Apprenticeships are employment opportunities that combine practical on the job training and study with a nominated training provider, leading to nationally recognised qualifications.

As an apprentice you will:

  • Work alongside experienced staff
  • Gain job-specific skills
  • Earn a wage and receive the same staff benefits as other Trust employees
  • Study towards a related qualification

Apprenticeships are available as development opportunities. If you are already employed in the Trust you can gain qualifications whilst in your current post, but these must be relevant to your role. Those on Apprenticeship Programmes achieve employability skills and qualifications which are transferable throughout their career, and as Trust employees you are trained in line with the Trusts visions and values, working towards achieving the Trust objectives.

How to apply

Do I meet the criteria?

Those eligible for an apprenticeship at Homerton must be:

  • 18 years old or over (there is no upper age limit);
  • Have evidence of a right to work and live in the UK;
  • Do not have a qualification in the same or similar subject that they wish to have an apprenticeship in.


How do I apply?

All our apprenticeship vacancies are advertised on the NHS Jobs Website and the Trac.Jobs website. You can register to either of these websites for free. Click the relevant link for more details.

You can browse or search for apprenticeships and then apply online. If you need support with applying, please contact Hackney Works.

For more information on apprenticeship pathways generally, please visit: Pathways - HASO.

Frequently asked questions

Q: What apprenticeship courses does the Trust offer?

A: For a list of apprenticeship opportunities, please visit the HASO skills for health site. This shows the different apprenticeship pathways available. By selecting your chosen career path, you can see a variety of apprenticeship standards at different levels. Once you have selected an apprenticeship you are interested in, please discuss it with your manager, complete the expression of interest form, and send it to the Apprenticeship Lead at:


Q: Is there any age limit on becoming an apprentice?

A: Apprentices at Homerton must be 18+ years old, but there is no upper age limit.


Q: Would my pay or benefits change if I become an apprentice?

A: No. Apprenticeship courses are used to upskill our staff, so there will be no changes to your current pay conditions. All new recruits are paid in line with normal banding.


Q: How much study leave will there be?

A: Apprentices are required to meet a minimum of approximately 6 hours per week of ‘off the job’ learning time, which takes place within their employment hours. This varies depending on the course and the training provider. Some courses require one day a week at a university or college, others may deliver education or training sessions within the workplace. For more about 20% off-the-job training, email the Apprenticeship Lead at


Q: How are apprenticeships funded?

A: Apprenticeships are funded by the Trust through the Apprenticeship Levy. The levy is a government tax on all organisations with a pay bill over £3 million, of which 0.5% is taken. This money is then allocated to each organisation for their apprenticeship training courses.

THE APPRENTICESHIP LEVY CANNOT BE USED FOR WAGES. For more information on levy funding, see: How are apprenticeships funded and what is the apprenticeship levy?

Please note, there are funding rules as to who is eligible for apprenticeship funding. For more information, see Apprenticeship funding rules or contact the Apprenticeship Lead at if you have further questions.


Q: What are functional skills?

A: Functional skills refer to fundamental, applied skills in English and Mathematics. All apprentices are required to meet a minimum level 2 in English and Maths for funding eligibility.

Functional skills courses are available within the hospital. More information can be found on the Functional Skills Intranet page.


Q: How can I recommend someone from outside the Trust to find out about Homerton’s apprenticeships?

A: All our apprenticeships are advertised via NHS and Trac jobs, the same as any other job post:
Current vacancies | Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Job search results - NHS Jobs


For further information, contact the Apprenticeship Lead: