on a hospital ward.

By experiencing the different systems and cultures, the apprenticeship enabled the apprentices to gain both knowledge and transferable skills while keeping a person-centred approach to care at its heart.

New nursing degree apprenticeship

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt will announce new nursing degree apprenticeship, opening up a career in nursing to more people | Department of Health


The first apprentice nurses could be working on wards from September, and once established, up to 1,000 apprentice nurses could join the NHS each year.

Aspiring nurses will join the apprenticeship at different stages, depending on their qualifications and experience, and stay in work whilst learning. By offering staff who want to progress more flexibility, regardless of whether they are health care support workers or already working towards higher level qualifications, employers will be able to open up a career in nursing to people from all backgrounds.

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