Earn while you learn in the workplace.


Asher who joined the Trust as an apprentice

An apprenticeship is a great opportunity to earn while you learn in the workplace. It offers a real alternative for anyone who doesn’t think the university route is for them or is looking for an opportunity for a career change.

As one of the largest acute NHS trusts in the UK, our apprentices have opportunities to work in a diverse range of settings. Recent apprentice roles have included receptionist and administrative opportunities in areas including neurosciences, imaging, pathology and oncology.

Wherever you work and learn in our Trust, you’ll be making a difference to the lives of more than a million patients every year.


As part of your apprentice year we also offer a well-structured development programme to ensure you achieve a level two qualification in customer service or healthcare science once you successfully complete the programme.

You will also have additional support and mentoring from your line manager and our partner apprentice agency, so you will always have someone to go to with questions or concerns.

During your apprenticeship year, you will earn £14,761, rising to at least £19,604 when, subject to acceptable performance, you transition to the full time post. There will then be opportunities for you to continue to develop your career further if you wish.

You will also be entitled to the same staff benefits as all other staff working for the Trust, including NHS discounts, which entitles you to savings of up to 10 per cent in many high street shops.

Your future with Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Our apprentices are a valued part of our team. Our programme offers you a real, skilled job as well as great on-the-job learning. You will spend the first 12 months as an apprentice and then, subject to meeting our performance standards, we guarantee that you will transition into a substantive, full time role with us.

Apprenticeships can lead to all sorts of career opportunities, which may not be obvious when you first join us, which is great news if you are not quite sure which career path you want to take. 

Success stories

apprentice Renee
portrait of apprentice Iyesha August-Hutchinson

Our apprentices have joined us from all sorts of different backgrounds. Hear more about their stories here.

Apprenticeship roles

There are a number of opportunities available across our five hospitals.  You could become:

  • an administrator dealing directly with patients and clinical staff
  • an administrator in a back-office function, keeping systems running for our clinical staff
  • a therapy support worker
  • a laboratory science assistant

Find a job today

There are no formal entry requirements for our apprenticeship scheme and no maximum age limit. We are looking for people who are enthusiastic, quick to learn, enjoy meeting people from diverse backgrounds and who want to know that their work makes a difference.

Our apprenticeship vacancies are advertised on NHS Jobs. For further information email imperial.Apprenticeships@nhs.net.