There are two routes available to become a HCA:
If you have worked in a similar role and already have NVQ L2 or a relevant care qualification, then you can start in a HCA role with additional training and support. You’ll join the team for a week’s WHH induction and then do a three week placement on you Ward/ Department, support by a buddy.
You’ll build on your care skills and learn how to take observations like blood pressure and take on more tasks to support our nurses.
If you are happy in this role that’s great, but if you wanted to progress find out how we can support you to become a Nursing Associate here.
If you don’t have experience, don’t worry. The apprenticeship is ideal and is for people of all ages, not just school leavers. Our HCA come from all walks of life, some have worked in retail, admin, warehouses and even on airlines.
You’ll earn as you learn and over 12-18 months, linking with a local college to gain your NVQ L2 in care. WHH will provide a weekly study time on the ward so you can apply your learning in practice and work towards your qualification.
We’ll support you all the way.