Earn while you learn with a range of Apprenticeships for those aged 16+.

Relevant to: Medical Physics, Pharmacy, Admin & Clerical

Apprenticeships offer a mixture of on-the-job training and formal education that allows you to get plenty of experience under your belt, whilst also working towards recognized qualifications. And all the time, you’re earning a wage.  It’s a great way to develop, without building up the debt that Higher Education can bring. 

We offer a number of Apprenticeships here at King’s Health Partners. You can start our year long Admin & Clerical Apprenticeships from 16 upwards. If you want a hands-on role, helping us maintain, test and repair our medical equipment, the Assistant Clinical Technologist Apprentice Scheme (ACTAS) could be for you. Or join us on our Pharmacy, Engineering, IT and other advanced apprenticeships.

Here are some tips from former Apprentices.

Register below for more details on these apprenticeships.

Medical Physics: Assistant Clinical Technologist Apprenticeship Scheme (ACTAS)

For young people who have a passion for Science or Engineering and think they might like to work in a caring environment, this apprenticeship scheme gives the opportunity to experience many varied areas in Healthcare Science that you may never have heard of!

The Scheme

An 18-month programme, covering 4 x 4 month placements, during which the apprentice learns many transferable clinical technical skills including, dealing with patients and colleagues, carrying out some diagnostic tests, equipment care, functional testing, basic maintenance, basic trouble shooting, customer service, and communication skills. They also gain specific competencies in their allocated placements and learn the basic underlying theory.


Pharmacy: Pre-Registration Trainee Pharmacy Technician Apprenticeship

The Pre-Registration Pharmacy Technician training programme prepares students for a future career in Pharmacy. The apprenticeship comprises of “on the job training”, whilst working towards City and Guilds Level 3 in Pharmacy Service Skills and one day college release to Bromley College to complete Level 3 Diploma in Pharmaceutical Science. It is also likely that students will also have to complete Functional Skills as part of the apprenticeship programme.

Students rotate through a variety of areas of Pharmacy across Guy’s and St Thomas’ sites. This includes areas such as Dispensary, Oncology and the Evelina London children’s hospital. As a member of the team, duties include dispensing prescriptions, advising patients on their medicines, supplying medicines to the wards and manufacturing medicines.

The apprenticeship is open from anyone over the age of 16 who is willing and capable to complete the 2-year programme. The qualifications needed for this role are 5 GCSE’s at grade A, B or C and an approved equivalent qualification, including two Science, Mathematics and English.

Admin & Clerical: Essentia Apprenticeship

Apprenticeships are designed to give talented people an opportunity to gain a nationally recognised qualification while completing on the job training with our skilled staff members. 

What you’ll get with us

Strong support
Our apprenticeship teams provide high-quality support to help you with your career journey. You will receive excellent training from our chosen training providers, a chance to network and meet other apprentices on your journey, and a forum for you to put forward innovative ideas to change our services for the better.  Whatever your career goals, you will find help and support to get you where you need to be.

Line Management
Our line managers recruit apprentices into real roles while providing support and mentoring for your long-term career goals. Our managers are involved because they want to impact your life in a positive way and help provide you with skills needed to help our patients.

Career opportunities
Business Administration is the start of your career to many opportunities within the trust

Our Apprenticeship recruitment cohorts will be running in June and September 2020.

Please see below cohort dates:

June, cohort 16

  • Assessment day - Tuesday 26th May 2020
  • Interview day - Tuesday 2nd June 2020

September, Cohort 17

  • Assessment day - Wednesday 2nd September 2020
  • Interview day - Tuesday 8th September 2020


Advanced Apprenticeships

Advanced apprentices work towards work-based learning qualifications such as an NVQ Level 3, Key Skills and, in most cases, a relevant knowledge-based certificate such as a BTEC. To start this programme, the applicant should ideally have five GCSEs at grade C or above or have completed an Intermediate Apprenticeship.

We currently offer advanced apprenticeships in the following areas:

  • - IT 
  • - Project Management 
  • - Engineering 

Register below to find out the contact for our advanced apprenticeships.  You can also visit the .GOV.UK website to find out more about advanced apprenticeship.

Sterile Services Apprenticeships

As an apprentice decontamination technician, you’ll do many of the basic tasks listed above and assist decontamination technicians under supervision.

As a decontamination technician (sometimes known as a sterile services technician, sterile services assistant), you’ll work with a variety of medical devices under limited supervision within strict guidelines and procedures.

For each medical device, you will be responsible for:

  • disassembling
  • cleaning
  • disinfecting
  • checking
  • reassembling
  • packaging
  • sterilizing
  • dispatching
  • and tracking the device, in a controlled environment.

For some of these tasks, you’ll use highly sophisticated and automated equipment, and for others you’ll use hand tools. You may be handling hot trays of equipment/medical devices as they come out of sterilizing machines.

Register to find out more about our Sterile Service apprenticeship. To find out about sterile services apprenticeships, follow the link to Health Careers website

Customer Service Apprenticeships

The Customer Service apprenticeship trains you to provide excellent customer service, and can be applied to hundreds of job roles across many different sectors. Most customer service apprentices work in retail, financial services, call centres, hospitality, or sport and recreation.

Duties will vary between sectors, but in most cases you’ll be making sure that customers are dealt with in a positive, reliable and pleasant way – whether that’s by offering advice, answering questions or handling complaints.

Register below to find out more details about out customer service apprenticeships.

Dental Apprenticeship

The dental nurse apprenticeship programme is an 18 month course based at GSTT Academy for Dental Nursing. The apprentices will spend time in clinical rotations in specialist departments and also in general practice. The teaching takes place 1 day a week in the classroom where the apprentices are taught knowledge and skills in order to complete the programme. Once qualified, Dental nurses are registered dental professionals who provide clinical and other support to other registrants and patients.

As a dental nurse, you can undertake the following if you are trained, competent and indemnified:

  • prepare and maintain the clinical environment, including the equipment
  • carry out infection-control procedures to prevent physical, chemical and microbiological contamination in the surgery or laboratory
  • record dental charting carried out by other appropriate registrants
  • prepare, mix and handle dental materials
  • provide chairside support to the operator during treatment
  • keep full and accurate patient records
  • prepare equipment, materials and patients for dental radiography
  • process dental radiographs
  • monitor, support and reassure patients
  • give appropriate advice to patients
  • support the patient and their colleagues if there is a medical emergency
  • make appropriate referrals to other health professionals

Additional skills dental nurses could develop during their careers include: 

  • further skills in oral health education and oral health promotion
  • assisting in the treatment of patients who are under conscious sedation
  • further skills in assisting in the treatment of patients with special needs
  • further skills in assisting in the treatment of orthodontic patients
  • intra and extra-oral photography and radiography
  • pouring, casting and trimming study models
  • shade taking
  • tracing cephalographs


Entry requirements- GSCE Maths & English grade A-C

Register below to find out contact information.

The next intake will be in 2018

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