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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 29/10/2020.

Registered Nurse Apprentice

Job Reference: 818-TW001

Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust
Lincolnshire Countywide (TBC), Lincolnshire
£16,500 per annum


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We care: everyone is valued, respected and developed, knowledge and skills are nurtured, success is celebrated

We act: clear goals and right resources, freedom coupled with accountabilty, emphasis on simplicity

We improve: we are creative, resourceful and innovative, integrated and collaboration is the way forward, we're always striving to do better

....Fit for now, fit for the future.

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So you want to be a Nurse?

The opportunity is closer than you think!

Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust are delighted and proud to be offering at an exciting opportunity to develop your career in nursing by undertaking a Registered Nursing Degree apprenticeship, to start in January 2021 in partnership with the University of Lincoln. On successful completion of the apprenticeship you will have achieved a BSc (Hons) in Nursing, be eligible to apply to join the Nursing and Midwifery Council register and be guaranteed a registered nursing post with Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust. We welcome applications from existing Healthcare Support Workers, Nursing Associates and Assistant Practitioners, both internal and external to the Trust.

A career in nursing is dynamic and exciting with opportunities to work in a range of different roles as a Registered Nurse. Your nursing career will mean working with a variety of service users, families and carers, and with a range of health and care professionals and other agencies, to meet the health and care needs of patients and service users.

During this apprenticeship, you will be a full time student undertaking degree level studies alongside a range of clinical placements within the Trust. The Registered Nurse degree apprenticeship provides a balance of practical skills, high-level knowledge and experience to enable you to provide quality compassionate care to our patients, with support given throughout your employment and training.

As this is an apprenticeship you will not be required to pay any tuition fees and you will receive a training salary for the length of the programme. Salary for the duration of the programme will be £16,500. Please ensure you are able to commit to this training programme and the salary changes for the duration of the course.

This is a full time apprenticeship programme requiring 37.5 hours commitment per week. Annual leave for the duration of the programme is pre-set and cannot be taken at any other time. You will be required to work across the full 24/7 clinical shift pattern during this programme.

The entry requirements for the Registered Nurse degree apprenticeship are:

  • Maths and English qualifications at GCSE grades A-C or 4-9, or Functional Skills L2, Key Skills L2. Maths and English qualifications that are embedded within another qualification such as an NVQ or Access Certificate are not recognised or accepted, they must be independent qualifications.
  • For the 3-4 year pathway, 96 UCAS tariff points equivalent to the following:
    • GCE Advanced Levels: CCC
    • NVQ Level 3 in a Healthcare related qualification
    • Senior Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship Standard
    • International Baccalaureate: 27 points overall.
    • BTEC Extended Diploma: Merit, Merit, Merit.
    • Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 96 UCAS Tariff points.
  • Values and behaviours consistent with positive and motivated demeanour in the workplace, in line with the 6C’s of Nursing.
  • Successful completion of interview with the University of Lincoln
  • Motivation and commitment to make the most of this learning opportunity and develop a passion for excellence in evidence based care.

If you are successful at interview any offer will be conditional subject to the following:

  • Successful completion of the Care Certificate Portfolio if not already achieved.
  • Satisfactory pre-employment check: Occupational Health clearance, DBS and references spanning 3 years.

For more information about this exciting opportunity to become a Registered Nurse apprentice, please contact Lee Gifford – 07818 403219 or

LCHS Conditional to University offer interviews are 9th and 11th November

University of Lincoln interviews are the 17th and 20th November


For further details / informal visits contact:

NameLee GiffordJob titleApprentice LeadEmail addresslee.gifford1@nhs.netTelephone number07818 403219

Based on feedback from our staff, we have been named among the Health Services Journal’s (HSJ) and Nursing Times’ top 100 ‘Great Places to Work’. We’re in the top 20 per cent of all community trusts for overall staff engagement in the 2014 NHS National Staff Survey

Important Information: All new employees will be subject to a charge if a DBS check is required for the post. The Disclosure & Barring Service application form (formerly CRB) will be provided by LCHS and the fee will be deducted from your salary over a maximum of a 6 month period.

Any existing employees who require a DBS check as part of the application process will be subject to a charge for that DBS check.

We are a Disability Confident employer ensuring that disabled people have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations.

Support and/or assistance with completing an application form is available from the Workforce Services Team by calling 01522 308700.

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.

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