We offer apprenticeship opportunities for a number of different roles which provide an excellent opportunity if you are looking to start your career with the NHS.

Apprenticeships at Swansea Bay UHB

We have apprenticeship opportunities across a range of departments.

From Health Care Support Workers on our wards and operating Theatres, to our Digital Service team in Headquarters Baglan, some of our programmes include:

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  • Newly introduced Level 4 Data Analyst apprentice within our transformation team
  • ICT
  • Business Admin
  • Health Care Support Worker Gateway – pilot framework, which has already recruited six new learners, taking on a level 2 HCSW Gateway apprenticeship for a 12-month period. All the learners then have to a chance to progress onto a permanent HCSW role here at Swansea Bay University Health Board.
  • Apprenticeships are available at levels 2, 3 and 4.

What is an

An apprenticeship is a work-based training programme focusing on the whole job, not just your individual skills, and will provide you with a set of vocational and functional skills and qualifications, including English, Maths and ICT.

Anyone over the age of 16 who is not in full-time education can apply to be an apprentice.

Apprenticeship qualifications are delivered in the workplace, and you will learn  ‘on the job’ while receiving training from experienced staff. It can be an opportunity for both new and existing staff. Our apprenticeship opportunities normally last from 12 months to four years, depending on the type of programme.

If you are an existing member of staff you can enrol on a wide range of qualifications to suit your current role or career development needs, e.g. ILM Leadership & Management, AAT (Accountancy), Team Leading, Business Admin (from levels 2-4), Customer Service, Information, Advice & Guidance, CIPD (HR), Project Management, Health Care Support and ICT.

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Why choose Swansea Bay UHB for Apprenticeships?

The Apprentice Academy team provides high-quality support to help you with your career journey. We work closely with a wide range of training providers, and you will receive excellent training, a chance to network and meet other apprentices on your journey, and a forum for you to put forward innovative ideas to change our services for the better. Whatever your career goals, you will find help and support to get you where you want to be.

As an apprentice here you will meet with your assessor and members of the Apprentice Academy for regular reviews.

We visit local schools, colleges and work with job centres to promote the apprenticeship opportunities available at Swansea Bay UHB and hold apprentice career events for you to come and meet the departments that have vacancies.

Our subject areas for apprenticeships:

  • Business
  • Administration
  • Customer service
  • ICT
  • Warehousing
  • Healthcare Support
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Estates/Multi-Trade
  • Pathology
  • Dental Nursing
  • Digital Communications
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Apprenticeships at SBUHB

Apprenticeships Form