Harrogate College partners with the Trust to deliver Apprenticeships

For the first time, Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust has joined forces with HCUK Training, the Apprenticeship team at Harrogate College, to offer exciting new opportunities for people who have a desire to build a rewarding career within the NHS. 

Apprenticeship opportunities include a number of Apprentice Care Support Worker posts in medical and surgical areas, which would see apprentices gaining a level 2 qualification in Clinical Healthcare Support.

Successful applicants will work as team members within the hospital, benefitting from the same opportunities as employees; including paid training costs, a guaranteed job upon qualification and the opportunity to progress your career with access to higher level study.

“Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust is a fantastic place to work, with an unwavering focus on quality and where staff can deliver the kind of care they would like to receive, whether that be on our wards or in the community.”– Jill Foster, Chief Nurse.

HCUK Training deliver high quality work based learning, technical and vocational training to individuals and businesses, and the team is extremely pleased to have partnered up with Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust to offer this unique opportunity.

“I am very excited that HCUK Training is working in Partnership with NHS Foundation Trust at Harrogate Hospital to support the skills enhancement and development of Apprentices in the region. We value this special partnership and are proud to be supporting the NHS in Harrogate with the recruitment and high quality training of their workforce.” – Daniel Howard, Managing Director of HCUK Training.

This brand new Apprenticeship scheme will offer people in the local community an opportunity to begin a lifelong career within the NHS.

“Harrogate College is delighted to be working closely with Harrogate and District NHS Trust in delivering their apprenticeship requirements.  We recognise the value and strength of such partnership and look forward to further developing our links with such an important local organisation.” – Harrogate College Principal Debra Forsythe-Conroy

For more information or to apply, please visit www.harrogate-college.ac.uk


For further information, please contact Grace Todd, Marketing Coordinator for Harrogate College. Tel 01423 878232 or e-mail Grace.Todd@Harrogate.ac.uk

Paul Widdowfield – Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust Communications and Marketing Manager – paul.widdowfield@hdft.nhs.uk

Notes to Editors

Hull College Group

  • Hull College Group is the UK’s eighth largest further education institution by income, with an annual turnover of £60 million, comprising Hull, Goole and Harrogate Colleges
  • Hull, Goole and Harrogate College supported over 26,000 students on more than 1,000 courses, either on college premises or via work-based learning and community programmes. At least 90 per cent of students progress to employment, further study or training within six months of course completion *Source: Hull College Group Student Destinations Survey 2015
  • Independent research has found that Hull and Goole Colleges make an annual contribution to the economy of Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire of £517 million, equivalent to £1 in every £20 spent in the region or more than 23,000 jobs on average wages