National Apprenticeship Week 2023 - HEE flies the flag for NHS apprenticeships

Health Education England has been marking National Apprenticeship Week by highlighting the wide range of careers and resources it helps offer to would-be NHS staff.

Since the introduction of apprenticeship reforms HEE has supported more than 114,000 apprenticeship starts in the NHS spanning more than a hundred different professions.

The top five apprenticeship standards with the most starts in 2021-2022 were:-

  1. Nursing Associate;
  2. Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship;
  3. Senior Healthcare Support Worker;
  4. Associate Ambulance Practitioner;
  5. Healthcare Support Worker.

Jane Hadfield,  HEE’s National Lead – Talent for Care, said: “There can be few arenas in the workplace that offer as many career possibilities as the NHS does.

“The theme of this year’s National Apprenticeship Week is ‘skills for life’, and that’s exactly what we offer to each and every one of our apprentices.”

National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) is an annual week-long celebration of apprenticeships and an opportunity to shine a light on the amazing work being done by NHS employers and apprentices across the country.

HEE’s activities for NAW are being co-ordinated by the NHS Health Careers and Talent for Care teams. Anyone interested in an NHS apprenticeship can read more about the range on offer and find live vacancies here:-

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