Are you interested in becoming an Apprentice at Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust?

Apprenticeships have changed nationally and are now much more widely available to anyone over the age of 16 who meets the criteria.

An apprenticeship is a genuine job where you earn a wage, with an accompanying skills development programme. Apprentices gain the technical knowledge, practical experience and wider skills they need for their immediate job and future career and gain a nationally recognised qualification. Your course fees will be paid with no cost to you.

See what our amazing apprentices say...


  • Age 16+ - there is no upper age limit
  • Not in full-time education
  • You must be an EU citizen, living in England
  • Graduates can also now apply as long as it is in a different subject area to their degree and relevant to their current job.

Apprenticeships are available at all different levels from Level 2 to Level 7 (Masters Level) and are a real alternative to university without incurring a hefty student loan. Apprenticeships are available in a broad range of subjects (both clinical and non-clinical) leading to many different occupations within the health sector.

  • Senior healthcare support worker, Level: 3 (Standard)
  • Business and Administration, Level: 3
  • Institute of Leadership and Management, Level: 3
  • Children and Young People's Workforce, Level: 2
  • Healthcare assistant practitioner, Level: 5 (Standard)
  • Business and Administration, Level: 2
  • Healthcare support worker, Level: 2 (Standard)
  • Improving Operational Performance: Performing Engineering Operations, Level: 2
  • HR Consultant / Partner, Level: 5 (Standard)
  • HR Support, Level: 3 (Standard)
  • Higher National Diploma Mechanical Engineering, Level: 4
  • BTEC Mechanical Engineering, Level: 3
  • Institute of leadership and Management  level 3 and 5
  • IT apprenticeships various levels
  • Procurement level 4
  • Finance various levels

Many more are being developed all the time...

Apprenticeships take a minimum of 12 months and a maximum of 5 years (depending on level) where you will spend time learning in the workplace alongside formal off the job learning. You will be able to benefit from being in a real work situation where you can practice and develop new skills.

  • Earn a wage and get holiday pay
  • Work alongside experienced staff
  • Gain job specific skills
  • Pension Scheme
  • NUS card
  • Join a Trade Union (UNISON)
  • Family and Childcare Support

Please complete our online form if you have a query or would like to find out more.