New apprenticeship in mental health launches in Leeds

A special mental health NHS apprenticeship scheme is being launched in Leeds following a successful pilot.

Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust’s (LYPFT) new scheme which will recruit 10 apprentices across the region who will train for a year from April to gain Level 2 Diplomas in Health and Social Care as well as numeracy, literacy and IT qualifications.

The 12-month course is comprised of two six-month placements in the trust’s clinical services. All successful apprentices are guaranteed an interview for a full-time health support worker role.

Salli Midgeley, assistant director of nursing at LYPFT, said: “We already have high levels of interest from clinical teams to get involved in this project and ensure a future for apprentices in our services.”