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Trainee Nursing Associate

Job Reference: 085-WHC-20252

Wiltshire Health and Care
085 Training and Education - WHC2007
Wiltshire - Various Locations Available
£19,737 to £21,142 pa

Wiltshire Health and Care provides adult community based services, enabling people to live healthy independent lives.

There has never been a better time to join us. We have received an overall ‘Good’ rating from the CQC, with the majority of our services deemed outstanding. We are always keen to review the way we work, making the best use of resources and up to date technology to deliver improved services for our patients and a good working experience for our staff.

Our values and behaviours were developed by our staff and are important to us.

Historic Wiltshire with its rolling countryside, bustling market towns and vibrant city life combined with excellent transport links and good schools really does have something for everyone. What are you waiting for?

Trainee Nurse Associate Band 3 

Training and Education - Various locations available 

37.5 Hours/ Week

Fixed Term - 24 Months 

Wiltshire Health and Care LLP rated as Good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

We are a responsive Community Healthcare organisation that places the values of Caring, Compassions and Quality at the heart of everything we do. We take great pride in our staff and believe that investing in you is key to us achieving our vision of outstanding care delivered by outstanding people.

We work with a wide range of partner organisations to deliver care and support people in their own homes and from a number of hospitals and community bases. We focus on delivering care as close to home as possible.

We are excited to offer a fantastic opportunity for to train to become a nursing associate with Wiltshire Health and Care LLP. This is role, which the organisation is investment in significantly to enable and the role to become an integral part of the healthcare team.

With posts available, in a variety of areas across Wiltshire, this is an excellent opportunity to train as you earn, studying for an apprenticeship. There is no upper age limit and we actively encourage applicants of all ages.

You will be expected to attend University in Swindon for a day per week or via virtual learning whilst Covid measures are in place, and although you will be based in 1 service area, you will need to undertake several short placements at an alternative location over the two years. You will be supported to learn on the job by the healthcare team and a dedicated work based tutor.

We are proud of our staff and support career progression so if you successfully complete the 2-year training course, and become registered, you will be offered a permanent job as a nursing associate. Once established in this role, the opportunity for further training to become a registered nurse may also be possible.

Successful candidates must have 12 months caring experience and of have achieved a level 3 qualification such as an NVQ level 3, Access or A levels. The Care Certificate as well as Level 2 or GCSE grade A-C / 5-9 in English and Math’s is desirable. Training will commence in January/February 2021.

Interviews will take place on the 11th November.

For more information please contact:

Hilary Kennedy 07391 410548  or email

Wiltshire Health and Care was formed in July 2016 and is a partnership of the three NHS Foundation Trusts that serve Wiltshire; Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust and Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust.

We may close this vacancy early if sufficient applications have been received. We aim to contact all applicants within four weeks, but if you do not hear from us, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

All new starters with Wiltshire Health and Care are subject to a six month probationary period, which runs alongside the induction process to help create a positive and supportive working environment which allows new staff to learn the key elements of the role.

Current employees should be aware that this position is advertised under Wiltshire Health and Care terms and conditions and appointment ends any TUPE protection.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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