Newly Qualified and Student Registered Nurse

Royal Devon and Exeter
Competitive salary
19 Jul 2021
27 Jul 2021
Role Type
Start Date
We offer a fantastic benefits package with competitive pay rates with annual increases, annual leave of 27 days increasing to 33 days after 10 years, access to the NHS Pension Scheme to which you and the Trust contribute. Our Medical workforce has separate arrangements. Alongside this there are extensive training development opportunities with paid mandatory training, support for flexible working and access to an On-site Ofsted graded 'Outstanding' Nursery. We promote a healthy work life balance, provide an Occupational Health Service to support you at work and have a number of NHS discounts available either directly through ourselves or online through NHS Discounts. As part of our recruitment process we can tell you more about our benefits package and you will see that we offer everything you would expect and more!

The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) provides Acute and Community services across Exeter and East Devon serving a population of more than 450,000 people. In our latest CQC full inspection of our services, the RD&E received an overall rating of "good". We were rated as "outstanding" for our Emergency and Critical Care services, and for Caring Trustwide.

The Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust has been ranked as the joint best performing non-specialist Trust in the country for overall patient experience of care in the 2016 Care Quality Commission (CQC) Adult Inpatient Survey.

The main hospital site is in the historical Cathedral city of Exeter that has abundant family amenities and beautiful surrounding countryside. It is situated in the middle of the South West Region with easy access to the countryside and coast of Devon and Cornwall. It is well served by rail, road and air links. Good educational facilities such as the University of Exeter and good Ofsted rated schools are available locally. Our Community sites are equally well positioned and are a good place to work.

Enjoy a good quality of life in the South West and be part of our caring workforce.

If you are a soon to be Newly Registered Nurse (NRN) please continue to read on to see what great benefits the Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) can offer you as an employer.

Let us help you achieve your goals. The RD&E values you and your skills and want to help you develop to be the best you can be. We can help you through our structured recruitment and support programmes.

Here at the RD&E, we are very proud of being one of Exeter's largest employers, with over 8,000 dedicated employees across both acute and community settings in Exeter and East Devon. We are at the forefront of improving international healthcare, we have a passion for pursuing perfection across all areas of our operations and excellent career development opportunities wherever you join us. We had both 'outstanding' and 'good' ratings given to us by the Care Quality Commission following their latest inspection.

We are here to help you with your career pathway in a variety of ways, and we are happy to talk to you about what you are looking for in your career.

If you know where you want to work - our recruitment team can arrange an interview with your preferred area so you know exactly where you will be working on qualifying. Confirmation of a job may come before confirmation of working environment due to fluctuating staff capacity. Confirmation of clinical area is given at least two months before you commence employment. Whilst working in your area you will be given opportunities to develop your skills and knowledge in the speciality you have chosen, enabling you to explore nurse specialist opportunities. You will also be given the opportunity to undertake academic accredited study in your chosen field, with the possibility of being accepted onto the preceptorship programme if you are a NRN.

If you are unsure ofwhere you want to work - we can talk to you about bespoke career pathways and opportunities to work in different specialties.

Community care might be what you crave and the opportunities there are just as exciting. We offer opportunities in the community to explore both inpatient and outpatient settings. There are also excellent development opportunities to specialise in community nursing roles. The same as in the acute sector, you will also be given the opportunity to undertake academic accredited study in your chosen field, with the possibility of being accepted onto the preceptorship programme if you are NRN.

Unsure if you want to work in Acute or Community care? Why not explore the best of both worlds. Talk to us about spending time in both environments and about developing your skills and knowledge in a broad field of care. This will support your carer progression into band 6 roles including specialist care teams.

We are looking to recruit newly qualified and student nurses with vacancies in adult specialities, including community care, acute medicine, rehabilitation, surgical wards and critical care.


If you are shortlisted for a Band 5 Registered Nurse position, you will be contacted to arrange an interview. This interview is likely to be online and all the details will be confirmed in due course.

For further details please contact the Recruitment Team via e-mail at:

Our vision is to provide safe, high quality seamless services delivered with courtesy and respect. To achieve our vision we expect all our staff to uphold our Trust values. Our Trust values are:
Honesty, Openness & Integrity
Inclusion & Collaboration
Respect & Dignity

***Preference will be given to staff with 'Priority' and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.***


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This post is being offered as Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust and the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust continue to develop our long standing partnership with a view to becoming a single integrated organisation across Eastern and Northern Devon. Working together gives us the opportunity to offer unique and varied careers across our services combining the RD&E's track record of excellence in research, teaching and links to the university with NDHT's innovation and adaptability.

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