You’re hired! Joined Up Careers Derbyshire has established a ground-breaking apprenticeship scheme.

Partner organisations from across the NHS and local government are running a ground-breaking apprenticeship scheme, giving people an exciting insight into the world of health and social care.

The first 15-month apprenticeship scheme was launched in 2018 with apprentices all set to conclude their involvement in early 2020. The positions are hosted by Derbyshire County Council and University Hospitals of Derby and Burton. On qualifying, these apprentices will be known as health and social care support workers. 

It is one of the first times in the country that an apprenticeship scheme has been run linking together health and social care, offering such a wide variety of workplace experiences and care opportunities.

Watch this space for any details of our next apprenticeship scheme. 

“The integrated health and social care apprenticeship is an innovative programme that enables apprentices to develop a wide range of skills that can be utilised across the sector, whilst also giving them the opportunity to experience a wide range of  services. The apprenticeship has also been a fantastic opportunity for providers across Derbyshire and Derby City to work collaboratively, to share best practice and to increase the quality and efficiency of the system as a whole.” Lauren Adkin, Wider Workforce Co-ordinator, Derbyshire Community Health Services and Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.