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Nursing Associate Apprentice - Nursing and Quality

NHS England Apprenticeships
Competitive salary
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Job summary

2 year Trainee Nursing Associate Apprenticeship leading to a Nursing Associate Foundation Degree with University Plymouth NHS trust starting September 22.

The Nursing Associate apprenticeship programme combines and integrates both academic and work-based learning through close collaboration between University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust and the University of Plymouth.

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, applicants will graduate with a foundation degree (level 5 qualification), enter a profession regulated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and be employed by UHP as a Band 4 Nursing Associate (on condition of having successfully completed the End Point Assessment of the apprenticeship).

If you are unable to attend for interview scheduled for the 21st or 22nd June 2022 or do not meet the minimum criteria you should not apply at this time, future opportunities will be available to apply for the March 23 cohort.

***Preference will be given to internal Trust staff, as well as 'Priority' and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon who are able to display recent relevant experience as dictated by the Person Specification.***

Main duties of the job

To deliver high quality, compassionate care under the direction of a Registered Nurse (or other registered care professional dependent on setting) with a focus on promoting health and independence.

Work as part of a designated clinical and care team delivering care that focuses on the direct needs of the individual

Carry out specific delegated clinical and care tasks and responsibilities to a high standard and competency, under the direction and supervision of a registered nurse or other registered care professionals dependent on setting

The two year apprenticeship is made up of:

20% university attendance

20% off the job learning (dedicated experiential learning in a clinical environment)

60% work-based learning including work as part of the unregistered workforce team

About us

We are a people business - where every member of staff matters and can make a difference. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Joining University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust means becoming part of a team of dedicated staff, who are committed to leading the way through innovation, clinical excellence and great customer care. The Trust has great opportunities for career development in a highly progressive working environment. We offer all of this in a vibrant, modern city with a historic reputation for adventure.PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL COMMUNICATION WILL BE ELECTRONIC, PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL ACCOUNT REGULARLY.If you have any issues with applying online and need additional support including reasonable adjustments with the application process please contact the recruitment team on 01752 432100.We recognise that work life balance is important for our colleagues and so we invite requests from applicants around less than full time/flexible working for our advertised roles. Please contact the recruiting manager to discuss this prior to your application submission. We commit to giving this full consideration in each case. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles, as diversity strengthens our teams.It is sometimes necessary to close vacancies before the closing date. If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted.

Date posted

24 May 2023

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 3


£22,816 to £24,336 a year £22,816 - £24,336 Per Annum Pro Rata




24 months

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number


Job locations

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust





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