We value every employee working in every team across the organisation whether on the front line delivering acute services or supporting clinical teams behind the scenes.

Our development opportunities are available to both new and existing staff. If you want to grow and develop your knowledge and skills and/or achieve a recognised qualification we will support you to find out what’s available and what is best for you in your role and your future career plan.

Get qualified

We can support you to achieve nationally recognised vocational qualifications (NVQs & Diplomas). These can sometimes be available as standalone qualifications however most are supported by the apprenticeship route. Our apprenticeships are available in a variety of subjects from:

  • Clinical – Senior Health Care Support Worker; Nursing Associate; Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner
  • Non-clinical – Business Administrator; Operations/Departmental Manager; Academic Professional

Vocational qualifications are a mix of knowledge and competency-based qualifications. Some of the programmes are offered through our own Learning & Development department and others are supported by a variety of training providers that work with us to deliver subject knowledge and to guide and support you throughout the learning experience.

Learn more

For further information about the apprenticeship programmes that we offer please email

Our Apprenticeships

  • Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP) – this course recruits twice a year for cohorts to start in March and September both for Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. Here is a link to our Frequently Asked Questions for our PWP Apprenticeship: PWP Apprenticeship FAQs
  • Nurse Cadets – our course available for 16 year olds or year 11 students completing their GCSEs only. We recruit into this course once a year, with applications beginning in March and interviews taking place around April each year. We then run a selection day event in June at Unipart House in Garsington. The course starts in September each year.

Support Available

If you are aged between 16-30 looking to get into work the Princes Trust are able to offer you additional support. Find out more about this here

Page last reviewed: 8 March, 2023