Beginning your career

Through excellent education, training and development opportunities, we will support you to develop a career that’s unique to you. 


We believe in investing in our people, that’s why we have a range of opportunities for those who are at the very start of their journey.

Admin apprenticeship

Our medical team couldn’t function without good administrators working behind the scenes. You’ll have the opportunity to work towards qualifications such as business administration or customer service.

Estates and facilities apprenticeship

We offer apprenticeships in facilities management (looking after the buildings) including electrical and mechanical at level 3.

Pharmacy apprenticeship

Pharmacy technicians and pharmacy assistants (also known as pharmacy assistant technical officers ATO) supply, prepare and dispense medicines and products under the supervision of a registered pharmacist.

While most of them work in community pharmacies, many work in the hospital pharmacy service.

Community Works for Health programme

If you live in an area close to one of our hospital, we can help you get an Annex 21 apprenticeship job through the Community Work for Health Programme. The programme offers bespoke pre-employability training and priority access to apprenticeship vacancies.

To qualify for the programme you must meet the following criteria:

  • Over 16 years old
  • Resident in the UK/EU for the past three years
  • Resident of one of the east London boroughs: Newham, Tower Hamlets, Hackney, Waltham Forest and City of London
  • GCSEs in Maths and English

Come along to one of our information days to find out more. If you pass the functional skills (Maths and English) assessment, you can join our short programme and an optional placement to access apprenticeships at Barts Health.

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Healthcare Horizons

Our highly regarded Healthcare Horizons programme enables students to learn more about prospective careers in healthcare, and was recently recognised by the British Medical Association. We offer virtual work experience, pre-employment training, and can also support years 10-13 at schools. 

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Pre-employment training

Our exciting two-week training programme provides eligible 16-30-year-olds the opportunity to access entry level roles and apprenticeship vacancies at Barts Health, as well as the wider health sector. The training brings together guidance on NHS careers, sector-specific skills and knowledge, motivational workshops, an accredited level 2 qualification, and one-to-one support on how to apply for jobs and apprenticeships in the NHS. Successful candidates will also benefit from a talent pool. Most of the jobs available will be within administration or healthcare support roles.

All candidates interested in applying for the pre-employability training programme must send an email with an updated CV to our healthcare careers team. We also accept referrals from employment partners.

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Education programmes

We are a leading teaching hospital with the plan to continuously develop, deliver and evaluate a portfolio of education and training which promotes a patient focused learning and an inclusive, interdisciplinary culture.

We continually anticipate and respond to the changing demands of local and national healthcare economies, ensuring our skilled workforce are equipped with the knowledge, tools and support needed to deliver new models of care.

For schools and colleges

We are currently working with multiple schools within the boroughs of Tower Hamlets, Newham, Hackney and Waltham Forest. We can offer the following support at schools and colleges based in these boroughs:

  • Years 10-13: career talks, attending parent’s evenings to highlight career pathways, virtual work experience platform, year 10 webinars 
  • Years 12-13: summer school, career events, work experience, online mentoring programme.

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For parents and carers

Our virtual parent and carer engagement webinars run throughout the year.

The webinars are free of charge and open to all parents and carers who wish to support their children in making informed decision about their future career in the NHS. The webinars will cover a number of topics including routes into the health careers such as medicine, nursing, midwifery and AHPs, and available apprenticeship pathways.

You can also participate in a live Q&A session.

Supporting people back into employment

Project Search

Award winning Project SEARCH is an initiative that aims to inspire, prepare and guide young people with learning disabilities, autism, and/or a sensory impairment into paid employment. The goal is to provide on-site internship experiences, helping young adults with learning disabilities to acquire the necessary skills to gain competitive employment. The project aims to bridge the gap between education and employment.

Those involved get a unique opportunity to take part in mock interviews, as well as practice their English and Maths skills. It will also cover work behaviour, teamwork, communication, problem solving, budgeting and technology. 

As well as supporting young people into employment, we also offer support to families, and we work closely with parents on issues regarding benefits, housing and health complications. 

Community Works

Our Community Works programme offers those who may face barriers to employment, access to skills training and work placements, to help them access vacancies within the NHS and wider services. It is available to people living in the boroughs of: Tower Hamlets, City of London, Hackney, Newham and Waltham Forest.


The training consists of a one-week course where you will work on communication, teamwork, interview skills, customer service, infection control, compassionate patient care and more. 

Candidates who are interested in the programme and would like to attend an information day should send a CV with their postcode to the team

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