Apprenticeship Opportunities with Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust

Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust (YAS) is an employer fully committed to providing apprenticeship opportunities to the community it serves.

Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes that lead to nationally-recognised qualifications. The Trust provides a variety of apprenticeships in both frontline and support service areas.

If you want to gain valuable work experience and essential qualifications within a patient-focused environment, then we may have the apprenticeship opportunity for you!

Apprentices Progression

Apprentices Progression

Get valuable work experience

valuable work experience

Patient Transport Service (PTS) Operations and Communication Division
Emergency Operations Centre (EOC)
Private Ambulance and Events Medical Service
Administration and Business Support
Finance and IT

Get nationally-recognised qualifications

nationally-recognised qualifications

Level 2 Certificate or Diploma
Key skills in literacy and numeracy

Get comprehensive ambulance service training

comprehensive ambulance service training

Learn job-specific transferable skills
Development days for continued personal development
Personal development reviews

Get a wage and paid holidays while learning

a wage and paid holidays while learning

Earn the national apprenticeship weekly wage
Receive 35 days paid holidays (This includes bank holidays)

Get Questions and Answers

Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) NHS Trust provides apprenticeship opportunities in many areas of the Trust:

Patient Transport Service (PTS)/Accident and Emergency (A&E) Operations

You will work with a team of highly dedicated colleagues to provide the safe transportation of patients as they travel to and from medical appointments. You will provide care and attend to patients as they travel, ensuring that they are treated with dignity and respect at all times. You will receive a comprehensive four-week training package at the start of this apprenticeship, which includes the provision of essential care skills such as: Safeguarding Adults and Children, Physical, Sensory and Cognitive Disabilities, Safer Moving and Handling, Infection Prevention and Control, Basic Life Support and lots more.

For this apprenticeship you will be required to have a full driving license with a minimum of six months driving experience, a commitment to providing high quality care is an essential requirement of the role. The PTS Apprenticeship programme provides a work-based experience and qualification required for progression into A&E services. The Trust actively promotes progression of PTS apprentices into both Ambulance Care Assistant and Emergency Care Assistant roles within the Trust.

Communication Centres

You will work with a team of highly dedicated colleagues in one of our key communication centres. Apprenticeship opportunities are available in both our Emergency Operations Centres and our PTS Communication Centres. These apprenticeships will really develop your IT and communication skills as you support the delivery of key frontline operational services.

For these apprenticeships a commitment to the provision of high quality patient care is an essential requirement of the role. Our communication centres are based in Wakefield and York.

Support Service and Administration

You will work with a team of highly-dedicated colleagues to provide a range of key support functions, these could be in Finance, Human Resources (HR), IT, Risk and Safety and many other support services departments. These apprenticeships will provide a variety of work-based experience in primarily administrative support areas.

For these apprenticeships a commitment to the provision of high quality patient care is an essential requirement of the role.

YAS covers the whole of the county therefore apprenticeship can be available at any given location with the Yorkshire and Humberside region.

All of our apprentices are provided with a mentor, usually an experienced member of staff that will help and assist you throughout you apprenticeship. You will also receive the support and assistance of one of our dedicated tutors who will support you with the work-based qualifications associated with the apprenticeship.

All of our training is provided within the workplace therefore you are not required to attend college. A minimum or 20 days study leave is provided to each apprentice in addition to the annual leave provided.

Apprenticeships are usually full time, 37.5 hours per week. The pattern of work could vary depending on the type of apprenticeship scheme undertaken.

All of our intermediate apprenticeships contain a full Level 2 certificate qualification, Personal Learning and Thinking skills (PLTS) and Functional skills (Maths and English) at Level 1. Apprenticeships in PTS and Communications Services are usually based around the Health Care Support Services Apprenticeship Framework.

We see our apprenticeships as a key area of recruitment for our substantive positions within the Trust, therefore most apprentices stay with us. We have been providing apprenticeships for six years now and we have lots of former apprentices in key roles within the service. We work hard to ensure that apprentices are provided with the skills and knowledge required to compete for vacancies both within the Trust and within the wider healthcare economy.

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