Trainee Nursing Associate - WVT Employees only

Wye Valley NHS Trust
Competitive salary
29 Apr 2021
06 May 2021
Role Type
Start Date

Wye Valley NHS Trust is a member of an NHS Foundation Group with South Warwickshire NHS FT and the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust.

Located on the border with Wales in the shadow of the Black Mountains, we provide acute and community services across Herefordshire and into parts of Powys and run Hereford County Hospital and the community hospitals in Bromyard, Leominster and Ross-on-Wye.

We are a progressive and forward looking trust with ambitious plans to improve quality and integrate patient pathways through close collaborative working with our partners to deliver the quality of care we'd want for our family and friends.

More than 3,000 people work for the Trust - they tell us it's a great place to work, blending the busyness of a DGH with the benefits of working in a beautiful rural and unspoilt county like Herefordshire.

The fact that we're rural hasn't hampered our ambitious plans to be the best we can. We're a "fast follower" in the NHS Digital Clinical IT Exemplar programme, we've just signed a multi-million pound deal with Philips to ensure we have the latest radiology equipment and we're in the process of having three new wards built.

We can offer a great work-life balance and have a fine tradition of working with staff to help them achieve their full potential.

Russell Hardy, Trust Chairman: "The strength of the Trust is its amazing staff; a great place to work, a great place to develop your career and a great place to reach your potential."

Our values - Care, Accountability, Respect and Excellence - are at the heart of all we do. We believe in providing the right care in the right place at the right time...all the time.

To keep up to date on our latest recruitment activity follow us on twitter @wvtrecruitment Facebook@wyevalleyNHS

Trainee Nursing Associate Apprenticeship - internal candidates only

Would you like to start your career development with us and begin training in the Nursing Associate role and be part of the changing nursing and care workforce?

If so, then we are looking to recruit talented and committed Healthcare Support Workers. This is an exciting opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge and train via an apprenticeship which will deliver quality hands on care for patients, whilst helping and encouraging our patients to take ownership of their own recovery across a variety of settings.

Salary details: Band 2 for the duration of the course

On successful completion of the apprenticeship candidates would be eligible to register with the NMC and apply for Band 4 Nursing Associate positions within the Trust.

This is a developmental role and apprentices will progress through the Nursing Associate apprenticeship over a 2 year period, which includes the attainment of a Level 5 Foundation Degree qualification. The programme incorporates university study with the Open University, on and off the job learning, and rotation to experience working in other health and care settings.

This opportunity is suitable for Healthcare Support Workers who meet the following requirements:
  • Have GCSE English and Maths Grades A-C (or equivalent Level 2 functional skills).
  • Demonstration a willingness to study to degree level.
  • You MUST have your manager's support to undertake this training - you will not be considered if this is not clear from your application.

  • Department/Area: Opportunities are available across the Trust and will include compulsory rotation to various health and social care settings across Herefordshire and Worcestershire

    Education partners: The Open University. The course commences in October 2021; interview and start dates will be confirmed. Please visit the Open University website for further course details.

    Closing date for applications: 5th May 2021

    For more details about the requirements of the Trainee Nursing Associate role, please see the job description or email

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