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Trainee Nursing Associate Apprenticeship

NHS England Apprenticeships
Competitive salary
Closing date
28 Sep 2023

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Job summary

This is a developmental role. The Apprentice will work towards progression into the post of Nursing Associate through successful completion of the Nursing Associate training programme which includes the attainment of a Level 5 Foundation Degree equivalent qualification. They will develop and maintain knowledge, skills and competencies related to the role of Nursing Associate within the service and through completion of the Nursing Associate training programme which includes working in care settings and delivery of person-centred care.

The Nursing Associate training programme combines and integrates both academic and work-based learning through close collaboration between employers and education providers. An Apprentice Nursing Associate will be based, as an employee, in a particular organisation, in a specific setting, but will experience working in alternative settings in order that they gain a wide appreciation of many health and care contexts and are able to fulfil all the requirements of the programme.

Please note this vacancy may be closed early if a high amount of applications are received.

You must be prepared to begin the programme in Feb 2024.

Main duties of the job

  • 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
  • Have proficient attitudes and behaviours compatible with NHS Values
  • 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
  • Work with a mentor to take responsibility for developing own clinical competence, leadership and reflective practice skills within the workplace, while on placements and through attending the Nursing Associate Training Programme
  • Provide feedback to assist in the evaluation of the Nursing Associate pilot programme
  • Seek views of care and treatment delivered from Service Users and feedback to Registered Nurse colleagues
  • Develop by the end of the Nursing Associate Training Programme the ability to work without direct supervision, at times delivering care independently in line with the individual's defined plan of care, within the parameters of practice of the Nursing Associate role, accessing and evaluating clinical and care advice when needed

About us

All roles within the Trust require staff to demonstrate our core values in the care they provide to patients. All members of staff should consider these behaviours an essential part of their job role.

Courtesy and respect
  • A welcoming and positive attitude
  • Polite, friendly and interested in people
  • Value and respect people as individuals

Attentively kind and helpful
  • Look out for dignity, privacy and humanity
  • Be attentive, responsive and take time to help
  • Visible presence of staff to provide the service

Responsive communication
  • Listen to people and answer their questions
  • Keep people clearly informed
  • Involve people

Effective and professional
  • Safe, knowledgeable and reassuring
  • Effective care and services from joined up teams
  • Organised and timely, looking to improve

Date posted

20 September 2023

Pay scheme



Depending on experience Salary will be based on levels of previous experience




2 years

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Job locations

James Paget University Hospitals NHS FT

Lowestoft Road


NR31 6LA


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