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Work Experience & Apprenticeships


Apprenticeships combine work, practical training and study. At the RUH, our apprentices earn an apprenticeship wage working alongside experienced colleagues, gaining job-specific skills and knowledge, while working towards industry-specific apprenticeship standards.

All our apprenticeship opportunities are advertised on - why not set up an account now and create an email alert, so you know when an RUH apprenticeship is advertised.

Apprenticeships are available at different levels and take between 1 and 4 years to complete, depending on the level. Any previous skills and experience that are relevant to the apprenticeship standards are assessed and may result in the apprenticeship being shortened. The minimum period for an apprenticeship is 12 months.

All apprentices complete an end point assessment, which is graded, to confirm that the job skills and competencies have been achieved. We support all our apprentices towards the end of their training to access further development opportunities and jobs within the RUH.

Types of apprenticeship

Name Level Equivalent educational level
Intermediate 2 GCSE
Advanced 3 A level
Higher 4, 5, 6 and 7 Foundation degree and above
Degree 6 and 7 Bachelor's or master's degree

What apprenticeships are available at the RUH?

Here at the RUH, we offer a wide range of apprenticeships - for example Customer Service, Business Admin, Finance, Health and Care Support, Healthcare Science and Engineering. To find out what it's like to complete an RUH apprenticeship, watch our apprentice stories below.

RUH Apprenticeship Story

Meet Our Apprentices


Level 3, Business Admin Apprentice

"My advice for anyone considering an RUH apprenticeship is to go for it. Everyone is there to support you and you can do it."


Level 3, Engineering Technician Apprentice

"There is something different to do every day. Being able to work in an environment where you are using what you learn helps a lot."


Level 3, Business Admin Apprentice

"It's very rewarding here and I feel like I make a difference."


Level 5, Healthcare Assistant Practitioner Apprentice

"My manager has been very supportive and the support I get from my colleagues is brilliant."


Level 4, Business Admin Apprentice

"I wanted to do an apprenticeship to access university. I'm now doing a degree - it's really developed me as a person."

Supporting Our Apprentices


Deputy Head of Nursing for Surgery & Senior Matron for Critical Care

"Apprenticeships allow us to nurture and grow our own staff. Our apprentices are hungry to learn and want to develop."

Who can complete an RUH Apprenticeship?

You need to be aged 16 years or over to apply for an apprenticeship at the RUH. Our apprenticeships are a great first step into employment at the RUH, but can also be a way for existing staff to develop additional knowledge and work-based skills.

Below are examples of career pathways you can access through apprenticeships:

How can I find out more

If you are looking for an RUH apprenticeship, you can:

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If you are already a staff member at the RUH thinking about an apprenticeship as part of a career development pathway, speak in the first instance to your manager to seek support, and then contact the Widening Participation Team in the Education Centre.

Contact us

The Widening Participation Team in the Education Centre supports apprenticeships and traineeships within the hospital.

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