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James Paget University Hospital

Lowestoft Road, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, NR31 6LA

About us

The JPUH is a vibrant university hospital providing the best possible care to a population of 230,000 residents across Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft and Waveney, as well as to the many visitors who come to this part of East Anglia. Our main site in Gorleston is supported by services at Lowestoft Hospital, the Newberry Clinic and other outreach clinics in the local area.

Our vision is to deliver excellence in healthcare, high quality education and research.

The Trust provides a full range of general acute services plus a number of specialised services. We work collaboratively with a number of local primary care colleagues and community services, to ensure that patients receive the best care in the right place. The Trust has 440 inpatient beds; a mix of critical, intensive and high dependency care, general surgery and medicine, maternity, paediatrics and neonatal.

Working for JPUH

We employ 3,000 staff, making us the largest local employer in the area. Our staff act as ambassadors for the Trust and are guided by four key values which underpin the work that we all do. These are to put patients first; aim to get it right; recognise that everybody counts; and do everything openly and honestly.

As a University Hospital, the Trust trains over one third of the medical students from the University of East Anglia and has a strong national reputation for research and excellence in the quality of their training facilities.

What we can offer you

Situated between two popular holiday destinations, and with a steadily increasing local population of over 230,000, the JPUH is the largest local employer in the area with over 3,000 staff.

Medical School

The University of East Anglia (UEA) Medical School opened at the James Paget University Hospital in 2002 and in 2006 we obtained University Hospital status. This development has delivered tremendous benefits for our patients in raising the quality of care and the profile of the Trust with its high quality of medical education, with the establishment of the Faculty of Health at the University of East Anglia and our excellent links with the Norwich Medical School here at the James Paget University Hospital.


Apprenticeships at JPUH are a great way to earn whilst you learn. You can study relevant training in our organisation and gain transferable skills that will benefit your future career.

The basics:

  • You will be contracted to work for a fixed term of 12 months on an Intermediate Apprenticeship or 18 months on an Advanced Apprenticeship.
  • Hours of work are full time (37.5 hours a week).
  • Salary is £102.38 a week paid by credit transfer monthly in arrears (national minimum wage for apprentices); however if aged 19 or over, national minimum wage will apply from month 13 to month 18 if on a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship.
  • Holiday entitlement is 27 days paid leave per year plus public holidays.


  • Our apprentices are actively encouraged to get involved in enrichment activities, such as fundraising, careers events and trips and we try to offer apprentices opportunities to broaden their experience.
  • You will gain specific skills and knowledge you need to succeed in your chosen industry i.e. acute healthcare.
  • Develop skills and knowledge that are applicable to all types of careers e.g. communication skills.
  • Hands-on training gives you a real chance to put your skills into practice and helps you to gain more confidence in a working environment.
  • NHS and student discounts across many retailers; apprentices are eligible for free car parking at the JPUH site.

Find out more about what we can offer on our Apprenticeships page

Work Experience

Young people can also take part in several work placements at the JPUH. Work placements can offer valuable insight and experience into your chosen field of work. For more information about work placements visit our Work Experience page or please contact the Work Experience Team.

Find out more

If you would like to know more about working for the James Paget University Hospitals then please visit our Work For Us page.

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