Apprenticeships are work based learning programmes, therefore any apprenticeship course undertaken must be directly related to your current or future role. Its this link to your day-to-day role or access to a new role will allow you to achieve the competencies of the apprenticeship.

Each apprenticeship standard has an occupational profile that is outlined to ensure that your role will suite the course of study and give you the best opportunity to succeed.

All apprenticeships that have been developed and approved can be found through the Institute of Apprenticeships.  From the Institute you will be able to find all apprenticeships that are currently available, the occupational profile and assessment criteria. 

To simplify the search for an apprenticeship, we have created a few documents that associate roles within the NHS and Mersey Care with Apprenticeship standards. These documents can be accessed and downloaded below.  

For any advice or guidance please contact the Trust Apprenticeship Team.

You can use apprenticeship training to: 

  • Fill key skill gaps in your team/division

  • Boost employee motivation by investing in their development

  • Improve retention.  

There are apprenticeships from level 2 to level 7 (equivalent to a degree) so you’ll be able to find apprenticeships that suit the learning and development needs of your team. 

Apprenticeships are designed by employers, so they reflect the relevant knowledge, skills, and behaviours that our services need. Our training providers will work with us to ensure the programme content reflects the needs of the trust and individual teams.  

For example, an experienced employee may be keen to get a formal qualification in their specialist area.  

Or perhaps someone has the aptitude and drive to learn something new and progress into a different role?

Recruiting an apprentice is a productive and effective way to grow talent and develop a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce.

  • 86% of employers said apprenticeships helped them develop skills relevant to their organisation
  • 78% of employers said apprenticeships helped them improve productivity
  • 74% of employers said apprenticeships helped them improve the quality of their service

Other benefits of working with apprentices include:

  • You can adapt their training according to the needs of your team/division
  • They’re motivated to learn new skills
  • You can expand and upskill your workforce.