Trainee Nursing Associate

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Manchester University Foundation Trust, Manchester
Competitive salary
17 Nov 2020
23 Nov 2020
Role Type
Start Date
Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 23,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of ten hospitals across seven separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology Cancer, Paediatrics, Women's Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:
  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider.

An exciting opportunity to apply for an Apprenticeship to train as a Nursing Associate has arisen.

Are you looking for a challenge and an opportunity to establish a new career within healthcare?

The Nursing Associate role bridges the gap between a support worker and a Registered Nurse, providing a workforce for future healthcare.

The training is a minimum of 2 year and 3 month generic Apprenticeship programme, leading to a Foundation Degree as a Nursing Associate. The University costs for the programme are fully funded. It is a training programme that combines both academic and work-based learning in the physical, psychological and public health aspects of care from pre-conception to end of life.

The programme is structured across a range of clinical placements within a variety of settings which will include:
  • Adult and Child

Successful external candidates will be employed on a 2 year and 3 month Apprenticeship. During the programme the Trainee Nursing Associate (TNA) will be employed at a Band 3.

The programme will begin week commencing 29th March 2021. The TNA will rotate into placements within their employing organisation. The academic aspect of the programme will be delivered by either University of Salford or University of Bolton.

TNAs will work 80% of their time on placement and 20% of their time at university

What qualifications do you need to apply for the Nursing Associate Apprenticeship?

The minimum entry requirements are:

GCSEs Grade C or above in Maths and English Language / New GCSE Grade 4-9 in Maths and English Language OR Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English (not entry level 2) are essential.If you have an overseas qualification, you MUST have the NARIC Statement of Comparability to demonstrate the qualifications are equivalent to the UK requirements.


Please note the following :
  • Educational Certificates : if you do not have the original certificates at the point of interview, you will required to show official notification from the awarding body that you have passed the required qualifications -these will suffice until you are able to provide the original or replacement certificates which you will be required to do.
  • If you are currently on an Apprenticeship Programme that will not be fully completed by March 2021, you will not be eligible to apply for this role
  • If you have previously been (or are) a Registered Nurse or Midwife overseas, then you will not be eligible to apply for this role

    Please note that these interviews will be held virtually and you are required to be there for a full morning or afternoon (depending on the timeslot) due to the various elements within the interview process.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameTracy ClaydonJob titleTNA Project ManagerEmail addresstracy.claydon@mft.nhs.ukTelephone number0161 509 1623Additional contact information

Tracy Claydon, TNA Project Manager,

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We may decide to close this vacancy earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Trust policy requires that the cost of submitting & processing the successful applicant/s DBS application be recovered via salary deduction in the first 3 months following start in post. The amount of £29.50(standard disclosure) or £47.50 (enhanced disclosure) If you wish to withdraw once a DBS application has commenced you will be still liable for payment.

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post.

We welcome applicants from the Armed Forces Community.

Please be aware that all roles at MFT(except Medical and Dental posts) are subject to a probationary period.

If you have any personal requirements that will enable you to participate in our recruitment process please contact a member of the Recruitment Services by phone on 0161 276 6198.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third-party recruitment system - TRAC systems. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post, you are agreeing to MFT transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are appointed to a post information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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