Workforce Planning and Development Team
Speedwell Development Centre, Walton Hospital
S40 3HW

01246 515225


How to apply

Applying to be an apprentice at DCHS is quick and easy; simply visit the national apprenticeship website for a breakdown of all opportunities.  

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What are you waiting for – become the future of our NHS

There has never been a more exciting time to join one of the largest specialist community NHS providers in the country – one that is also among the very best NHS employers as voted by its own staff.

Gone are the days when apprenticeships were ‘trade-based’ and predominantly aimed school leavers or lower academic achievers. Today’s apprenticeship route into employment has changed beyond all recognition, and as a top NHS employer we welcome apprentices of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. We are continually striving to offer contemporary, wide-reaching apprenticeship opportunities for all, in order to nurture the future of our much-loved NHS.

Apprentices at DCHS will be given the opportunity to gain qualifications ranging from those equivalent to five GCSE passes right through to master’s-level, in both clinical and non-clinical settings.

What can I expect by undertaking my learning and development through the apprenticeship route at DCHS?

From the moment you are registered as an apprentice you will receive a purpose-built apprenticeship programme to meet the needs of your new position and you as an individual.


Your development plan will be tailored to your new role and the skills, knowledge and behaviours it requires. Each apprenticeship also has an assessment plan and an end-point assessment; you will be allocated an assessor who will work with you on this, alongside your manager.