NHS Social Work Apprenticeships

Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) provide system-wide care to assess, treat, diagnose and discharge patients across social care, housing, education and independent and voluntary sectors.  Through adopting a holistic approach to healthcare, AHPs are able to help manage patients’ care throughout the life course from birth to palliative care.  Their focus is on prevention and improvement of health and wellbeing to maximise the potential for individuals to live full and active lives within their family circles, social networks, education and training and the workplace.

As a social worker, you'll work with people to find solutions to their problems. This may be helping to protect vulnerable people from harm or abuse or supporting people to live independently.

We have a range of social work apprenticeships available.

Healthcare Assistant Practitioner

Healthcare Assistant Practitioners work as part of the wider health and social team and have direct contact with people who use our services. Healthcare Assistant Practitioner applies to a wide variety of roles, and examples of work on a daily basis could include patient assessment, coordinating care for patients and clinical care delivery. The apprenticeship will equip you with the skills to work in a variety of areas and is 2 years long. This apprenticeship also provides a great foundation to then move onto further training such as BSc Adult Nursing, BSc Mental Health Nursing and much more.

Occupational Therapist Level 6

Occupational Therapy is a truly rewarding career which enables you to work across a range of settings and environments, to support those with mental and physical conditions. At the end of this apprenticeship, you will obtain the BSc (Hons) Applied Occupational Therapy degree, which is credited by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and offered a Band 5 Occupational Therapist role within Devon Partnership Trust.

Social Work Level 6

A Social Worker Degree Apprenticeship is a practice-based learning programme that combines on and off the job learning and development and supports the development of social work trainees across a wide range of settings, such as services for adults and Child and Adult Mental Health Services (CAMHS). At the end of the apprenticeship, you will achieve a BA (Hons) in Social Work, which is approved by Social Work England, with the opportunity to work in discharge teams, inpatient settings in OPMH and secure services.

"My current role means everything because it's fulfilling. I feel confident in my work and feel really good in the way I interact with the patients. I feel that I am able to be part of their recovery."

Faith - Apprentice Assistant Practitioner

Faith - Apprentice Assistant Practitioner

"I really enjoy what I do. I find it really interesting. Being able to help people is also a huge part of why we do what we do."

Rob - Apprentice Occupational Therapist

Rob - Apprentice Occupational Therapist

Great place to work, great place to live

We are a successful and innovative organisation with exciting plans for the future. In the last few years we have opened The Junipers, a brand new Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and Jasmine Lodge, a Mother and Baby Unit (MBU) in Exeter and we are expanding and developing our other mental health and learning disability services.

If you’re thinking of locating to Devon or the South West, you’ll be living in one of the most beautiful parts of the country.

Come and join us and be part of our journey to becoming a centre of excellence and expertise in mental health and learning disability.