Current visiting times

After suspending visiting earlier in the year, we are now able to offer limited visiting to some wards at the discretion of the nurse in-charge.”

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Messages for loved ones and keeping in touch

We recognise the impact that a long stay in hospital can have on families and the importance of maintaining strong communication.  Our ward staff are keeping in touch with patients’ next of kin directly and our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) can help pass on personal messages from family and friends.

Read more information about messages for loved ones…

Current visiting times

After suspending visiting earlier in the year, we are now able to offer limited visiting to some wards at the discretion of the nurse in-charge.”

Read more on visiting times...


Messages for loved ones and keeping in touch

We recognise the impact that a long stay in hospital can have on families and the importance of maintaining strong communication.  Our ward staff are keeping in touch with patients’ next of kin directly and our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) can help pass on personal messages from family and friends.

Read more information about messages for loved ones…

During your stay in hospital you will meet a number of different members of staff.  All members of staff wear name badges, but if you are not sure who someone is or what they do, please feel free to ask them to introduce themselves and explain what they do. 

If you have any questions about your treatment, please ask a doctor or a nurse.

There are lots of opportunities for you to get involved with the Trust, from volunteering to attending our public meetings, our Annual General Meeting or our hospital open day which is held every year.

Business and Administration Apprenticeship

Last updated: 10 November 2020

The Business Administration Apprenticeship is a work-based training programme that provides a step into the NHS. Designed around the needs of the workplace and employees our apprenticeship programme is suitable for people who want to work within a patient environment, are at least 16 years old (there is no upper age limit), and who are committed to undertaking a 12 month full-time apprenticeship programme (37.5 hour per week).

What do Apprentices gain from the Apprenticeship?

  • Functional skills in Math, English and ICT at Level 1
  • A substantive Band 2 position at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust on successful completion of the programme within the required schedule with the opportunity to progress within a business administration role.
  • Tutorial and assessor support
  • Weekly working hours 37.5 – flexible working required with some weekend working
  • 27 days paid annual leave plus 8 Bank Holiday days
  • Eligible for NHS Pension Contribution Scheme.

“My apprenticeship has given me a career I love within the NHS. I have gained so much knowledge within my job role and I wish to continue on to my level 4 and beyond. The support I get for my apprenticeship is incredible, and it has given me a real insight into what career path I want to lead. I feel much more confident and would recommend an apprenticeship to anyone.”

“It has been a solid grounding and given me many new perspectives. It’s also helped me grow/develop as individual whilst gaining experience and meeting a variety of people.”

Apply via our Apprenticeship Provider, HTP Apprenticeship College - Click Here

 

Frequently Asked Questions

This is a work based learning programme that follows the curriculum set for the Business and Administration Level 2 Apprenticeship Framework.   During the course of the apprenticeship you will learn the skills required to work in an office environment such as answering the telephone, dealing with queries, producing documents.

There are no formal entry requirements to undertake this apprenticeship.

You will be based at one of the Portsmouth Hospital sites either at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham, our centre at Rodney Road or our Health Records Library.

The majority of the training will take place in the workplace with regular visits from your training consultant. Some skills training such as ICT may take place offsite if required.

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust pay newly appointed apprentices in accordance with the national apprentice wage - £3.70 per hour.

You will work 37.5 hours per week, evening or weekend working may be required depending on the department you are placed in.

Our annual leave year runs from April to March. In this time you will be entitled to 27 days holiday plus 8 Bank Holidays.

Apprentices are placed in a department where there is a potential vacancy. Providing you work successfully and complete the apprenticeship you will be offered a permanent Band 2 role within the Trust.

Further development opportunities are available upon completion of the apprenticeship, such as the Level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship.

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