Our core purpose is to work with people and lead communities in improving their mental and physical health and wellbeing for a better life; through delivering excellent and responsive prevention, diagnosis, early intervention, treatment and care.
All the information you need about working for us, recruitment, job opportunities and careers within mental health, learning disability and substance misuse services in Surrey and Hampshire.
Our research and development aims are to embed a vibrant research culture within our Trust, increase the opportunities for people to participate in research and ensure that our research benefits people who use services, carers, families and our communities.
Occupational therapists provide practical support to help people overcome barriers caused by illness, trauma, disability, ageing or accidents that are preventing them from having an independent life.
An apprenticeship combines practical training in a job with study. An apprentice gains technical knowledge, practical experience and wider skills you need for your immediate job and future career, all while being paid in a job.
Our Trust offers pre-registration training route via Apprenticeships for this profession, enabling you to achieve your Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registration. Depending on your existing qualifications, you could be eligible for the Occupational Therapy Degree Apprenticeship.
Below is an example of the Occupational Therapist Career Pathway, listed in pay bands.
Workplace settings for Occupational Therapists:
Below are examples of the different apprenticeships levels that are available to progress in our Occupational Therapist Career Pathway. Depending on your qualifications and experience, you may be able to join higher level apprenticeships.
Who is it for?
If you are new to working in care you may find this apprenticeship helpful. It is aimed at those working in services supporting registered practitioners deliver Mental Health and other healthcare services. This Apprenticeship can also give employees recognition of their current skills.
Apprenticeship Duration: 12 months plus End Point Assessment
Who is it for?
Senior Healthcare Support Workers help registered practitioners deliver healthcare services to people. As an experienced support worker, you carry out a range of clinical and non-clinical healthcare or therapeutic tasks, under the direct or indirect supervision of the registered healthcare practitioner.
Our Training Provider: We have partnered with Dynamic Training to deliver this apprenticeship.
Apprenticeship Duration: 24 months plus End Point Assessment
If you are new to working in care you may find this apprenticeship helpful. It is for those working in a Social Care environment such as a Learning Disabilities Care Home or My Time Service without Nursing.
Entry Criteria: An ideal entry into the occupation and supports progression within the sector. For this Apprenticeship, you do not require previous experience, however, you will need to complete the Care Certificate programme first and be working in one of our Care Teams.
Lead Adult Care Workers are the frontline staff who help adults with care and support needs to achieve personal goals and live as independently and safely as possible enabling them the have control and choice in their lives.
This Apprenticeship is for colleagues who wish to expand their level of interest in Adult Care. Colleagues who might be interested in this programme may be in one of the following roles: Occupational Therapy Assistant, Assistant Physiotherapist, Assistant Speech and Language Therapist.
Functional Skills: Prior to starting this programme, you will be supported to gain Level 2 English and maths Functional Skills if you do not have GCSE English and Maths at Grade C/4.
Apprenticeship Duration: 15 months plus 3 months for End Point Assessment
Who is for?
Employees who wish to train as Occupational Therapists.
The title Occupational Therapist is protected, so you must complete a registered, accredited degree-level course to practise as an Occupational Therapist. Occupational Therapist are approved by the Health Care Professionals Council (HCPC) and accredited by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists. The Trust has partnered with Canterbury Christ Church University to deliver the Occupational Therapist Apprenticeship programme and our staff on programme complete placements for this programme with our Surrey Heartlands Integrated Care Board Partners Surrey and Borders Partnership offers an Occupational Therapist Degree Apprenticeship as well as a Career pathway for Occupational Therapists from Health Care Support Worker (Band 2) to Occupational Therapist (Band 5) and beyond.
We recommend the following steps are taken to apply for this Apprenticeship: