Health and Social Care apprenticeships aren’t quite like attending college or university. You’ll be studying, but you’ll also be working and getting paid! You will have responsibilities working as part of a team in a great organisation and you’ll develop new skills. Your team will be there to support you as you continue to learn and grow.
Apprenticeships provide routes into many Health and Social Care careers and are an excellent opportunity to not only earn and gain experience, but also achieve nationally recognised qualifications at the same time.
What are the benefits?
While studying for a qualification you’ll be earning a wage - rates vary between organisations.
By the end of your apprenticeship you will have an accredited qualification such as a BTEC.
Chance of permanent position
Some employers will guarantee a paid position when you complete your apprenticeship, others may offer interviews for positions. You’ll also make connections in the organisation and they may contact you for future openings.
Attractive to employers
A candidate who has already worked in a department or organisation and has experienced practical elements of a role can be more attractive to recruitment managers than someone with no experience.
How to apply
Health and Social Care apprenticeships are listed on the GMACS website. Discover different roles, get application hints and tips, and apply for vacancies.
Applying for a role in the Health and Social care sector can be quite different to other employers’ application processes, so it can be useful to know how our system works. If you are new to NHS Jobs then this handy guide will explain exactly how the site works.
Some Health and Social Care organisations may list their vacancies through training providers or other organisations working in primary care, such as GP surgeries. Find out more about the primary care sector in this section of the hub.
Apprenticeships Near You
The number of Health and Social Care apprenticeships in Greater Manchester is growing by the day. There are descriptions of each role on the GMACS website as well as FAQs and real apprentices’ stories.