What is Apprentices into Health?
Simply put, Apprentices into Health is an initiative commissioned by Health Education England to expand the digital workforce within the NHS through entry-level apprenticeships.
The NHS has been helping people for over 70 years and has had to adapt over time as the world has evolved. With the digital boom created by the pandemic, the NHS is transforming once again as digital technologies and communications enhance the services it provides. To ensure the NHS can support and continue to develop digital services, it needs new recruits who are passionate about data, digital and technology. That’s where Apprentices into Health comes in.
The NHS Digital Apprenticeship Pilot offers employers a range of entry level, digital apprenticeships to meet the varied demands across health and social care, along with the support they need to implement them.
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What do I get out of it as a learner?
Earn a wage, gain experience and leave the tuition fees behind.
As a NHS Digital Apprentice, you will be able to develop your skills in the workplace, whilst also receiving time to study for a digital apprenticeship qualification, with options all the way up to degree level. You will also benefit from earning a wage without having to pay any university tuition fees.
Benefits to employers
Recruiting digital apprentices that spend 80% of their time at work and 20% studying for an up to degree level award is a cost-effective investment that brings new and innovative talent into the NHS.
Apprentices into Health is supporting employers by offering access to a pipeline of digital talent, through a tailored pre-apprenticeship programme and a recruitment service. We also provide recommendations on which digital apprenticeship standards are right for your organisation and how best to implement them.
Apprentices into Health can provide benefits like:
- Early access to a large pool of work ready digital skills and talent
- New talent enables senior staff to focus on advanced critical projects
- On-the-job learning with up to degree level studies bring critical thinking and digital innovation into the NHS
- Our pre-selection programme ensures candidates are work ready, aware of NHS values and have entry level digital skills
Exclusively for employers: Join our webinar to find out more about the support offered by Apprentices into Health and the benefits that taking on an apprentice can provide.