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Apprenticeship Experiences


Apprenticeship Experiences

How do I become an NHS apprentice?

"You can find out about being an NHS apprentice on the NHS Careers website and search NHS Jobs for current vacancies including apprenticeships in Norfolk and apprenticeships in Suffolk."

Anon

What does your apprenticeship entail?

"I work two days a week on the post natal ward and three days a week in the ante-natal clinic. I work in a small office on the ward and have to deal with patient notes, discharges, referrals and all general clerical work. in the ante-natal clinic, I am currently doing data entry for the screening service and using a local database."

Fiona, 20 – Ward clerk for maternity services

How did you feel throughout your first day/week of your apprenticeship?

"I was very nervous that I wouldn’t be able to cope or to fit in. having come from retail, I hadn’t much experience of office work. Everybody was so supportive and all helped to make me feel welcome and comfortable."

Karina, 20 – Apprentice patient travel clerk

What positive aspects have you experienced during your apprenticeship?

"Meeting new people and gaining confidence. It helps you to find yourself as a person, realise your talents and your struggles. You experience working in a team and individually. I think it just gives you a taster of what it is like in this sort of work environment."

Tamla, 18 – Apprentice Administrator

What negative aspects have you experienced during your apprenticeship?

"None so far, I’m just trying my best to socialise with people around the hospital."

Kyle, 19

What job if any will you gain after your apprenticeship?

"I do not get a guaranteed job at the end of my apprenticeship but I am encouraged to apply for any new jobs upcoming in the organisation."

anon

Would you recommend an apprenticeship to others? And why?

"Yes, It’s a good experience and can allow you to get working experience if you haven’t previously had any as employers always look at relevant experience. This apprenticeship has helped me decide that although I do not want a career in admin I do want a career in the NHS."

Sophie, 20 – Administrator - CEO

Do you have any suggestions to improve your apprenticeship experience?

"Getting out of the office more e.g. different meetings offsite. A larger more varied workload."

Anon

What does your apprenticeship entail?

"General office duties such as scanning, filing, archiving as well as more specialist/ongoing jobs like clinical audits, keeping documents and spreadsheets updated, letter responses and excel work."

Jennifer, 18 – Administrator - CEO

How did you feel through your first day/week of your apprenticeship?

"First few hours I was really nervous but after I had met everyone and seen how welcoming the team was I was fine and settled in quickly."

Hannah, 20 - Administrator

Would you recommend an apprenticeship to others? And why?

"Yes, it gets your ‘foot in the door’ and offers you plenty of work opportunities. Also it’s very hard to get a job without experience."
What job if any will you gain after your apprenticeship?
"Opthalmic Support Secretary"

Danni-Louise, 19 – Apprentice medical support secretary

Would you recommend an apprenticeship to others? And why?

"I would definitely recommend an apprenticeship to others because I have gained a lot of experience and confidence whilst on my apprenticeship."

Sophie, 19 – full-time employee for HR

Do you have any suggestions to improve your apprenticeship?

"Help with travel expense and maybe less college work."

Mitchell, 21 – finance apprentice

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