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Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner Apprenticeship - Kent and Medway

Have you considered training in Low Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and getting paid to make a real difference?

If so, our Apprentice Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner programme could be the role for you!

Here at Vita Health Group, we support each of our apprentices to become confident, patient-focused clinicians. We work with you to develop your clinical skills throughout your course, celebrating your successes and encouraging your professional development.

We have several opportunities for enthusiastic and committed Apprentice Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (Apprentice PWPs) to join our expanding Talking Therapies service operating across Kent and Medway.

Getting to know Us

Hello! We are Vita Health Group – we are one of the lead providers of NHS Talking Therapies services across Kent and Medway, providing vital mental health support to clients within the practice area. We are super proud of the work we do at Step 2 and see the life-changing impact of our practice every single day!

We really do practice what we preach here at Vita, with a company-wide focus on staff wellbeing, a flexible and creative approach to work and a real culture of openness and support. We love to see our colleagues thrive and achieve their personal goals, so we place a real emphasis on quality supervision and rich CPD.

The Role

In this role, you will provide Low Intensity CBT-based interventions whilst undertaking the Level 6 Certificate in Psychological Wellbeing Practice delivered by the University of Exeter commencing in September 2024. This training post will equip you with the skills and knowledge to provide evidence-based treatment to clients with a range of common mental health problems such as anxiety and depression.

You will be joining a motivated team of mental health professionals and experienced supervisors, who will support you to complete both your academic study and your clinical delivery.

A typical working week includes 3 days of clinical practice in the service which can be worked remotely or by hybrid working and 2 days attending university which will be a mixture of face to face teaching and remote learning.

For more information on the course please follow the link below:

Getting to know you


  • Evidence of study at level 5 and also Level 2 English and Maths (GCSE certificates or equivalent; at C grade/level 4 or above)
  • At least 1 year paid or volunteer work in a mental health setting in a role directly supporting the mental health of others
  • Evidence of interpersonal skills to engage and develop working alliances with colleagues and patients
  • Evidence of an openness to learning new knowledge and skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Excellent administrative and time management skills
  • An awareness of and commitment to supporting and facilitating diversity and inclusion


  • Knowledge and use of CBT techniques in the treatment of common mental health difficulties
  • Experience of telephone working

Other Requirements:

Applicants must submit a personal statement as part of their application, outlining the reasons for applying and summarising their relevant experience.

Please note:

  • Shortlisted applicants must be available to attend interviews held either w/c 17th June or w/c 24th June. All interviews will be held remotely via Microsoft Teams.
  • Applicants must be available to commence the role for induction with Vita Health Group on 27th August and with the university on 3rd September 2024. All essential equipment will be provided.
  • A Disclosure and Barring check (DBS, formerly CRB) will be required by the service for appointment to post.
  • Applicants who have completed an NHS-funded psychological professions training programme within the last two years are not eligible to apply.
  • Only those with the right to work in the UK without restriction and eligible for Home Fee status can be recruited. These rules are set by the UK government and cannot be changed by individual universities or the NHS.

Why Vita Health Group?

Vita Health Group celebrates life. Improving lives physically and mentally drives everything we do.  Now part of Spire Healthcare Group plc we have been providing physical and mental health services for over 30 years. We work in partnership with the NHS, are engaged by insurers and some of the UK’s largest corporate companies to support their workforce and provide a full range of physiotherapy services to private customers.

To achieve our mission of Making People Better, we recognise the importance of investing in our staff. We are an award-winning employer recently recognised nationally as “Best Company to Work for” at the Health and Wellbeing Awards 2024.

This is also recognised by current employees – our most recent Employee Survey results showed the top 5 reasons to work here as being:

  • Supportive team and management
  • Positive work environment
  • Wellbeing and mental health support
  • Trust and respect
  • Autonomy and flexibility

We are keen to progress your skills and enable career development and provide regular Continued Professional Development opportunities including secondments, management training, a mentoring scheme, apprenticeships and regular events and webinars across a range of clinical disciplines.  In addition to a competitive salary, we also offer the opportunity of a flexible work life balance and a comprehensive benefits package which you can view here:

Vita Health Group is proud to be an equal opportunities employer and is seeking to improve the diversity of its workforce.  We are committed to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion best practice and positively encourage applications from candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion/belief, marital status, or pregnancy/maternity.  For further information on our EDI commitments please view here: Vita Health Groups commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

We are committed to being equitable and supporting the wellbeing of all employees.

  • We are a Mindful Employer
  • Our status as a Disability Confident Leader dedicated to ensuring that all candidates are treated fairly throughout the recruitment process. All disabled candidates that meet the minimum essential criteria will be invited to interview.
  • Our Ethnicity Matters Scheme where all applicants for senior roles (£40,000+) from a minority ethnic group that meet the essential criteria will be invited for interview.
  • Our Gender Matters Scheme where all women applicants for senior roles (£60,000+) that meet the essential criteria will be invited to interview.
  • Our sign up to the Armed Forces Covenant.  
  • Our status as a Menopause Friendly Committed employer
  • Our sign up to the Employer with Heart Charter.  
  • Our commitment to meet the standards outlined in the NHS Equality Delivery System (EDS). Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) and Workforce Disability Equality Standard (WDES).
  • Access to health and wellbeing services for colleagues including Mental Health Advocates and an Employee Assistance Programme.
  • An embedded “speaking up” culture facilitated by Freedom to Speak Up Guardians.
  • Treating transgender individuals with dignity and recognising the potential complications that may arise when taking references. We encourage applicants to contact HR at to discuss or amend how we manage reference requests.

Should you wish to discuss any adjustment or assistance you need in the application or interview process please contact and we will facilitate.

Please note, all applicants must be legally entitled to accept and perform work in the UK and all positions are subject to a DBS check. 

Any data which you share with us throughout the hiring process will be stored securely within the UK and is accessible only by staff who require it. Should your application be unsuccessful, your data will be securely destroyed after 6 months. 

Vita Health Group reserves the right to close this job when sufficient applications have been received.



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