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Staff Nurse (Students)

Job Reference: 370-NAM5STU-0119

Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Warrington / Runcorn
£23,023 to £29,608 pa

“Our Mission is to be outstanding for our patients, our communities and each other….

Student Nurses

Are you ready to begin a bright career in nursing?

Join us on our Nurse Recruitment Open Day on 31st January 2018 as seen on Facebook, Twitter links on the right

The Trust

Warrington & Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has a vision to provide high quality, safe and effective healthcare to the people of Warrington, Halton and their surrounding areas.

There has never been a better time to join Warrington & Halton Hospital – we’re a well-established Trust with a great history, constantly striving to improve. A forward thinking recruitment philosophy creates fantastic opportunities for all our employees, whom we refer to as #TeamWHH, it is our aim to be the employer of choice within the region!


We are looking for motivated, conscientious and dynamic nurses who are awaiting their NMC registration. Whether you’re newly graduated or are expecting to finish your degree in the next 24 months, we would love for you to apply for a position with one of our fabulous teams.

The Position

Your role as a nurse will vary depending on which of our Clinical Business Units (CBUs) you join:

  • Urgent and Emergency Care
  • Specialist Medicine
  • Airway, Breathing, Circulation
  • Women’s and Children’s (Gynaecology and Paediatric vacancies only)
  • Specialist Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Care
  • Digestive Diseases

As you can see, there is a wide variety of disciplines that you can choose specialise in, which means you will have complete control over your training experience with us. And if you start on a particular department and decide that it’s not for you, we will make it possible for you to switch.

As part of your program, we can offer development and training, mentorship and a buddy that provides support with frequent meetings with the lead nurses.

You, as the candidate, should:

  • have a sound knowledge of clinical procedures and protocol
  • have excellent communication and people skills
  • have a team-oriented mentality
  • have a true desire to learn

The Benefits

There are some benefits of working with us that you won’t find anywhere else:

  1. We’re willing to pay a Band 4 salary from the get-go while you wait for your NMC.
  2. We’ll pay your NMC registration fee for your first two years.
  3. You’ll get the best training experience with us because we have individual offers tailored to suit your needs – we’re fully flexible.
  4. You can walk in to one of our Open Days and walk out with a job offer (see below for more information)
  5. A structured Preceptorship Program comprising of; a bespoke induction, designated clinical skills educator, with protected study leave and appropriate supernumerary status.

The Location

We are situated directly in between Manchester and Liverpool, two vibrant and trendy cities steeped with diversity and culture. Both are only a 30-minute train journey away, which puts us in an ideal location.

We are also close to the historical city of Chester, which has a reputation internationally for being one of the UK’s prettiest cities.

And then of course we have the stunning Cheshire countryside where you can escape from the hustle and bustle of urban life.

And last, but certainly not least, Warrington itself is on the rise thanks to new developments, which means there has never been a better time to move here.

Walk in to an Open Day, Walk out with a Job

If you are interested in joining us, we would like to invite you to our next recruitment Open Day on 31st January 2019 at Education Centre, Halton General Hospital, Hospital Way, Runcorn, Cheshire, WA7 2DA.

Here, you will be able to find out more from lead nurses about the seven clinical business units, as well as the role in a general sense. And the best part is that you can have an interview whilst at the event and walk out with a job offer the very same day.

Register on our Facebook page, Twitter feed (links on the right) to confirm your attendance to our next Open Day and we will be in touch.

As well as confirming your attendance, we also strongly encourage you to apply through this job listing. This means you won’t have to do it when you arrive on the day and it will also enable you to request an interview time in advance, which will save you waiting around.

We would be very pleased to hear from you, please review our contact details to the right.


This job advert may close as soon as sufficient applications have been received, therefore please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested.

This Trust is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes diverse applications from people with disabilities, from ethnic minorities and all other social groups. We encourage all applicants to share their equality information with us; please read `Be counted` and `8 reasons why’ in the additional information. We operate Family Friendly and Career Break policies.

The Trust operates a Smoke Free Policy which does not permit smoking within the Trust premises and grounds/site.

Please provide e-mail addresses for referees as this will facilitate a quicker recruitment process

Please check your e-mail account regularly as you will receive alerts from the NHS Jobsite informing you of a message (including notification of interview)

Please note pay progression is subject to the NHS Agenda for Change Pay Progression provisions applicable from 1st April 2019.

All posts are subject to NHS Employment Check Standards including a DBS check, if applicable. Depending on the classification of the post, in-line with DBS guidelines, a Standard or Enhanced disclosure will be required which may include a check of the ‘Vulnerable Adults List’, the ‘Children’s List’ and/or the Independent Safeguarding Authorities (ISA’s) barred lists.

A charge of £39 (Standard) or £60 (Enhanced) will be made by the successful candidate which will be deducted from the first 3 months’ salary. In addition to this, you will also be required to re-pay any future costs that may arise in relation to DBS fees.

NB. Current employees of Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust who have had a satisfactory DBS check, carried out by this Trust during the last 3 years, will not be required to undertake a new one. Where staff have not had a check (classification appropriate to the post offered) within the last 3 years, they will be required to undertake and pay for this, as per the arrangements above.

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 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 Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department 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, must 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) will also be 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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