Published date: 1 October 2020

Closed opportunity - This means that the contract is currently closed. The buying department may be considering suppliers that have already applied, or no suitable offers were made.

Closing: 2 November 2020, 12pm

Contract summary


  • Education and training services - 80000000

Location of contract


Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

1 October 2020

Closing date

2 November 2020

Closing time


Contract start date

1 April 2021

Contract end date

31 March 2022

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure

Any interested supplier may submit a tender in response to an opportunity notice.

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Health Education England are inviting bidders to submit a tender response to design, develop and deliver a model for recruiting non graduates into entry level digital roles, via apprenticeships. The purpose of the pilot is to determine the best route to recruit, select and appoint learners into vacant digital, data and technology roles within the health and care system and to establish a pipeline of talent for future development within the system. The pilot will demonstrate collaborative working across its region and gain consensus across the patch for a standardised approach to recruiting learners onto digital apprenticeships and establish the vendor qualification as the basic entry level qualification sought for the informatics career pathway. It will also determine a pathway to continue their development onto graduate routes, such as the Digital, Data & Technology Graduate Scheme (DDaT). The pilot will establish a model which, if successful, could be adopted and replicated nationwide in 2022. The contract will be for one year, commencing 01 April 2021.

About the buyer

Contact name

Ann Lewis


1st Floor, Blenheim House
Duncombe Street
United Kingdom


Closing: 2 November 2020, 12pm