Start your career with Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust

Join the NHS heroes and start your career the right way with a professional Apprenticeship.

Find out out more by chatting with our expert and super-friendly careers advisors at the HTP Portsmouth Campus near GunWharf Quays.

Start your career with one of these high quality Apprenticeships:

What’s so good about Apprenticeships?

By gaining valuable skills and knowledge, and getting a professional qualification under your belt, you’ll get the best start to your career, helping the NHS to operate at its best.
Unlike university, there no tuition fees – you’ll start earning and learning straight away. With experienced supervision, expert training, and all the support you need, you’ll soon become a capable, valued member of a highly professional team.

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

So I don’t 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 HTP is offering several professional qualifications to career starters. If you have any questions about any aspect of the training, please contact us.

Other questions?

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

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