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Scotland's largest Healthboard will soon be recruiting 75 young people aged between 16 and 24 years into a wide range of full time work based training programmes with the guarantee of a permanent contract of employment on successful completion of the programme. 

Entry requirements vary for each post and will range from  National 4 qualifications or their equivalent up to Higher’s or equivalent.  


Forthcoming Events

Modern Apprentice in Orthothics - Orthotics Techical Assistant Information Event - Registration Essential

12th December Gartnaval General Hospital

Candidates who meet the selection criteria of three National 4's, one of which must be in Maths or a Technical Subject are invited to attend an information session on our Modern Apprenticeship programme within Orthotics.

The Orthotics Department provides body worn devices to patients to help with their mobility, improve function or reduce pain.

An Orthotist is a registered healthcare professional who will assess a person’s needs and may provide an orthoses or body supports such as leg and hand splints, spinal braces, knee braces and special footwear.  

Attendance is not mandatory for applicants and is not part of the selection process.

Spaces are limited and must be booked in advance.

We will confirm slots allocated no later than  12 noon on Thursday 8th December.  This will be an evening event and a parent or carer is welcome to accompany you.

Please advise when requesting your slot if you require one or two places and confirm the level and details of the qualification(s) that you hold.

Please click this link to reserve your slot.  

Please click this link to find out more about this vacancy.

What will be recruiting for this year?

We anticipate that our opportunities will include apprenticeships  in the following areas:

  • Administration
  • Decontamination – Sterile Services
  • E-health – Health Records, Library Assistant and IT Procurement
  • Engineering – Estates, Sterile Services, Medical Physics and Bio-engineering
  • Health and Safety
  • Healthcare support workers – Community Services including Community Children’s Services and Oral Health
  • Healthcare Support Workers – Health Science Services including Audiology, Ophthalmology and Orthotics 
  • Health care Support workers – Nursing specialties including Theatres
  • Life Sciences – Laboratories
  • Pharmacy - Pharmacy Technicians
  • Prosthetics – Prosthetics Technician

Why choose an NHSGGC Apprenticeship?

We believe that our apprenticeship opportunities offer young people an outstanding start to their working life.  We offer nationally recognised qualifications up to HNC level or equivalent (SCQF Level 7), paid work experience and on-the-job training from day one.

Our trainees start on a minimum salary of £16,000 per year and have access to all the benefits available to NHS Staff.  This includes 27 days paid annual leave, 8 paid public holidays per year and enrolment in the NHS Pension Scheme.

The NHS GGC Modern Apprenticeship programme is open to young people aged between 16 and 24 years and offers training opportunities in 9 different apprenticeship frameworks.  These have been developed by the sector skills councils (industry specific employer led organisations) to meet the needs and expectations of employers.

The qualifications you will gain during the training programme are nationally recognised qualifications delivered by professional training providers.   The qualifications are funded through the Skills Development Scotland Modern Apprenticeship programme and there is no cost to the individual trainee.

All trainees who successfully complete the NHS GGC Modern Apprenticeship programme will be offered permanent employment within the organisation.    We have established career pathways and development programmes within the organisation which support ongoing career development and  support employees to work towards higher level qualifications, to develop their skills and progress within the NHS in Scotland.

If for some reason trainees chose not to remain with us on completion of training then they leave us with recognised qualifications and training, work experience and references, and a real advantage over other applicants in an increasingly competitive graduate job market.