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Apprenticeships

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Welcome to County Durham and Darlington NHS Trust Apprenticeship page. As a trust we offer apprenticeships to both newly recruited, and existing members of staff who wish to develop their career. Our courses range from Level 2 through to Level 7 qualifications.

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What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a course an individual studies as part of their paid job. The focus of an apprenticeship is to equip individuals with the necessary skills and knowledge required for a specific job roles.  At CDDFT you will be working alongside experienced staff and will have a mentor to help and guide you.

Alongside on-the-job training, apprentices spend 6 hours a week completing classroom-based learning with a college, university or training provider which leads to a nationally recognised qualification.

Who can apply for an apprenticeship?

Anyone over the age of 16 living in England and not in full time education can apply for an apprenticeship. This includes current employees of the trust and new starters.

What apprenticeships are available?

The trust supports a wide range of clinical and non-clinical apprenticeship programmes, a small selection of which are shown below:

  • Accountancy
  • Advanced clinical practitioner
  • Business Administration
  • Chartered manager degree
  • Customer service practitioner
  • Healthcare support worker
  • Healthcare science practitioner
  • Nursing associate
  • Nursing degree
  • Operational department manager
  • Science industry maintenance technician
  • Senior leader master's degree

Existing staff members can only access apprenticeship courses related to their current job role.

How to apply

Existing staff - If you would like to apply or request further information on any of our apprenticeships please contact cddft.apprenticeship@nhs.net or visit our Apprenticeship page on Staffnet here.

Non-staff & School Leavers - We advertise apprenticeships as and when they become available.

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To find an apprenticeship, search by keyword 'Employer'. Enter County Durham and Darlington NHS or CDD, and area (i.e. Darlington).  By creating an account, you can sign up to be alerted of opportunities in your area of interest and desired location.

For further information, please refer to our Apprenticeship FAQs or contact us directly:

Email:  cddft.apprenticeship@nhs.net

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Patient, Emergency Department, Darlington Memorial Hospital