PWP Apprenticeships NHS - Psychology and Psychological Therapy Professionals

If you have an interest in how people think and behave and want to use the study of psychology to help people with mental health problems, a career in the psychological professions could be for you.

Psychological professions have seen a rapid expansion over recent years and are continuing to grow. Because of this, a number of new roles are becoming available and there are many new and exciting positions for both new and existing Psychologists and Psychological Therapists to explore. There has never been a more open or exciting time to join the profession!

Take a look below at some of the apprenticeships offered:

Clinical Associate in Psychology (CAP)

This is an exciting time to join a new psychology career pathway, and was developed as part of a programme of work to provide greater access to psychologically informed mental health services. This role involves working closely alongside Assistant Psychologists and High Intensity Therapists, to provide high quality interventions to inform practice and the management of psychological distress. At the end of the programme, you will receive an MSc Clinical Associate in Psychology and Level 7 apprenticeship.

Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner – Level 6

This programme is suitable for a variety of personal, academic or vocational backgrounds, who are passionate about improving the lives of people with common mental health difficulties. As a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP) within our NHS Talking Therapies TALKWORKS service, you will undertake tasks such as in-depth client assessments to support patients with symptoms of depression, anxiety and phobias. At the end of the programme, you will receive a Level 6 Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner Apprenticeship and a University of Exeter Graduate Certificate Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner. This will enable you to work as a fully qualified PWP within our TALKWORKS service. Psychological wellbeing practitioners (PWPs) can join the British Psychological Society (BPS) or British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).

Our offer to you

We'll take care of you

  • Free health and wellbeing courses
  • Flexible working options
  • Confidential Care - 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme for you and your family
  • Employment support
  • 5 Ways to Wellbeing self-help guidance

Your career with us

  • Commitment to career development
  • Wide range of learning opportunities
  • Leadership development opportunities
  • Return to practice course
  • Quality supervision and appraisal
  • Coaching and mentoring options

Getting involved

  • Comprehensive induction
  • Chief Executive ‘Our Journey’ events
  • Wide range of research studies
  • Involving others – Together programme
  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD) events

Benefits for you

  • Generous annual leave
  • Great NHS Pension
  • Flexible working
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Refer a friend and earn £500 (T&Cs apply)
  • Stagecoach bus discounts
  • Salary sacrifice Cyclescheme

Awards and recognition

  • Annual Celebrating Achievement Awards
  • Learner Awards
  • Participation at national events and conferences
  • Nominate achievements locally, regionally and nationally
  • Award winning services and staff
  • National participation and contribution to service development

Supporting you to live well.

"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

"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

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.