Career development for Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust staff

Take your career to the next level with a professional Apprenticeship qualification

By learning valuable new skills and knowledge, and a professional qualification under your belt, you could really progress your career. Apprenticeships have changed, no longer just for young career-starters, Apprenticeships are a viable way for staff at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust to progress your career.

What exactly is an Apprenticeship?

An Apprenticeship is a way to combine work, training and study, letting you ‘earn while you learn’.
Taking from 12 to 24 months (depending on the level), it is comprised of:

  • A nationally recognised Apprenticeship Standard, some of which include specific vocational qualifications.
  • Functional Skills – maths and English (if required)

Several levels of Apprenticeships are available, depending on your existing skills and qualifications: Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2), Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3) and Higher Apprenticeship (Level 4 or above – up to Degree level and beyond).

>> General information about Apprenticeships

Will I have to pay for it, like a student loan?

No, there are no student fees – your training costs are paid by the Trust.

Do I have to go to college, like day-release?

Not necessarily. Unlike with many other Apprenticeship providers, our highly qualified and industry competent Training Consultants come to the workplace or teach online the required skills and knowledge for the Apprenticeship, which contributes towards the 20% Off-the-Job Training requirement.  We run regular drop-in sessions too at the Trust, where you can get additional help and support or meet other learners. You also have access to HTP Apprenticeship College’s high quality online resources, and you (and your manager) will be fully supported at all times.

Off-Job Training (OJT) is an essential and valuable part of all Apprenticeships, providing new skills and knowledge. Off-Job Training activities can include:

  • Being taught how to do something new,
  • Undertake e-learning,
  • Mentoring / Shadowing,
  • Working towards the knowledge requirements of the Apprenticeship such as assignment writing,
  • Industry visits / Lectures.

Our job is to plan and monitor the number of required OJT hours.

Why train with HTP Apprenticeship College?

HTP Apprenticeship College is one of the leading training providers in the country and is recognised by Ofsted as ‘Good’. Our Apprenticeship success rates are well above national averages. In addition, flexibility is key to our success – tailored Off-Job Training will be given either in the workplace or at our Portsmouth Campus situated near GunWharf Quays.

What qualifications are available?

Through our partnership with Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust we are offering a wide range of professional qualifications, in many sectors. If you have any questions about any aspect of the training, please contact us.

Boost your career with our high quality Apprenticeships:

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust – in partnership with HTP Apprenticeship College – has recruited new apprentices and utilised Apprenticeship training for the Trust since 2011.

Science Services Apprentice

Sandra Valence – Healthcare Science Assistant Level 2 apprentice.

See what Portsmouth NHS staff think of training with HTP.

“It’s amazing how much I’ve learnt on my Apprenticeship.  When I first started I was really shy but now I’m so much more confident, it’s amazing!”

Chloe Richardson

Business Administration Level 3 Apprentice, Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust

“Working with HTP has made Apprenticeship training and recruiment very easy.  We have been working with HTP for more than seven years and the partnership has gone from strength to strength which continues to bring high levels of success.”

Lynn Hansell

Head of Business Management Education, Portsmouth Hospitals UNIVERSITY NHS Trust

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