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Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust is an integrated care organisation. We are dedicated to improving the lives of local people, to maintaining an outstanding reputation for teaching and education, and to embedding innovation and research. We employ over 7,000 people and spend around £430m of public money, largely drawn from our local Clinical Commissioning Group. That Group and this Trust is responsible for the care of 530,000 local people from across North-West Birmingham and all the towns within Sandwell.

Over the last year:

  • 5,795 babies were born at our Trust.
  • There were 191,497 patient attendances plus 31,627 attendances seen under GP triage at our emergency departments with over 40,570 people admitted for a hospital stay.
  • 44,533 day case procedures were carried out.
  • 517,431 patients were seen in our outpatient departments.
  • Over 618,000 patients were seen by community staff.

Our teams are committed to providing compassionate, high quality care from City Hospital on Birmingham’s Dudley Road, from Sandwell General Hospital in West Bromwich, and from our intermediate care hubs at Rowley Regis and Leasowes in Smethwick.

The Trust includes the Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre (a supra-regional eye hospital), as well as the Pan-Birmingham Gynae-Cancer Centre, our Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Centre, and the regional base for the National Poisons Information Service – all based at City.

Inpatient paediatrics, most general surgery, and our stroke specialist centre are located at Sandwell. We have significant academic departments in cardiology, rheumatology, ophthalmology, and neurology.

Over the next decade we will make major investments in three areas: In the skills and training of our workforce; in the technology we use to both care for and communicate with patients and partners; and in our estate – in part through our plan to build the Midland Metropolitan University Hospital to rationalise acute care.


Sandwell & West Birmingham NHS Trust apprenticeship offer

The Apprenticeship team

Sandwell & West Birmingham NHS Trust team

As a large teaching NHS Trust we are committed to developing a talented and skilled workforce. The Trust actively promotes training and development within the organisation and apprenticeships form an important part of this for both new recruits and existing staff.

If you are passionate about delivering excellent healthcare services and joining the largest public sector employer in the UK, then why not consider kick-starting your career within the NHS through an apprenticeship? At our organisation we are looking for talented and enthusiastic individuals who are ready to take on the challenge of working with us as an apprentice. There is a common misconception that apprenticeships are just for young people but the reality is that you can apply for an apprenticeship at any age.

What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship education programme is an integrated work based training and development programme designed around the needs of the employer which develops the knowledge, skills and behaviours of the apprentice and ultimately leads to a nationally accredited apprenticeship qualification. The apprenticeship programme consists of both theory and practice, so much of your learning is developed in the workplace with off-the-job training, assessment and pastoral support provided by our in-house training team, a work based mentor and your manager. Apprenticeship Standards are verified externally via an end point assessment process.

An apprenticeship offers you:

  • hands-on experience and transferable skills

  • earn while you learn

  • paid holidays

  • nationally recognised qualifications

  • regular study time

An apprenticeship opens the door to a career with our Trust. When you have successfully completed your apprenticeship, we want you to stay with us and become part of our team so you will be offered an interview for a permanent position.

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Sandwell & West Birmingham NHS Trust Apprenticeships


We offer a range of apprenticeships, in both clinical and non-clinical areas such as Healthcare Support workers (including maternity), Business Administrators, Phlebotomists, Physiotherapy Assistants and Theatre Assistants.

To search for our current apprenticeship vacancies please visit and apply via the National Apprenticeship website:

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Vision on future apprenticeship

Mission statement

SWB NHS Trust Provider Team consists of NHS professionals providing excellent training for current and future NHS workforce. The team are highly motivated to provide quality training and inspire, challenge and motivate all apprentice learners.

Vision statement

Our Vision is to become renowned as the best NHS Apprenticeship Training Provider in the West Midlands.