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Apprentice Nursing Associate

NHS England Apprenticeships
Competitive salary
Closing date
16 Jun 2023

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Job summary

As part of ensuring we have a workforce for the future the Trust is delighted to be participating in the training of Nursing Associates. These posts have been designed to meet future healthcare service needs and to develop members of our existing workforce.

Successful applicants will be seconded into an apprenticeship post for two years , all education costs will be funded by Health Education England and the Trust.

Throughout the two year apprenticeship, apprentices will work predominantly in a substantive area in their clinical role alongside attending university one day per week to complete the academic components of the programme.

On completion of the programme candidates will be interviewed for a Band 4 Nursing Associate post within the Trust according to existing vacancies.

500 hours of external placements are required throughout the training to enable the nursing associate in training to gain the breadth of knowledge and experience required. This will be managed by the Practice Facilitator in conjunction with the apprentice and their line manager.

The Practice Facilitator will provide support throughout your training programme by facilitating your placements and providing oversight alongside your clinical team and academics at the university.

Main duties of the job

To be considered for interview you must:
  • Either be currently employed by Homerton Healthcare in a substantive Health Care Assistant post in an appropriate clinical setting. OR be working as a band 2 or 3 Health Care Assistant in another organisation.
  • You must hold a valid visa (lasting at least three years) if applicable or have UK residency/permanent right to remain. Original documents will need to be brought to interview.
  • You need to have completed the care certificate.
  • You will need to have Functional skills Level 2/GCSE grade C or above (or equivalent) in both Maths and English. Certificates evidencing this will need to be submitted with application and brought to interview
  • External candidates must submit copy of their Care Certificate and qualifications alongside their application directly to

**Please can existing Homerton Healthcare employees complete the attached Expression of Interest Form and returned with copy of their Care Certificate and qualifications via email to or submitted in person to Office Q on the first floor of the Education Centre in a named envelope.

You will need your line manager and matron's (or equivalent) approval to apply as documented on your expression of interest form andyou will need to be up to date with your mandatory training.* *

Interview scheduled for 12th and 14th July 2023

Apprenticeship commences: 4th September 2023

About us

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing and flourishing organisation serving the population of Hackney, East London, The City and beyond.

We are extremely proud of the fact that Homerton Hospital has recently attained the highest possible rating of "Outstanding" from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Our integrated Trust provides comprehensive hospital and community health services for its local population and a range of specialist services for a wider group of patients. In addition, the Trust manages services out of St Leonard's Hospital and the Mary Seacole Nursing Home.

Homerton aims to ensure equality and value diversity, and we are committed to inclusion for all of our staff. This is reflected in our policies, procedures and People Plan. All of our staff are expected to embody our Trust values at all times.

We are also committed, through our Fair Recruitment Standards, to ensuring all applicants are treated fairly.

Homerton has a proud tradition of supporting and developing its staff, including its well-regarded and valued nursing community, and all staff are able to take advantage of a great range of benefits.

Homerton is proud to have been included on the HSJ & Nursing Times Best Places to Work list.

Date posted

05 June 2023

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 3


£27,948 to £29,468 a year p.a. inc.




2 years

Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

Homerton Healthcare

Homerton Row


E9 6SR


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