The Workforce Development and Education team across South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust co-ordinate all apprenticeships, work experience and future workforce development initiatives. The Trust offers a range of apprenticeships and experiences.

For our latest Apprenticeship vacancies click on the Apprenticeship section below.

Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships-logo-top.jpgThe Workforce Development and Education team at South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust offer apprenticeship programmes in a range of occupational areas including Healthcare, Administration, IT, Accountancy, Pharmacy and many more.

Apprenticeships are nationally recognised qualifications that offer a mixture of work-based training and education and give people the opportunity to:

  • Gain a nationally recognised work-based qualification
  • Learn practical job skills and knowledge which are related to specific work roles
  • Progress within specific careers and educational pathways

All apprenticeships opportunities will be advertised on NHS Jobs, please register with NHS Jobs to receive alerts to suitable vacancies. https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/xi/register/2254ac9e0840972536b82d98a172d4c9/

For more information contact stsft.apprenticeships@nhs.net 

Find out more from staff who have completed apprenticeships:

Kate and Ellie's story

Watch Megan's story here

Watch Grace's story here

Toni's story

Rachel's story

Caitlyn's story

Joanne's story 

Debra's story

Samantha's story

Work experience

The Workforce Development and Education team at South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust co-ordinate various opportunities for people to gain experience of the NHS. These include targeted careers events, work shadowing, taster/observation days, mock interviews and work experience programmes.

Please follow the work experience/shadowing flow chart for more details by clicking here.  For more information, including a list of areas, please click here.

For any other work experience/shadowing queries please email stsft.workexperience@nhs.net 

Please note that Work Experience placements are currently on hold.

"Get into...." Programme

We are recruiting to a variety of training programmes including Get Into Healthcare, Nursing, Radiography and roles within hospital theatres.

To find out more we are holding virtual information sessions (via Teams), please click on the links below to find out more about the specific opportunities and the times of the virtual sessions.

Step into Health

Stepintohealth-logo-2017.jpgThe Step into Health Programme offers service personnel who are in the process of transitioning from service to civilian life, and veterans, the opportunity to gain an understanding of the NHS and the career opportunities it offers. Sunderland and South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust recognised the programme to be an excellent opportunity to meet service personnel, identify their experience, their transferable skills, strong working ethos and values that they bring with them after their experience during their military careers.


We host a series of information sessions which aim to introduce delegates to the NHS, the Trust, CHoICE our facilities provider, specialist services and opportunities available.

After attending one of our information sessions delegates will be given the opportunity to complete a bespoke work experience placement enabling them to identify potential career opportunities and transferrable skills to aid their transition to civilian employment.

For more information contact stsft.workexperience@nhs.net or visit http://militarystepintohealth.nhs.uk/
See Andy’s story - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYXNu9HuFEQ

Work Discovery

logo-70-70-update WDS.pngSouth Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust is an active supporter of the Work Discovery Sunderland initiative formed in 2013 to give young people an opportunity to explore the variety of career opportunities available.

We offer a range of careers activities for pre and post GCSE students from schools and colleges in Sunderland and South Tyneside.  Please see below for our forthcoming calendar of events.  To book onto these please contact your school/college careers advisor.

Please note that Work Discovery activities are currently on hold.

Event

Year Group

Outline

Discover Allied Health Professionals

Year 9  

Year 12

Practical stations to enable students to gain an insight of some of the Allied Health Professionals roles.  These may include professions such as:

  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Radiology
  • Dietetics
  • Speech & Language
  • Orthoptics

Discover Healthcare Science

Year 9

Year 12

Practical stations to enable students to gain an insight of the various Healthcare Science roles.  These may include professions such as:

  • Cardiology
  • Audiology
  • Medical Physics
  • Neurophysiology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Respiratory Physiology

Discover  Health Careers

 

 

Year 8

Practical stations to enable students to gain an insight of the various roles within the NHS. These may include professions such as:

  • Non clinical roles
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy
  • Paramedics
  • Theatre

Discover Nursing and Midwifery

Year  9

Practical stations to enable students to gain an insight of the various Nursing roles.  These may include professions such as:

  • Paediatric Nursing
  • Midwifery
  • Adult Nursing
  • Mental Health
  • Learning Disabilities

Discover Medicine

 

Year 9

Year 12

Practical stations to enable students to gain an insight of the various specialisms available within medicine.  Some specialist areas may include:

  • Orthopaedics
  • Emergency Department
  • General Practitioner