Apprenticeships

DREEAM is a great place to take up an apprenticeship, the help and support that you will receive during your apprenticeship with us will enable you to complete your studies whilst working on a variety of different projects. 

All Apprenticeship opportunities are advertised on the NUH Website, Vacancies are advertised for two weeks and are advertised at various times throughout the year, as vacancies become available. The new-recruit Apprenticeships that we advertise are suitable for all new entrants to the NHS and school leavers.

If you have any general queries or questions about apprenticeships at NUH please email to apprenticelead@nuh.nhs.uk.

Take a look at some of the DREEAM staff who have completed or who are completing their apprenticeships and where they are now

 

Jack Renshaw

Jack Renshaw

Management Practice Apprenticeship

Jack worked through both level 2 and level 3 Business Administration apprenticeships, he is really capable and worked hard to achieve the targets he was set consistently producing work to a high standard. Jack is focused and knew what was required to complete all set tasks. Jack became a mentor to the next clinical skills apprentice, which developed his skills further in mentorship.  Jack now works in DREEAM as a Senior Clinical Skills Technician and is currently studying a level 6 degree apprenticeship in chartered management with the open university.

“I started as a shy apprentice that was very quiet, but after working closely with the team in DREEAM it helped bring me out of my shell. The DREEAM team have helped me overcome challenges and are always challenging me to be the best I can be"

Tamzin Gordon

Tamzin Gordon

Business Administration Apprenticeship

Tamzin has completed L2 and L3 Business Admin. Tamzin grew with confidence as time went on and really came out of her shell. Tamzin worked hard with functional skills alongside her business admin apprenticeship, working firstly within our Research department and then onto our education department. Tamzin secured a permanent position within DREEAM as our DREEAM Receptionist and is now completing her L4 Business Admin Apprenticeship, Tamzin has been working and developing in the education team and has thrived with being given the opportunity to learn while she works.

"I recommend apprenticeships, they have allowed me to be free to work and study, DREEAM have supported me in achieving great skills during my time working with an amazing team and I feel ready for more responsibility and challenges and my confidence has increased so much since starting on my apprenticeship journey. I am so passionate about Apprenticeship, I joined the trust's Young Apprentice Ambassador Network Representative (YAAN) to support schools and young people who are deciding the best path for their future."

Jessica Hurt

Jessica Hurt

Business Administration Apprenticeship

Jessica is our most recent apprentice that we have had for 2020-2021, Jessica has been completing her L2 apprenticeship with us in DREEAM within her time with us Jessica has been gaining skills and knowledge around administration, business, clinical skills, simulation, research and moulage.

During my time as an apprentice for DREEAM, my confidence has grown, not only in my admin & clinical skills but also in myself. Being an apprentice I have learnt lots of valuable  attributes which I will carry with me into my future career, such as; communication, collaboration and professionalism, I’ve been able to achieve these skills through the support and guidance of my colleagues in DREEAM.

Gemma Rigley

Operational/Department Manager Apprenticeship

I have completed Level 2, Level 3 in Business Administration and as my role developed, I moved onto completing the Level 3 Management Apprenticeship and updating my Level 2 Functional Skills for Maths, English and ICT.

I have since then gained further responsibility and I am now completing Level 5 (Degree Level) in Operational/Department Manager Apprenticeship, which many years ago I would not have thought possible, DREEAM have supported and made this possible and the apprenticeship scheme allowed for me to work, complete my course work around all of this and family commitments, I can highly recommend the apprenticeship route to anyone. 

 

Benjamin Quinn

Benjamin Quinn

Business Administration Apprenticeship

Ben worked through L2 and L3 NVQ in Business Admin. He applied a high level of dedication and made great progress completing the units and requirements. Ben has since obtained a post in DREEAM as a Clinical Skills Technician.

“I really enjoyed my time being an apprentice in DREEAM and would definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to go into administration or technician work. I was supported and guided throughout my two years in DREEAM being an apprentice and also was made to feel comfortable and at ease by all DREEAM colleagues from the very start. Once I completed my apprenticeship, I successfully obtained a full time post in DREEAM and have continue to develop in all aspects. Since been given a full time post, I have been given the tools to express myself with working individually and having important responsibilities which has developed my skills at work and also generally as a person”.

Danni Porter

Danni Porter

Business Administration Apprenticeship

"When I first started my apprenticeship, I didn't talk to anyone and I was very shy, Completing my level 2 in Business Administration and with DREEAM giving me the opportunity to complete my Level 3 in Business Administration it allowed my confidence and skill level grow and I become more confident in my ability and communicating with all.".

Since my time working in DREEAM I was so inspired by the work the nurses did, I decided to take a different path and become a Nurse, I am now in my 3rd Year of Nursing and getting excited to graduate and would not have got here without the Support of DREEAM.

Geneal Hunter

Geneal Hunter

Clinical Healthcare Support Apprenticeship

Geneal completed her apprenticeship working in our Emergency Department and one a great asset to the team, during her apprenticeship she fit in as one of the team and gained a variety of personal and professional skills.

“Working in the emergency department as an apprentice blessed me with varied skills and experiences which have shaped my life. It is because of the apprenticeship that I have decided to go into the medical field. Being an apprentice is the catalyst for any future career. “

Vruthi Patel

Vruthi Patel

Intermediate in Clinical Healthcare Support Apprenticeship

Vruthi Patel, who has completed an Intermediate Apprenticeship in Clinical Healthcare Support, is an outstanding example of a young person who has benefitted from work based learning.  Vruthi was one of the first apprentices to be placed in the Emergency Department at Queen’s Medical Centre. Working within ED can be fast paced and emotionally challenging, however, Vruthi displayed a great deal of maturity and willingness to learn.  

“The staff are great; I have never felt like an apprentice, I have always been made to feel like a member of staff. Working alongside doctors and nurses and knowing you are helping people is very rewarding. I have learned so much about patient care, it’s been a great experience”. The apprenticeship has taught me about care as well as communication with different kinds of patients, which led me to now working with the ambulance service.

Rebecca Forster

Rebecca Forster

Business Administrative Apprenticeship 

“Eight years ago I started as an Administration Apprentice in the Emergency Department. I never thought I would get such a rewarding job in the NHS to start my career, but in August 2012 – I did just that. My apprenticeship in the Emergency Department gave me skills that allowed me to progress in the NHS and I was able to gain a qualification of a NVQ Level 2 in Business Administration which allowed me to learn the knowledge which I could put into Evidence Based Practice. Once I completed my apprenticeship, I went on to work in Children’s and I am now currently a Ward Administrator and after gaining NVQ Level 3 in Business Administration, I am now completing a Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship which is due to finish in a year and a half. If it wasn’t for the opportunity I was given, I wouldn’t be where I am today!”