Degree Nurse Apprenticeship

Liverpool University H
All sites, Liverpool
Competitive salary
19 Feb 2021
24 Feb 2021
Role Type
Start Date
Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was created on 1 October 2019 following the merger of two adult acute Trusts, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.

The merger provides an opportunity to reconfigure services in a way that provides the best healthcare services to the city and improves the quality of care and health outcomes that patients experience.

The Trust runs Aintree University Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool University Dental Hospital and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

It serves a core population of around 630,000 people across Merseyside as well as providing a range of highly specialist services to a catchment area of more than two million people in the North West region and beyond.

In its most recent inspection, the Care Quality Commission gave the Trust an overall rating of Good.

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A Nurse Degree Apprenticeship opportunity

Are you interested in a career in Health Care and want to take your first step into the NHS?

We are really excited to be offering a fantastic opportunity for new staff to step into the NHS as a Training Degree Nurse Apprentice. This is open to anybody of any age who wishes to commence a career in health.

This Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship (RNDA) Programme is a four-year programme, working to become a Registered Nurse with BSc Hons degree in Adult Nursing. The course combines work-based and academic learning between Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Edge Hill University.

Liverpool University Hospitals Foundation Trust (LUHFT) is offering a number of training positions for those who can demonstrate that they have a strong commitment to learning and can demonstrate that they have a caring and compassionate approach in supporting others. In addition, you will be required to exhibit excellent communication skills both verbally and written and the ability to act with professionalism at all times.

We welcome applications from individuals wishing to become an Apprentice and gain experience in the NHS. As an Apprentice under the RNDA Programme, you will be a paid apprentice within LUHFT where you will gain experience working across internal and external practice learning environments to gain an appreciation of the different areas of local healthcare services and use the learning opportunities to meet the requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and the Institute for Apprenticeships.

On successful completion of the programme, you will be eligible to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, therefore you must meet the assessment requirements as set by the NMC and in addition will be required to complete an end point assessment of the apprenticeship.

During the education programme you will develop skills and knowledge that will allow you to work in today's dynamic and changing healthcare environments. You will be required to commit to self - directed study, study sessions delivered by the university and successfully complete the education programme within the contract period.

Registered Nurse Degree Apprentices are equipped with the knowledge, understanding, skills, attitudes and behaviours relevant to employment and will act in accordance with the NMC professional guidelines.

The post will be demanding so we are looking for candidates who are ready for the challenge and share our values of great care, great people, great ambitions, great research and innovation and provide outstanding healthcare. You will need to deliver high quality and compassionate care under the direction of a registered health care professional. We are looking for candidates who are able to demonstrate good communication and team working skills. Previous work experience in a Health/Care environment is not essential.

Entry requirements:
  • 104-112 UCAS Tariff points, for which no specific subjects are required, plus GCSE English Language and GCSE Mathematics at Grade C or Grade 4 or above (or equivalent).
  • There are no age restrictions but we would like you be at least 17 years of age on the interview day (there is no upper age limit);
  • You must have been resident in the UK/EEA for the last three years;


Initially, national apprentice wage for the first year, progressing to £18,005 for the 2nd and 3rd years and £19,337 in the 4th year.

4 year, fixed-term training contract.

Working pattern:
  • 37.5 hours per week
  • working variable shifts including nights, weekends and bank holidays.


Upon completion of the RNDA Programme and obtaining your Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) PIN, you will be employed by LUHFT as a Band 5 Registered Nurse.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Annette Pollitt

Job title: Apprenticeship Lead

Email address:

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We reserve the right to close any vacancies from further applications when we've received sufficient applications.

Trust policy requires the cost of DBS applications be recovered via salary.The amount of £31(standard) or £49(enhanced) can be deducted from salary, in manageable monthly instalments for up to 3 months following commencement in post.

The Trust is committed to creating a well-managed,flexible working environment that supports staff & promotes welfare & development. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity;we value the contribution of individual talent, skills, knowledge and experience and aim for a workforce demography representative of the local community.We operate Zero Tolerance to aggression, violence, bullying and harassment.We will make reasonable adjustments to ensure our recruitment & selection process is accessible to all.Flexible Working applications will be considered.

If you have any personal requirements that will enable you to participate in our recruitment process please contact a member of Recruitment Services via email: at the earliest opportunity to ensure that measures can be put in place to enable your application for this post.

Please Note:new entrants to the NHS will normally commence on the first paypoint of the relevant band.

We are a Stonewall Diversity Champion employer.

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