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Nursing Associate Apprenticeship

NHS England Apprenticeships
Competitive salary
Closing date
31 Mar 2023

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Job summary

We are looking for candidates who have a positive and caring attitude, along with having a collaborative, compassionate and open approach to their work

We want to recruit people with a genuine desire to care and to develop their skills and experience through a funded Nursing Associate Apprenticeship Programme. This course requires no previous experience in care as you will be fully supported to complete your induction process, care certificate and gain experience prior to the start of the course.

Main duties of the job

The Trainee Nursing Associate course is two years of development, through a mixture of work based learning and university study. There are two placements per year where you will be working in a variety of settings. These provide further insight into the role and support you in fulfilling the requirements set by the NMC.

The role is demanding and the right candidate will demonstrate the required maturity, professionalism and dedication to manage the combined requirements of studying whilst working, with the resilience and tenacity to continue at times of pressure.
  • Minimum of Level 3 (NVQ/Diploma/ 2x A-Level qualification) or equivalent, ideally in Health and Social care related subject meeting the university entry requirements.
  • Functional skills at minimum level 2 in Maths and English or GCSE in Maths and English Grade C/4 or above
  • Car driver, or ability to travel to attend university study and daily commute
  • Minimum 30 hours contract, must be a substantive post.
  • Meets the ESFA funding requirements in that non-UK nationals areeligible for funding if they have been ordinarily resident in the UK for at least the previous 3 years on the first day of their apprenticeship and have permission from the UK government to live in the UK (not for educational purposes) or have obtained pre-settled or settled status under EUSS.

Please see attached Job description and person specification for full details of roles and responsibilities.

About us

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust (SFT) is an innovative hospital with a proud heritage and over 250 years of experience behind us. Here we're driven to deliver an outstanding experience for everyone and have been well regarded for the quality of care and treatment we continue to provide for our patients and also our staff.

We are an acute Trust, rated "Good" by the CQC, with a track record of high performance providing regional and super regional specialist services such as: Burns, Plastics & Reconstructive Surgery, Wessex Regional Genetics Laboratory, Wessex Rehabilitation, Spires Cleft Centre and the Duke of Cornwall Spinal Treatment Centre. We have about 470 beds and employ over 4000 staff.

We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. We think working here is pretty rewarding. You can access a range of NHS discounts, receive a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme. On-site benefits include car parking (fee applies), leisure centre, day nursery and holiday play scheme.

Salisbury is an attractive place to live and work and really gives you the best of everything. With easy access to London and local airports, the city of Southampton is only a short train or car journey away or if you prefer the sea, Bournemouth is also accessible. Don't just take our word for it, why not explore what Salisbury has to offer by visiting

Date posted

13 January 2023

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 3


£21,730 to £23,177 a year Pro rata for part time minimum 30 hour contract needed.




2 years

Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

Salisbury NHS Foundation trust




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