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Welcome to County Durham and Darlington NHS Trust Apprenticeship page, offering apprenticeships, both to newly recruited and existing members of staff who wish to develop their career, ranging from Level 2 through to Level seven qualifications.

What is an Apprenticeship?

Put simply an apprenticeship is a paid job where the employee learns and gains valuable experiences. 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.

We currently offer Apprenticeships in the following areas:

  • 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

The above is just a selection of active apprenticeship programmes the trust is supporting.

How to apply

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

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

Please visit and apply via To find an apprenticeship, search by keyword 'Employer' - County Durham and Darlington NHS 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:


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