NEW Career Pathway for 16-24 year-olds
Start a great career at Isle of Wight NHS Trust

A brand new 2–year programme designed to help YOU become an NHS hero

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Live, learn and work on the Isle of Wight.

If you’re aged 16-24, leaving school, or currently not working, you could start a rewarding career at the Isle of Wight NHS Trust.

Starting this September, our exciting new two-year education programme will help you begin and progress in one of approximately 150 different careers available in the NHS on the Island.

The programme starts with a six-month Traineeship where you will undertake placements in both Healthcare and Business Support services to gain a valuable insight into the roles and careers available.

Upon successful completion of the Traineeship, you will progress straight onto an 18-month Apprenticeship with Isle of Wight NHS Trust. Further career progression is then available right through to Degree Level.


  • Get moving quickly! It’s a much faster way into work than a traditional college course
  • Get hands-on experience in a number of roles across the Trust
  • Gain nationally-recognised qualifications
  • One-to-one support
  • Career coaching and progression advice & guidance
  • English, Maths and Digital Skills support if required
  • No tuition fees
  • £50/week training allowance available for the duration of the Traineeship.
  • On the Apprenticeship you will be paid a full NHS salary.

How does it work?

You’ll first observe a practitioner undertaking different activities to show the purpose and expected outcomes. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions related to the activity before being able to take an active role in undertaking this activity with full support yourself.

What will I be doing?

During your Traineeship placements, you will gain skills and knowledge in these two areas:

Healthcare Support

You will have the opportunity to be part of the Community Care and Mental Health services with time spent in a range of Primary and Community settings under the guidance of some of the most experienced Healthcare professionals on the Island.

  • Spend time in clinical areas to get a better understanding across the Trust
  • Support patients with meal times and with menu choices
  • Support with making appointments for the Day Care Centre, Inpatient Unit clinics and home visits
  • Support with personal care and ‘pampering’ – nails / hair etc. on the Inpatient Unit and Day Centre
  • Assist physio and occupational therapists to support treatment plans
  • Support the Housekeeping role on the Inpatient Unit
  • Learn to provide skin care and apply support hosiery
  • Undertake activity sessions alongside Age UK co-ordinators
  • Telephone survey to monitor quality of patient experience
  • Work with the Technology enabled care team to monitor patients health remotely, EG. Blood Pressure levels
  • Liaise with other services to access resources, care and equipment
  • Help to create information and resources for service users.

Business Support Services

You will gain an overview of administration, customer service and support across the Community and Mental Health divisions.

You will also undertake a range of general office duties including filing, laminating/photocopying, inputting data, archiving and record keeping, managing electronic diaries, book meetings, taking minutes of meetings.

In addition to these, you will have the chance to learn some more specific tasks including:

  • Learning more about running social media pages and updating web pages
  • Learn to co-ordinate ordering of equipment from Community Equipment Service, chasing/tracking order progress. Keeping a log/tracking of equipment, frames, crutches Etc. and delivering to wards as required
  • Learn about NHS Jobs and how to advertise and recruit
  • Learn to manage electronic diaries
  • Meet, greet and provide assistance to visitors

What comes next?

Following successful completion of your Traineeship, you will begin one of these Apprenticeships:


Your Apprenticeship is designed to take you to the next level of competence in your chosen career by giving you the new skills, knowledge and behaviours you’ll need to progress and succeed.

On your Apprenticeship some key things will change:

  • You’ll be a full-time member of staff with an official contract of employment.
  • You’ll earn a salary, along with holiday pay and other NHS benefits. The salary for year 1 of the Apprenticeship is £13,942, increasing for year 2 to £14,938 (correct as at May 2022. As per Band 2 Agenda for Change Annex 21).


The programme at a glance:

    • A 2-year training and work programme designed to give young people an entry path to a career within the NHS.
    • Range of rewarding careers on offer.
      Collaboration between HTP Apprenticeship College and Isle of Wight NHS Trust.
    • Programme comprised of a 6-month Traineeship, followed by an Apprenticeship for up to 18 months.
    • Nationally-recognised qualifications.
    • Expert support, advice and guidance throughout.
    • Maths, English and Digital Skills tuition and qualifications if required.

    Who is this programme for?

    The programme is designed for anyone aged 16–24 who is considering a career in either Healthcare or Business Support at the Isle of Wight NHS Trust across the Island. This new exciting course is a great alternative to 6th Form or College and will give you access to Higher Education qualifications in the future, such as a Degree Apprenticeship.

    Essential information:

    Training providers
    HTP Apprenticeship College and IW NHS Trust
    Entry Requirements
    No formal entry requirements
    Start Date
    September 2022
    Most of your time will be spent in the workplace, and HTP’s Riverbank Campus in Newport.
    Course Length
    24 months

    Ready to apply? Questions?

    Contact us and one of our Career Development advisors will be in touch.

    [email protected]

    01983 533926

    Ready to apply? Questions?

    Contact us and one of our Career Development advisors will be in touch.

    01983 533926 | [email protected]