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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 28/05/2021.

Registered Nurse Degree Apprentice

Job Reference: 263-RNDA

Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust
St Nicholas Hospital, Gosforth
£18,005 - £19,337

Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest healthcare Trusts in the country. Serving a population of 1.7 million, with a budget of circa £500 million and 8,000 staff, we work from over 70 sites across Northumberland, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Gateshead, South Tyneside, Sunderland and Cumbria.

We have been rated outstanding by the CQC and in November 2017 won the prestigious HSJ Award for Provider of the Year.

We provide a diverse range of specialist and generic health care services to both children and adults, their families and carers and we have a number of regional and national specialist services to England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

As an Organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.

We welcome applications irrespective of people's age, gender, race or ethnicity, religion or belief (With the exception of Chaplaincy Posts), sexual orientation, disability including mental health conditions or other personal circumstances, and are particularly keen to receive applications from:

  • people from a Black, Asian or minority ethnic background.
  • disabled people whether their impairments are physical, sensory, cognitive or hidden.
  • those who have lost their employment during this pandemic or who have been out of work for a period.

We are committed to the health and wellbeing of our staff and we have a number of initiatives including a dedicated website, Thrive - which promotes our supportive and inclusive approach to staff health and wellbeing, career development and benefits.

We have achieved the Better Health at Work award and Investors in People accreditation and we are proud to be recognaized as a mindful employer.

The Trust is committed to achieving high standards of health for its service users, staff and visitors providing a safe environment for staff, we operate a smoke free policy on all sites.

Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to offer a new, five year registered nursing degree apprenticeship programme opportunity as an alternative to a traditional university route.

Successful applicants will meet the following minimum entry requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC):

  • 112 UCAS Points (Equivalent to 3 A Levels - 1 of which must be in a science)
  • 5 GCSEs (including Maths, English and a Science) at grades 4 or above (equivalent to the old grading system as C or above).

Successful applicants will be earning an annual salary of £18,005 in the first year, rising to £19,737 years 2-5 Inc. over the five years of study.

All university fees are paid by the organisation, adding to the attractiveness of achieving a first level degree and leading to professional registration at zero cost to the individual.

The degree level nursing apprenticeship has been in place for three years to support staff already employed within CNTW and we are now widening out this opportunity to individuals who wish to develop a career in nursing but by an alternative route.

If you meet the entry requirements, have aspirations of being a registered nurse and you embrace new ways of studying and gaining experience combined with a working life and a steady income, applying for this opportunity could be the best decision you will ever make.

Successful applicants will complete three months of paid employment with CNTW prior to the commencement of the apprenticeship programme to gain practical work-experience and real-life hands-on experience of nursing.

For further information please email

A virtual Q&A session via Teams will be held 13th May at 18:30.
Please contact us via the email address above and we will share a link for you to join us.

The closing date to apply for this apprenticeship opportunity is 28th May 2021.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Gayle Hennessey

Apprenticeship Contract Manager



Annette Connor

Apprenticeships and Career Development Lead


The Trust encourages and supports all applicants to be fully vaccinated against both COVID19 and influenza.

Applications from candidates who require Tier 2 immigration status to work in the UK are welcome, but such candidates will not be appointed to the post if there are a sufficient number of other suitable candidates. All applicants must state their current immigration status, including expiry dates.

CNTW is interested in hearing from Veterans and members of the Armed Forces and their dependants who may be interested in a career within the NHS with us at CNTW NHS Foundation Trust please contact

In view of recent changes to Home Office Immigration Regulations all applicants must state their current immigration status, including expiry dates.

Please note if you are external to Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust you will be subject to a six month probationary period (this does not apply to those not under Agenda for Change Terms and Conditions of Service).

You will also be encouraged to complete your Mandatory training via E-learning before you commence into post.

After applying on NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our Third party recruitment system - Trac Jobs. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, all communication will come via By applying for this post you are agreeing that the employing Trust (CNTW) can transfer the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system, in this case Trac Jobs.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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