Apprenticeship Week 2020

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Sign up for an apprenticeship with South Tees Hospitals and join one of the Tees Valley’s biggest employers.

We don’t just train doctors and nurses – we’ve got an apprenticeship for everyone, no matter what your age or educational background.

Students have a high success rate in securing permanent employment after completing our programmes.

Already employed at the trust?  Why not take your career to the next step with a higher level apprenticeship? We currently have more than 40 staff doing Masters level apprenticeships.

Contact 01642 854744 or widening.participation@nhs.net for more details or find out more by visiting the STRIVE website.

Don’t just take our word for it…

Apprentice Lucy

Lucy Duffy is training to be a nurse after completing a healthcare apprenticeship with the therapeutic care team at South Tees Hospitals.

“I’ve gained an extra qualification whilst working and earning. If I had gone straight from college to my nursing university course I would not have the experience I have now.”


Apprentice Sara

Sara Khan is profoundly deaf but that has not stopped her achieving a healthcare support services apprenticeship and securing a job as a ward clerk.

“I never thought I could work in a hospital. I could not believe it when I got my apprenticeship… They are all there for me: my communicators, the ward staff, everybody. I feel like I’m really part of a team.”


Apprentice Graham

Therapy assistant Graham Williamson is undertaking a foundation degree assistant practitioner apprenticeship to support and assist patients affected by cancer.

“You are never too old to do an apprenticeship. It took me a long time to work out what I wanted to do and this is just the start for me!”


Apprentice Tom

Tom Williams had no idea what he wanted to do when he left school but he knew college was not for him. He completed a healthcare support apprenticeship and is now working as a dental laboratory assistant at James Cook Hospital while training to be a dental technician.

“I did not expect a place like this to exist in a hospital. I can’t believe how lucky I am to still be enjoying what I’m doing after two years.”


Apprentice Sarah

Community therapy team lead Sarah Clifford is undertaking a Masters in advanced clinical practice, developing her skills at university one day a week.

“One day I learn about it and the next I’m putting it into practice.

“It’s never too late – you just have to think about what you want to develop!”