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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 05/06/2019.

Nursing Degree Apprentice

Job Reference: 839-4453JP

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
Various trust wide
£18,813 to £20,795 pa

NCH&C is proud to be the first standalone NHS community trust in the UK to achieve an ‘Outstanding’ rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Our focus is on continually improving the quality of care we offer to local people and on improving access to that care, helping people to move seamlessly from one service to another. Praising NCH&C’s “compassionate, inclusive and effective leadership at all levels”, the CQC observed that our staff are well supported to make positive changes and innovations.

We welcome applications from people who share our values and can help us deliver outstanding care in our local community.


Do you want to become a fully qualified registered nurse within the NHS? Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust are offering a new exciting four year Degree level Apprenticeship programme for individuals who are passionate about excellent patient care.


This is an ideal opportunity to become an Apprentice and earn a wage while working towards an NMC Registered Degree level Apprenticeship in Nursing. It will also help develop you to gain new skills and knowledge while working with an established team gaining valuable work experience within our community teams and community hospitals.


We are looking for committed, caring and dedicated individuals who are willing to commit to the flexible training and make a difference to clinical care and support the future NHS workforce, whilst we train you within our services under the guidance and support of experienced mentors.


Please note there are strict entry qualification requirements to be eligible for this programme, these are: 3 A2 Levels at grades BBCor equivalent as well as English and Maths grade C/4 or equivalent. Please only apply if you meet these requirements alongside being aged 18 or over and have been resident in the UK/EU for the last three years as per Apprenticeship Rules.


Your starting salary will be Band 3 £18,813.

On completion, staff will be registered and guaranteed a position as a Registered Nurse within the trust subject to successful completion of the course satisfactory conduct.


Applications are welcome from existing NHS staff who will continue on their current pay band and with pay protection up to top of band 4.


We have multiple posts available across our 4 localities, North, West, Norwich and South therefore please only apply for one post, this being the one closest to your home so that we can offer you a local interview if you are successfully shortlisted

NCH&C has a dedicated Career Development and Clinical Education team who are on hand to support and guide staff through this Apprenticeship scheme. We offer 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays and an NHS benefits scheme.



Applicants will need to be committed to academic study to support successful completion over the 4 year programme. You will be required to travel to placements, so a driving licence would be essential. The programme involves you undertaking a series of external placements including acute and specialist areas in order to meet NMC requirements.


We will be holding a recruitment open event offering the opportunity to meet with colleagues of our ‘outstanding’ Trust and find out more about these existing posts on the 23rd May 2019 at Link Country Park, Cromer, between 14.30 and 18.30.


We would love to see you there

Equal Opportunities - We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion. Additionally, people with disabilities that fall under the Disability Confident Scheme will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification). The Trust operates flexible working practices. All sites are Smoke Free.

Immigration Status - Norfolk Community Health & Care NHS Trust is a diverse employer and welcomes all job applications. However, potential applicants should note that although the Trust is registered with the Home Office as a sponsor organisation for migrant workers, this is only against Tier 2 (General) visas. If you are a migrant worker from outside of the European Economic Area and do not already hold a self-gained right to work, we recommend you check the Home Office eligibility requirements before making an application.

Redeployment - Please note that in the first instance priority for this vacancy will be given to NCH&C staff who are on the Trusts Redeployment Register.

DBS - If this post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and you are not a current employee of Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust or being recruited as an Apprentice then the cost of the DBS check will be automatically removed from your first month’s salary. However if you are registered with the update service this may not be required.

Closing and Interview Dates -This vacancy may close early if sufficient applicants are received.

Data Protection - A privacy notice detailing how we will handle your data is attached to this advert as a document. Your application will be transferred to our recruitment management system (Trac) once the advert has closed and you will receive notification then detailing how Trac will handle your data.

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 current 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 current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration 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, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

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