Western Sussex Hospitals have joined up with Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals to form a new NHS Foundation Trust for our area: University Hospitals Sussex.

You can keep using this website for information about St Richard’s, Worthing and Southlands hospitals but for our other sites and to find out more about the new trust please visit www.uhsussex.nhs.uk.


Have you considered becoming an apprentice at Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust?


As an apprentice at Western Sussex Hospitals you will gain a nationally recognised qualification whilst working and gaining experience. 

Apprenticeships are a great way to get into the NHS and enable you to progress in your career.

Anyone who is 16 and over can apply for an apprenticeship. To work in a clinical area you will need to be 17 and a half. 

Once you have completed your apprenticeship, you will have the experience and opportunity to find a job within the trust.

Benefits of doing an apprenticeship at Western Sussex Hospitals include:

  • earning a salary
  • paid holiday
  • gaining a qualification
  • career progression
  • supportive staff 
  • study time

We offer a wide range of apprenticeships in a variety of departments including business administration, physiotherapy, healthcare assistant, pharmacy, dietetics, sexual health, maternity, catering etc.  

The length of time it takes to complete our apprenticeships are: 

  • Level 2 – 15 months
  • Level 3 – 18 months 
  • Level 4 – 2 years

You will receive three hours a week study time to complete your qualification. 

To learn more about apprenticeships at Western Sussex, please read our apprentices’ blogs:


November 2019- Ed Booker

November 2019- Erin Phillips

November 2019- Rhys Edwards

November 2019- Marian Nelmes

November 2019- Lauren King

November 2018 – Sarah Scaysbrook

January 2019 – Mitchell Hartley

February 2019 – Hermione Clark

March 2019 – Shiralee Bacon


Please see the link below to watch a ‘learn live’ broadcast, with our apprentice Libby. This was for national apprentice week.



For any enquiries, please email: Apprenticeships@wsht.nhs.uk 

The Institute for Apprenticeships page is also a great website for you to visit to learn more about apprenticeships https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/

Are you a parent who would like to know more about Apprenticeships…. click here to find out more. 


Apprentice Vacancies 

Please click the link below and search ‘Western Sussex Hospitals’ for all our recent vacancies;


For live vacancies click one of the links below to apply now:




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Apprentice FAQ’s


Enterprise Bill: Public Sector Apprenticeship Targets

The government aims to deliver 3 million apprenticeships by 2020. Expanding the number of apprenticeships in the public sector will support growth in the programme and will also be a clear sign that the government is investing in apprenticeships.

Please see the link below for more information:

Enterprise Bill: Public Sector

The trust is working towards meeting the Enterprise Bill (See below):

  • Between April 2017 to 31 March 2018 we had 64 staff enrol onto an apprenticeship programme 
  • The number of staff undertaking an apprenticeship qualification as of 31st March 2017 = 77 (New and existing)
  • The number of staff undertaking an apprenticeship qualification as of 31st March 2018 = 89 (New and existing staff)
  • Percentage of staff in the trust that were enrolled onto an apprenticeship as of 31st March 2018 = 1.26%



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