Nursing Associate Apprentice

LPFT - Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Closing Date 7th Aug 2022
Salary £20,330 to £21,777 pa

Job Type Fixed term

Working Pattern Full time

Here at LPFT, our people lie at the heart of everything we do.

We employ around 2,700 staff who are pivotal in our success.

Do you want to join a Trust rated by our own staff as one of the best mental health trusts in England, located in a county heralded as a fantastic place to live and work?

We provide mental health, learning disability and autism services to a local population of over 755,000 across 45 sites, as well as specialist services for children and young people.

Are you looking to develop your career?

Do you want to be a Nursing Associate?

Are you ready for academic study?

If so, the following post is for you.

In association with the University of Lincoln, Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LPFT) would like to offer the opportunity to become a Nursing Associate Apprentice and complete a Nursing Associate Foundation Degree. The course is a full time role over a 2 year period and commences January 2023.

To be eligible to apply for an Apprentice Nursing Associate position, you must have Maths and English at GCSE Grade C or above, or equivalent Functional Skills Level 2, experience of working within health and social care, be able to demonstrate commitment to learning and education and above all, show compassion in everything you do. You must be available for the whole of the two year timetable and must only take holiday when the timetable allows.

As an apprentice you would be employed by your hub team within LPFT over the full 2 years of the course. Your placements will be across the whole of the Lincolnshire health and social care system. The weekly course timetable includes 22.5hrs within your host area, 7.5hrs at university and 7.5hrs as protected learning time. For further information on the course please refer to the university of Lincoln website.

For further information, or an informal discussion, please contact Kirstie Pottle (HR Advisor) on

Please be aware that in applying for this position your details may be shared with other Lincolnshire Healthcare organisations as part of a collaborative recruitment of Nurse Associates Apprentices across the county. This potentially increases the opportunity to become a Nurse Associate Apprentice elsewhere in Lincolnshire when vacancy totals have been fulfilled in your preferred applied organisation. Please make us aware at the earliest opportunity if you do not wish your details to be shared.

We are leading the way with mental health transformation projects. Multi-million-pound schemes to transform patient environments and radically redesign community services are currently underway, as part of our commitment to reshaping the future of mental healthcare.

We believe the key to high quality patient care is a contented workforce. This is reflected in the Care Quality Commission rating us as ‘outstanding’ for well led and ‘good’ overall, and 75% of our staff recommending us as a place to work.

We offer options for flexible working and provide development pathways and opportunities. We have a proud partnership with the University of Lincoln and the Lincoln Medical School, which has expanded our academic offerings to nurture talent across the Trust.

We are committed to ensuring our workforce is diverse at all levels. We are currently under-represented particularly at senior leadership level, so we welcome applications from women, people with disabilities, people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds, and those from the LGBT communities.

We support and celebrate diversity. We have active staff network groups for Black Asian Minority Ethnics (BAME), Lesbian Gay Bi-Sexual Transgender (LGBT+), staff with Mental and Physical Lived Experience (MAPLE) and our dedicated groups for men and women. We are a Silver Standard Employer with ENEI, were in the top 100 organisations in the county within the Stonewall Index (in 2019), and have been a finalist for the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Mental Health Trust of the Year Award two years in a row.

We offer 24-hour services within our Inpatient, Crisis and SPA teams, if you are successfully appointed to posts in these areas or others that might have specified, you will be required to work unsociable hours and shift patterns.

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