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Newly qualified nurses

Job Reference: 188-NQNADULT2018-E

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Across the Trust
Southampton General Hospital, Southampton
£23,023 - £29,608 pa

Looking to kick-start your nursing career in one of the UK’s largest teaching hospitals? We’re looking for newly qualified nurses to join the teams across our rapidly-advancing Trust.

If you’re looking for a challenge in your first post; want a varied and exciting work environment; and share our values of putting patients first, always improving and working together, then we’d love you to come and join us.

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) is a major trauma centre situated on the south coast of England, whereaward-winning care,UK firsts, andgroundbreaking clinical trialsare all in a day’s work. Our patients are at the forefront of everything we do, and we believe that our nursing workforce is vital to ensuring that this is the case.

Providinga broad range of services, our teams across the Trust are able to care for patients from across the south of England – from the start of life to the end. This means that you have huge variety in the people you work with, the patients you see, and the career pathways on offer to you.

What we offer

We want to give all newly qualified nurses the strongest start to their careers, which is why we offer a comprehensive two-week induction and a well-supported preceptorship programme that will equip you with all the skills you need to be an excellent nurse.

Working collaboratively as part of a bigger team, you’ll get all the support you need to do an amazing job as you explore where your future could take you. There are plenty of opportunities to grow your career and take the lead as you progress, and we’re committed to supporting all our staff in achieving their personal and professional ambitions.

We think working here is pretty great, but you don’t have to take our word for it. Here’s whatone of our newly qualified nursessaid about working at UHS:

“I feel incredibly proud to be part of such a forward-thinking, innovative trust, and I hope to see many more people joining to share the same positive experience that I’ve had!”

- Ellie Fowler, newly qualified nurse, child health

Our Trust

We’ve worked hard as a Trust to improve the efficiency of our services. We are one of England's largest acute teaching trusts and have recently been rated ‘Good’ by the CQC. In the latest national NHS Staff Survey we ranked seventh in the country for staff engagement, and fourth best nationally for our proportion of staff saying that they would recommend our hospital as a place to work or to receive care.

Southampton was recently ranked as thethird best place to live and work in the UK by PwC. Situated on the south coast, with an international airport, meaning you are only a short flight away from Paris, Madrid, or Milan, and only an hour on the train from central London. The picturesque New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic Coast are also right on our doorstep.

The city offers living costs 20% lower than those of London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and as many as 13 expansive parks and green spaces to enjoy.

At UHS, we’re guided by our values of putting patients first, always improving and working together. So if you’re passionate about patient care, dedicated to making progressive improvements, and a great collaborator, we’d love you to join us.

Dual field

If you have completed a dual field programme (child/adult or mental health/adult), please specify in your application the areas you’re interested in joining to enable you to maintain both parts of your registration.

Application information

Please provide both an academic and clinical reference.

Please note that this advert is specifically for adult newly qualified nurses. Paediatric nurses will need to apply through thespecific paediatric advert: 188-NQNChild2018-E

We welcome applications from nursing students within 18 months of qualifying.


For further details / informal visits contact:

HR recruitment team
023 8120 6525

Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if we receive a large number of applications. We will not accept any applications or queries via agencies under any circumstances.


Getting to work should be as easy as possible and that’s why we have introduced our Travel Promise – a commitment to help provide reasonable travel options for all our staff. Every employee will be provided with either park and ride access or an onsite permit; eligibility for an onsite permit is dependent on the nature and requirements of the role. Staff can also access a range of travel benefits including reduced price bus tickets, purchase of salary sacrifice bikes and ultra-low emission cars and season ticket loans.


Equality remains at the centre of our policymaking, service delivery, and employment practice, giving all staff equal opportunity to develop, apply for promotions and have working arrangements that help them to achieve a work-life balance.

We actively promote a work environment free from harassment and discrimination, providing training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. We also monitor recruitment activity, training, development, and employment practices to ensure equality with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status and age.


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

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