This policy has been developed to provide a standardised and equitable approach to the employment of Apprentices within the Trust. The Learning & Development Department will lead and manage the apprenticeship programme. All Apprentices will be managed in accordance with Trust Policies and Procedures with the exceptions outlined in this Policy.



This policy applies to all Trust Managers and those with responsibility for the identification of vacancies, recruitment and development of staff. For the purpose of this policy the term apprentice refers to those staff members specifically recruited on an apprentice contract; this policy will apply to apprentices. Existing members of staff who are undertaking apprentice qualifications but not on an apprentice contract are not within the scope of this policy and should refer instead to the Education Learning and Development policy.



ASPH aims to actively support the recruitment of apprentices in order to grow talent in shortage areas, provide career pathways for our staff and enable our workforce to reach it’s potential.

The purpose of this document is to guide Trust Managers in the identification of apprentice roles, placement and support of apprentices on the workplace. This starts from the initial expression of interest in apprentices to the successful completion of an apprentice placement. It covers the employment period, study leave, terms and conditions of contracts and requirements for apprentices including those who are employed under the age of 18 years.


Policy Details

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Compiled by: Margaret Buckley, QCF and Apprenticeship Programme Lead
Ratified by: Trust Executive Committee
Date Ratified: June 2016
Date Issued: August 2016
Review Date: June 2018
Target Audience: Trust Managers
Contact name: Margaret Buckley, QCF and Apprenticeship Programme Lead