Trainee Nurse Associate

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust - Various - Across Lincolnshire
Pathway Clinical
Closing Date 27th May 2019
Salary Band 3

Job Type Apprenticeship

Working Pattern 37.5 hours per week

Job Details

Job Title: Trainee Nursing Associate Apprentice

Department: Rotational throughout training

Site: All sites - Lincoln, Pilgrim and Grantham

Salary: Band 3

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Contract Type : Fixed Term for 2 years


Are you committed to providing outstanding patient care?

We're now recruiting for Trainee Nursing Associate Apprentices!

The United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the largest hospital trusts in the country. We provide a comprehensive range of hospital based medical, surgical, paediatric, obstetric and gynaecological services to over 800,000 people across the county of Lincolnshire. We operate 4 hospital sites and deliver services in a range of other settings; we employ around 7,800 staff, and have a turnover in excess of £400m per annum.

These exciting posts are open to band 2 and 3 staff in health care or clinical based roles and offer the opportunity to develop your skills and expertise to a band 4 level. Once qualified, the Nursing Associate role will bridge the gap between a healthcare assistant and a graduate Registered Nurse, providing you with a structured career path. The role will be regulated by the NMC.

Within United Lincolnshire Hospitals there is a firm commitment to achieving an effective and sustainable nursing workforce to ensure that our patients received the very best care and are at the centre of everything we do. This includes considering new ways of working and delivery of patient care.

Along with our partner organisations we have identified a unique and exciting opportunity to support the development of a new Nursing Associate role within our nursing services, that will be supported and evaluated at both a regional and national level.

About the Role

The Nursing Associate role is a new role that will sit alongside existing registered nurses and nursing care support workers- to deliver hands-on care for patients. The role will bridge the gap between health and care support workers, who have a care certificate and graduate registered nurses and offers opportunities for health care assistants to progress into nursing roles

As a trainee for this role you will be full time for 2 years. The education will be provided by the University of Lincoln and will lead to a Diploma in Higher Education : Level 5

If successful you will:

• Have the opportunity to study for a fully funded 2 year Diploma in HE Level 5
• Gain both academic and work-based learning, supporting you to develop your skills and knowledge
• Undertake a number of placements across a diverse range of specialisms and venues

• Be provided with support during your practice placements and during your time at the University of Lincoln
• Have the opportunity to take part in a brand new, innovative programme, offering hands on practical experience, underpinned by theoretical knowledge

• Be able to continue on the Nursing Career Development Pathway to becoming a Registered Nurse if successful

Annual leave will only be able to be taken at times when there is no planned curricula activity, and these times are evenly spread across the 2 year programme

100% Course attendance is mandatory

What we’re looking for

The Nursing Associate training programme combines and integrates both academic and work-based learning through close collaboration between employers and education providers

The entry criteria includes the following, although a more comprehensive list is available from the supporting Job description

As a prerequisite you will:
• MUST have GCSEs Grade A* – C in Maths and English or key skills level 2 in Maths and English or equivalent - certificates will be requested
• Have relevant and demonstrable experience in a health/ Social care setting
• Be able and willing to travel across different care settings and sites delivered by us and those of our partner Trusts
• Demonstrate both our Trust values and the Six C's
• Be keen to champion outstanding care

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to a Values Based Recruitment session which will consist of an interview exercise and 1:1 interview. Normal recruitment checks will also be required including evidencing your qualification certificates so please ensure you have these handy to speed up the recruitment process. If successful, you will then be offered a place on the course which is expected to start in the coming months.


In return, we will support your personal development and continued professional development, and offer you to be part of our team. The NHS also offers one of the most competitive benefits package with regards to Annual Leave, Pensions and a comprehensive range of NHS Discounts.

Equality statement

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust recognises that everyone is different, and values the unique contribution that individual experiences, knowledge and skills make in delivering quality healthcare and becoming a model employer.

The Trust is committed to Equal Opportunities and improving working lives. We welcome applications from members of the minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities who are currently underrepresented in our workforce. All applications will be treated on merit.

Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults

United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults, both as service users and visitors to Trust premises. All staff have a responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and vulnerable adults.

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