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Apprenticeships at the Trust

Apprenticeships provide routes into a variety of careers and offer the opportunity to earn, learn and achieve nationally recognised qualifications at the same time.  They are for people looking for a job that enables them to carry on learning, and for those already in employment who want to gain further qualifications.

New apprenticeship reforms came into effect in April 2017 with the aim to improve skills and productivity in the UK. In order to support this, the government is making significant changes to how apprenticeships are funded and what an apprentice will actually do. Historical apprenticeship frameworks are gradually being replaced with newly developed apprenticeship standards. This means that we are able to offer training and qualifications to our staff which are specific to a variety of healthcare roles.

At York teaching Hospitals we are very excited to be working with local training providers to be able to offer a variety of new developmental and trainee positions in line with the vast array of healthcare specific apprenticeship standards which are now available.

Apprentices and trainees working with us will be given a full contract of employment with the Trust for the length of their qualification; therefore they will be entitled to the same terms and conditions (including annual leave entitlement) as all other Trust employees. We take great pride in training the highest quality staff to provide the best patient experience possible, so every effort will be made to work closely with our apprentices to ensure that there are onward career prospects with us after the completion of the qualification.

If you have any queries, please contact the Trust Work Based Learning Team on 01723 385242.

When an apprenticeship or trainee vacancy is available within the Trust, these will be advertised on the national NHS Jobs Website as well as on our local Trust Recruitment Pages.

Case studies from some of our previous apprentices

For general information about apprenticeships in England visit the National Apprenticeships website.


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Visiting cancelled

Due to the increasing number of cases of coronavirus across the UK, York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has made the decision to cancel all visiting to all its hospital sites in order to ensure the safety of patients and staff.

There are three exemptions to the ruling which are for one parent of a sick child under 18, for the partner of a woman giving birth and end of life patients at the discretion of the ward sister.

We would ask people to respect this decision and to treat our staff, who will be enforcing the visiting restrictions, with courtesy and respect.  For more information visit our website.

Outpatient appointments

We know that NHS services will come under intense pressure as the coronavirus spreads, and as a Trust we need to redirect staff, free up staff for refresher training and carry out any works as necessary, so we are able to maximise capacity for patients for when the number of infections peak.  We also need to reduce the number of people coming into our hospitals to protect our patients, as well as keeping our staff safe, well and able to come into work.

To do this, with effect from Tuesday 24 March 2020, along with other trusts in the Humber Coast and Vale partnerships, we have made the collective decision to suspend all non-urgent routine outpatient appointments for at least three months.  Urgent and emergency cases and cancer appointments will be carrying on as normal.

These are unprecedented times and we thank you for your understanding.  We know many people waiting for treatment will be disappointed or worried but please not contact the hospital as we will be contacting everyone directly affected in the coming days and weeks.

If you do not receive a letter or a phone call from the hospital, please turn up for your scheduled appointment as normal unless you have symptoms of coronavirus, a cold, flu or norovirus in which case you should contact us to cancel your appointment by clicking here.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

If you have symptoms associated with coronavirus including a new continuous cough and a high temperature, you are advised to stay at home for 7 days.

Please do not book a GP appointment or attend your GP practice.

If you live with other people, they should stay at home for at least 14 days, to avoid spreading the infection outside the home.  After 14 days, anyone you live with who does not have symptoms can return to their normal routine.

But, if anyone in your home gets symptoms, they should stay at home for 7 days from the day their symptoms start. Even if it means they're at home for longer than 14 days. The most up-to-date public guidance is always online at

If your symptoms are serious, or get worse, NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need further medical help and advise you what to do.  Only call 111 direct if you are advised to do so by the online service or you cannot go online.