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Student Nurse Open Day

Job Reference: 249-STUDENTOPENDAY19

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£23,023 to £29,608 pa

The Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in Swindon is proud to have a team of highly skilled, kind and compassionate staff that deliver high quality care for our patients. The Trust provides acute services from the Great Western Hospital and community healthcare services across Swindon. We are an ambitious and progressive Foundation Trust, committed to continuing our quality journey so that we can exceed our patient’s expectations.

We have recently been successful in our bid for £30 million of national funding to develop an Integrated Front Door, expand our Emergency Department, purchase land for potential expansion and to help us develop new models of care, such as an intensive rehabilitation offer. And we have many more ambitious plans. This is a great and exciting milestone which will help us to maintain quality and safety for people in Swindon and the surrounding areas over the coming years.

Student Open Days

Date: Saturday 16th February and Saturday 30th March 2019

Time: 10.00am – 15.00pm

Venue: The Academy, Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

(Oxford Brookes Students – please contact us directly on 01793 607972)

Are you qualifying as a Registered Nurse in summer 2019? Come along to one of our Open Days to meet us and find out more!

Start with us as a Band 4 until you get your NMC pin and move to a Band 5.

Opportunities are now available for newly qualified or soon to qualify nurses to join our Graduate Programme at the Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in Swindon.

Our clinical areas include:

  • Urgent and Emergency Care
  • Elderly Care
  • Acute Medical Care
  • Orthopaedic & Trauma
  • Surgical Inpatient
  • Theatres & Daisy / Day Surgery
  • Community Inpatient

If you are undecided about the area in which you wish to start your career why not consider one of our rotational posts. There are different options for rotations which we can discuss with you.

Interested in joining our team?

Please apply to register your interest by applying on this advert.

Please state clearly on your application form when you will be qualifying and details of suitable referee’s e.g. A personal tutor.

What Do We Offer?

If you join our team, we guarantee the following support:

  • Comprehensive package of training and support including a 12 month Preceptorship programme either in department or as part of the Stepping Up Programme.
  • Inclusive support with in house clinical skills and mandatory training, regular clinical supervision, annual performance reviews, and regular development reviews.
  • Access to the Stepping up Preceptorship Programme commencing during your first week of employment and support by our excellent Academy Team. During this programme, you will enhance your clinical expertise, sharpen your critical thinking and cover a range of clinical competencies.
  • Clinical Supervisors working alongside you to support, teach and assist you with any areas where you feel you need further support.

Are you the right person?

To be the right fit for our team, you will

  • Excel in your training and have excellent communication skills.
  • Be reliable with high levels of motivation working well in a team as well as using your own initiative.
  • Have a supportive, caring attitude and be committed to providing the highest level of care to our patients.
  • You will share our STAR Values of the Trust; Service, Teamwork, Ambition and Respect. If you are passionate about delivering high quality safe healthcare then we’d love to hear from you.

If you have any questions about a career in nursing at Great Western Hospitals, please do not hesitate to contact Shelly Knight, Student Placement Manager, on 01793 604437. For questions about the recruitment process, please contact Sarah Milsom, Recruitment Administrator on 01793 607972.

All correspondance in relation to your appliaction is via NHS jobs; any emails may default to your Junk inbox. Check your Junk file for any updates on your application.


Working in healthcare is rewarding and we will work with you to maximize your potential. All we ask in return is that you live by our STAR values - Service, Teamwork, Ambition and Respect.

  • We invest in your training and development to pursue a successful and fulfilling career in healthcare.
  • As an NHS employer we offer one of the most competitive and flexible benefits packages offered in the UK.
  • Permanent staff receive at least 27 days' holiday each year, a generous pension, plus other benefits including flexible working options and exclusive discounts.
  • Bank workers receive one extra hours pay for every 12 hours worked in place of annual leave entitlement, plus other benefits including pension.
  • We offer an onsite Nursery and are one of the first employers in the country to offer 30 hours of free childcare a week subject to eligibility.

Application information:

The vacancy will close as soon as sufficient applications are received.

All new starters with the Trust will be subject to a six month probationary period, with the exception of medical and dental candidates.

Current employees should be aware that this position is advertised as a GWH position and appointment ends any TUPE protection.

All candidates are required to pay for their own DBS check where applicable. Standard DBS check costs £26 and will be recovered from your first pay; Enhanced DBS check costs £44 and will be split and recovered over the first 2 pay.

Bank posts requiring a DBS check; payment must be made prior to commencing.

Apprentices are exempt from payment.

GWH NHS Foundation Trust is a safeguarding employer committed to safer recruitment practices to protect children, young people and vulnerable adults. As part of the organisation's commitment to Safer Recruitment, candidates may request copies of relevant policies and procedures by contacting the Recruitment Team.

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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.

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