Band 2 Nursing Assistant Apprentice (AT)*

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
Barnet Hospital, Barnet
Competitive salary
18 Nov 2020
23 Nov 2020
Role Type
Start Date
Our mission is to deliver world class care and expertise in our clinical services, underpinned by world class teaching and research and we will continue to measure our progress against our five governing objectives: excellent outcomes, excellent patient and staff experience, excellent value for taxpayers' money, being safe and meeting our external duties, and building a strong organisation.

As part of the application process you will be asked to answer number of questions regarding World Class Care Values. In order to watch a video with the values, please visit our trust's website.

Become a NHS hero by joining the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust as a Nursing Assistant

At Barnet Hospital, Health Services for the Elderly are looking for Nursing Assistant Apprentices that want to make a difference by making an impact on patient care by supporting and encouraging patients to maintain function and independence.

Not only will you train as an apprentice health care support worker but you will undertake specific training in understanding frailty in old age, the impact it has on the person and how we can prevent deconditioning in hospital.

You will be the first apprentices to receive the Frailty Champion Training.

We have 4 vacancies for these posts - don't worry if you haven't worked in a hospital before, we offer comprehensive training through our apprenticeship programme. If you are fresh from school/college, just keen to work within the NHS, worked in care now is the time to join the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

If you have the right attitude and live our values then we can train you for the role and onto our apprenticeship career pathway that can lead to nursing.

Watch the documentary 'Hospital' filmed by the BBC of our heroic efforts during the COVID-19 crisis via BBC iPlayer.


The programme is delivered by our dynamic and experienced education practitioners

Apprentices will be provided with:
  • A robust support system
  • Study and training days
  • Mentors to support in practice
  • Functional skills training ( Maths/English if required)
  • Learning on the job
  • Access to E Learning and E Portfolio
  • Library facility
  • Excellent salary, annual leave and pension entitlement

  • Caring, compassionate and professional nature
  • Demonstrate the ability to meet the Trust values
  • Willingness to develop own knowledge and practice
  • Numeracy and Literacy already achieved at least Level 1

  • Nationally recognised Level - 2 Apprenticeship award
  • Experience of working in a clinical team
  • Ability to provide high quality individualised care to patients
  • Communicate effectively with patients, relatives and other members of the healthcare team

  • Shortlisting of candidates
  • English and maths assessments at the Trust by the Apprenticeship Manager
  • Face to face Interview at the Trust with the Lead Nurses for the area and Nurse Education team
    • DBS Clearance/Occupational Health Clearance
    • Employment checks


    The starting salary for this Band 2 role of apprenticeship Nursing Assistant the salary will be £17,319 inclusive of HCAs

    Once you have passed your probation and achieved your apprenticeship you can expect to earn either £22,478.

    For further details / informal visits contact:

    Wendy Irving, Lead Nurse, Bands 2-4 Training and Development (Nursing and Midwifery) via

    Paul Marijetic, Education Manager, via

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    AT* - Apprenticeship Training.- Where AT* is entered next to the job title indicates this vacancy is for an apprenticeship role.

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    Disclosure and Barring Service Check

    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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