Are you caring and compassionate? Can you help us achieve our goals, to live free from stigma and discrimination and improve the lives of people with a learning disability and ill mental health?

At LYPFT, our vision is to provide excellent mental health and learning disability services as an employer of choice and support our service users, carers, staff and the communities we serve to live healthy and fulfilling lives.  

We offer Apprenticeships at entry level, such as Health Care Support Worker (HSW) posts in our Mental Health and Learning Disability Services. By choosing an apprenticeship with us, you will gain a diploma qualification in Adult Social Care, a wealth of experience and hands-on knowledge.

We also offer apprenticeship programmes to upskill our existing workforce and “grow our own!”


Sam Ibison, Apprenticeship and Widening Participation Lead at LYPFT

“Apprenticeships are a great option when considering a career at LYPFT. They offer the opportunity to learn ‘on the job’ whilst gaining a qualification and earning a salary. There are a huge range of clinical and non-clinical programmes to choose from. Whether you are at the start of your employment journey or looking to progress in your career by developing your existing experience, skills and knowledge, there could be an apprenticeship that’s right for you.”

Apprentice Health Care Support Worker

We offer Apprentice Health Care Support Worker (HSW) posts in our Mental Health and Learning Disability Services.

The L2 Apprenticeship in Adult Social Care is an 18-month programme. You will be working 37.5 hours a week in mental health or learning disability services. Here you will complete a Level 2 Diploma in Adult Social Care and certificates in Maths and English if required. We currently provide the learning element of the apprenticeship remotely online. We support you with a tutor and a workplace buddy throughout the apprenticeship period.


An apprentice health care support worker in mental health and learning disabilities is often the team member spending the most time with service users. So the relationships and trust you develop are really important.

In mental health, you will be working alongside a nurse or allied health professional within a multidisciplinary team to deliver direct care to service users. You will learn to support vulnerable people with many aspects of their day to day living, helping them take care of themselves and live a fulfilled life.

To start an apprenticeship, you’ll need to be:

  • Aged 18 or over (some limited options for 16-17 year olds)
  • Right to work in the UK permit
  • Resident in the UK for a minimum of 3 years
  • Not currently undertaking another apprenticeship
  • Entry level numeracy and literacy

Benefits of undertaking an apprenticeship with us:

Potential offer of permanent employment at the end of the apprenticeship period.

Continue your studies through an apprenticeship at a higher level with the potential option of university.

Support people to live their lives to the fullest.

Celebrating our Apprentices

We celebrated our first annual Apprenticeship Celebration Event this year. Everyone who completed their apprenticeship programme received certificates from Chief Executive Sara Munro. Apprentices and a manager/mentor who demonstrate exemplary Trust values were recognised and presented with awards.


Meet the team

Name: Samantha Ibison (Sam)

Job Title: Apprenticeship and Widening Participation Lead


Contact Number: 0798941328


Name: Michelle Wood

Job Title: Apprenticeship Officer


Contact Number: 07903241849


Name: Emily Bird

Job Title: Widening Participation Officer


Contact Number: 07416440390


Name: Rebecca Kirkbright (Becky)

Job Title: Organisational Development Administrator


Contact Number: 07416440421