Career Paths

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Other pathways to join the Trust...

There are a host of other opportunities available at the Trust. From apprenticeships and work experience to volunteering. Visit the pages below for more information.

Volunteering at York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a great way to support your local hospital.

We currently have hundreds of volunteers across our Trust making a difference to both our patients and staff. Whether you want to volunteer at York, Scarborough, Bridlington, or Selby hospitals, or some of our smaller community sites, we believe everyone can make a difference. We welcome your application to join us. Volunteering is a great way to give back and gain first-hand experience of an NHS environment, whilst gaining useful skills and knowledge.

In order to apply, we ask that applicants commit to the following:

- Minimum six months of volunteering overall
- One 4-hour volunteering shift a week
- Be aged 16 or over (with parental consent).
 Please note: some roles are for those 18 years old or over due to the nature of the ward environment.
- Before starting, our volunteers must attend a mandatory Volunteer Recruitment Information Session and a separate Ward Induction Session (normally ward-based for four hours).

Please visit our website to see if our application form for our next recruitment event is live. If not, you are more than welcome to fill out the Expression of Interest Form and we will contact you when recruitment is open for applications.

If you have any questions, or would like to contact the Volunteering Team, you can do so via our email or
by phoning: 01904 724229

Apprenticeships provide routes into a variety of careers and offer the opportunity to earn, learn and achieve nationally recognised qualifications at the same time.

New apprenticeship reforms came into effect in April 2017 with the aim to improve skills and productivity in the UK. In order to support this, the government is making significant changes to how apprenticeships are funded and what an apprentice will actually do. Historical apprenticeship frameworks are gradually being replaced with newly developed apprenticeship standards. This means that we are able to offer training and qualifications to our staff which are specific to a variety of healthcare roles.

At York Teaching Hospitals we are very excited to be working with local training providers to be able to offer a variety of new developmental and trainee positions in line with the vast array of healthcare specific apprenticeship standards which are now available. Apprentices and trainees working with us will be given a full contract of employment with the Trust for the length of their qualification; therefore they will be entitled to the same terms and conditions (including annual leave entitlement) as all other Trust employees. We take great pride in training the highest quality staff to provide the best patient experience possible, so every effort will be made to work closely with our apprentices to ensure that there are onward career prospects with us after the completion of the qualification.

If you have any queries, please contact the Trust Work Based Learning Team on 01723 385242.

Work Experience and Clinical Shadowing
Clinical shadowing is when a student (either sixth form/college, university or mature) shadows a clinician around for the day to see what their job is like.

This is for students aged 17 or older (18 or older for shadowing in theatres, midwifery and paediatrics), in any area of the hospital, subject to availability. It is for students who are yet to start a further education course in their chosen healthcare profession (e.g. a sixth form student who wants to study nursing at university, or a mature student currently studying an access course who wants to pursue midwifery).

Clinical shadowing information is available by clicking here. We also advise you to keep an eye on social media for our latest updates. We encourage School age students to keep in touch with their Careers leads at their schools as they will also know what and when opportunities are available. You can also contact us at for further information.

We are proud to offer our Multi-Professional Preceptorship Programme to all newly registered practitioners.  

We are proud to offer our Multi-Professional Preceptorship Programme to all newly registered practitioners. This is a wonderful opportunity to welcome you into your new teams and our Trust, providing you with support and guidance as you develop in confidence and competence whilst transitioning from student to autonomous professional. Preceptorship lasts 12 months and you will be assigned a preceptee who will support, coach, mentor and guide you through regular meetings, alongside a programme of structured learning

Preceptorship Information