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Trainee Nursing Associate - Apprenticeship

NHS England Apprenticeships
Competitive salary
Closing date
19 Jun 2023

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Job summary

We are looking to recruit committed, dynamic, enthusiastic, and motivated individuals with a desire to undertake a 2 Year Trainee Nursing Associate Apprenticeship starting in September 2023.

If you have a compassionate and caring attitude, are enthusiastic and interested in developing your career within the NHS then this may be the course for you. There are opportunities available in Acute Adult Care, Anaesthetics and Surgery, Integrated Care Services, Family care and Diagnostics with experiences in the patient pathways along these specialisms.

This exciting opportunity will enable you to be part of a 2 year work based learning apprenticeship, delivered in conjunction with the University of Bolton. Successful candidates will be employed by the Trust on the Level 5 Nursing Associate Apprenticeship at a band 3. Upon successful completion, you will be awarded a Foundation Degree (FdSc), gain Nursing and Midwifery Council registration as a Nursing Associate and be eligible to apply for a band 4 Nursing Associate role.

This vacancy is open to internal and external applicants. Temporary staff who work within the trust are also eligible to apply.

Interviews will take place on the 27th June and cannot be changed. Candidates who wish to apply for this role must make sure they are available on this day. ID and relevant Certificates (see below) will need to be seen on this day. At the interview all candidates will be asked to complete a short numeracy and literacy test.

Main duties of the job

Main Duties of the Job

The Trust runs a HUB and SPOKE model for this apprenticeship. This means each Trainee Nursing Associate is assigned a HUB placement for the full two years where they will be managed as a member of staff. The Trainee Nursing Associate will be released from their HUB by their employer to attend SPOKE placements throughout the two years. TNAs will work clinically for 80% of their time in their clinical area and attend University for 20% each week.

This two-year apprenticeship combines both University academic study and work-based learning in the physical, psychological and public health aspects of nursing care from pre-conception to end of life. As the Nursing Associate role is non-field specific, the apprenticeship includes SPOKE placements within the different fields of nursing to prepare you for being a flexible practitioner. These include:
  • Adult
  • Surgery
  • Medicine
  • Community
  • Children and Young Person
  • Maternity
  • Mental health
  • Learning Disabilit

About us

Working for your Organization

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust is an integrated provider of acute, intermediate and community health care serving the population of Bolton. This provides us with an opportunity for our services to work closely with our partners in primary care and the local authority to ensure a seamless service for our patients.

Here at Bolton our patients and people are at the heart of everything we do. We ensure our patients receive the highest quality of care and are guided by our trust Values. We are proud that our Trust is a Centre of excellence formaternity, neonataland care for children, and that it has been rated as Good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). This is in recognition of the patient experience and quality of care that our staff provide to patients. It is also supported by our Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professional Framework for Professional Practice.

The aims of this Trust are to improve the health of our people and provide the best possible care to the population in which we serve and ensure that our staff have joy and pride in their work. We are striving to recruit a workforce that reflects the communities in which we serve. Staff are valued and we can offer excellent opportunities for further training and development.

Date posted

08 June 2023

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 3


£22,816 to £24,336 a year PA




2 years

Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

Royal Bolton Hospital




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