Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Business Administration Apprentice

Main area
Business Administration
Fixed term for 13 months
37.5 hours per week
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£180 per week
28/07/2019 23:59

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.


Many of our recruitment programmes use Value Based Interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significant difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.

For more information about our Values and Value Based Interviewing please visit www.ouh.nhs.uk/about/vision-and-values



Would you like a career in Business Administration and be part of our valued NHS?

Oxford University Hospitals Foundation Trust has fantastic opportunities for you to learn whilst you earn and develop your professional skills and your career in Business Administration.

As a Business Apprentice you will have exciting opportunities to join either the Specialist Medicine Teams or the General Surgery Teams based at the Churchill Hospital Oxford.

The Specialist Medicine Directorate is a busy and friendly part of the MRC Division with lots of exciting developments and career opportunities. We as a directorate offer diverse and unique opportunities, encompassing seven services including: Clinical Immunology, Dermatology, Infectious Diseases, Sexual Health, Clinical Genetics, OCDEM (Oxford Centre for Diabetic and Endocrine Medicine) and Respiratory.

Each service has its own unique accreditations and accomplishments with an extensive range of learning opportunities, which will give you a varied range of knowledge and experience within the broader medical sectors to enable a greater range of career opportunities.

As a Directorate we can offer you a range of skills from Basic Admin, Business Governance, Performance analysis and a guide to financial accounts and what it’s like to manage a ‘in excess’ of £47 Million Budget.  

From ground breaking Genomic and Diabetics research to advanced technologies and leading medical programmes we can offer a diverse and exciting learning experience that can be the foundations of a successful NHS career.

In General Surgery the apprentices will be supporting the administration in three main areas, the secretary role, the elective access role and the emergency surgery admin role.  Within these roles you will learn all the administrative tasks, this will included prepping clinics, theatre lists, booking appointments, telephone work, booking pre op assessment and carry out all admin tasks relating to ambulatory patients

As a trainee administrator you will be an integral part of the teams.

We are on the search for committed and enthusiastic individuals who are ready to take on the challenge of working with us as an apprentice. Our new apprentice will need to have good communication skills and keen to develop professionally and personally.

We offer the chance to take on real responsibility and learn from experienced staff and make most of every opportunity to fulfil your ambition.

Apprenticeships will last 13 months and training leads to a full level 2 qualification - with some apprentices having the opportunity to progress right through to degree level. Joining our apprenticeship programme will help you network with other young apprentices and lay the foundations for professional contacts to develop your career.

Our commitment to you includes a structured training plan, fully paid study time; job rotation, professional support and an opportunity to kick start your career within the NHS.

The training programme involves exciting opportunities and you will

·         Learn how to undertake efficient administration and clerical duties

·         Develop IT skills including  working with bespoke programmes

·         Learn how to deal with sensitive and confidential information

·         Learn to deal with patients in a face to face environment and deliver a compassionate service

·         Work with other administrative staff across the hospital

·         Complete a Business Administration Level 2 Diploma

·         Complete Functional Skills if required

Please click on the below link to apply:

For further information please contact: apprenticeships@ouh.nhs.uk

Or call 01865 225652

Closing date:  28th of July 2019

Interview date: 6th of  August 2019

Potential start date: Late September 2019

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