Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust is recruiting 48 new apprentices for its Mental Health Directorate as part of its “grow your own workforce for the future” programme.

The trust has 36 clinical and 12 business administration full time apprenticeships available which will last between 14 and 24 months. If successful, the apprentices will have the opportunity to apply for full time jobs within the trust.

“These apprenticeships are an important part of allowing us to develop our future workforce and is the first step to a career in the NHS,” said Angela Hillery, LPT’s chief executive. “Our focus is on recruiting local people who can work towards achieving recognised qualifications and play an important role in caring for members of the local community.”

The applicants that are successful in applying for the clinical apprenticeships, will receive training to be a Healthcare Care Support Worker (HCSW), Therapy Support Worker (TSW’s) or Speech and Language Therapist (SLT).

They will be supported by LPT colleagues to complete the trust’s Health Care Support Worker training and the Care Certificate during the first six months of the apprenticeship and work towards achieving a Level 2 or 3 Health Care Support Worker qualification.

The business administration apprentices will train towards achieving a Level 3 Business Administration qualification.

Both apprenticeships are paid roles and more details can be found on the NHS Jobs site here Business Administration Apprentice in Mental Health Directorate (jobs.nhs.uk) and Clinical Apprentice in Mental Health Directorate (jobs.nhs.uk)

The closing date for applications is Friday 6 May. If you have any queries please email Afsana Jamal lpt.apprenticeships@nhs.net