Apprenticeships - Trainee Nursing Associate Apprenticeship

  • Department Corporate Nursing
  • Closing Date 14/07/2024
  • Location The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford and The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade Band 2/3 dependent on current banding
  • Job ref 223-NAA-476
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract 2 year apprenticeship
  • Hours 37.5 hours per week

*Internal opportunity*

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Student Nursing Associate Apprenticeship Programme hosted by The Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust (SaTH) commencing September 2024.

As an apprentice you will develop your knowledge and work towards progression into the post of a Registered Nursing Associate with the Nursing Midwifery Council.

To be eligible to apply you MUST meet the following criteria:

*Currently employed as a Healthcare Assistant within SaTH.

*Employed at SaTH for  6 months current Healthcare Assistant / Equivalent
*Have GCSE Grade 4/C or above in English and Maths or Functional skills level 2 Numeracy and Literacy -must provide certificate
*Full support from your clinical manager
*Be able to be to commit to Apprentice programme for  the 2-year period. *Cannot already be on an Apprenticeship or any Government funded training

*Cannot have a qualification at the same or higher level in the same vocational area. There needs to be significant new learning. 

*Needs to be eligible for funding by living in the UK for 3 years or more or fits criteria in funding rules

*Has been a UK resident for 3 or more years.  


*Meets the eligible and valid residency status and permission to work in the UK criteria in Annex A of the linked funding document:  

*Apprenticeship funding rules 2024 to 2025 (

*Please note if shortlisted for this vacancy you be required to enrol with the University of Study

Main duties of the job

This is a training and developmental role. The Student  will work towards progression into the post of Nursing Associate through successful completion of the Nursing Associate training programme which includes the attainment of a level 5 Foundation Degree equivalent qualification. They will develop and maintain knowledge, skills and competencies related to the role of Nursing Associate within the service and through completion of the Nursing Associate training programme which includes working in care settings and delivery of person centred-care.

The Nursing Associate training programme combines and integrates both academic and work-based learning through close collaboration between employers and education providers.  A Student Nursing Associate will be based, as an employee, in a particular organisation, in a specific setting, but will experience working in alternative settings in order that they gain a wide appreciation of many health and care contexts and are able to fulfil all the requirements of the programme. 

At the end of the programme, the Student  Nursing Associate will be equipped with the knowledge, understanding, skills, attitudes, and behaviours relevant to employment as a Nursing Associate and will work to a nationally recognised NMC code (2018)

Working for your organisation

As a Trust, we are passionate about helping our staff to achieve their career aspirations, and can offer a variety of learning and development opportunities to support your continued professional development. 

We are an organisation that strives to provide high quality, safe care for our patients in an environment which our staff are proud to work in. We believe that by adhering to our Vision (“To provide excellent care for the communities we serve”) and working with our Trust Values in mind (Partnering, Ambitious, Caring, Trusted) we can achieve the right results for the people that matter most – our patients and their families.

The programme will include clinical placements in a variety of care settings both in SATH and external to the organisation.  You will be studying with one of our university partners in their Shropshire based campus.  This is a 2-year programme, on successful completion of the Nursing Associate training Programme you will attain a level 5 foundation degree.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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