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How do apprenticeships work?

Apprenticeships combine practical training within a job alongside study.

As an apprentice you will:

  • be an employee earning a wage and getting holiday pay
  • work alongside experienced staff
  • gain job-specific skills
  • time for training and study related to your role (at least 20% of your normal working hours)

Apprenticeships take 1 - 5 years to complete depending on the level. To find out more visit  

DREEAM promote apprenticeships as a talent management opportunity, to enable us to grow our own staff with the knowledge and skills needed to deliver the best service. You will see many examples below of those who have started their career in DREEAM and came to us as an apprentice or completed an apprenticeship while working full time in DREEAM or the Emergency Department.

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How do I become an Apprentice?

At NUH we are lucky to have our own Widening Participation Team (WP), if you are interested in finding the right apprenticeship, please email and visit NUH website or nationally visit  

On the NUH website the WP Team advertise all our opportunities for two weeks throughout the year as vacancies become available. Our Apprenticeship programmes are suitable for school leavers and anyone new to the NHS.

DREEAM are so passionate about having apprentices, we have our own Apprentice Ambassador – Gemma Barrett

If you have any queries about how to find the right apprenticeship for you at NUH, please contact our central Apprenticeship team:

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Find out more about the apprentices grown by DREEAM...

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