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Talent Pool Nursing Cadet Apprentice (Boston)

Job Reference: 357-PR-454-19

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust
Entry Level Apprenticeship
Pilgrim Hospital, Boston
Fixed salary of £9,000 p.

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We are looking to recruit enthusiastic and motivated Nursing Cadet Apprentices to join our Talent Pool at Pilgrim Hospital, Boston.

As a Talent Pool Apprentice, you will embark on a comprehensive 13-month training programme working towards your Healthcare Support Worker Level 2 apprenticeship.

Designed in partnership with the Lincolnshire Talent Academy, the programme provides the foundation skills and competencies for individuals with no prior experience, from which to commence a career within health and care.

The Nursing Cadet programme provides the first step onto our Nursing Workforce Development Pathway, offering fully supported training from Nursing Cadet, with opportunities for onward development through to Registered Nurse and beyond, subject to performance and availability.

The Opportunity

With a start date of November 2019, the Nursing Cadet Talent Pool Apprenticeship programme is offered as a thirteen month, full-time, fixed term contract, working 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday, and offers a fantastic opportunity for ambitious individuals to begin their career within the NHS.

Our Cadets shall work under the direction of the Registered Nurse or Senior Healthcare Professional, and shall work with members of a multi-disciplinary team to deliver the highest standards of care to our patients, delivered with dignity, respect and compassion. With opportunities across various wards and operating theatres, each Cadet will be allocated to a specific area for the duration of their 13month programme.

Full on and off-the-job training will be provided throughout the duration of the programme, ensuring you have the skills and knowledge to carry out well-defined routine clinical duties like monitoring an individual’s conditions (by checking things like blood pressure, temperature or weight), checking on their overall progress, comfort and wellbeing.

Supervision and support (direct and indirect) will be provided during the apprenticeship, with progression being dependent on the completion of set objectives throughout the programme. This will enable the apprentice to work within the organisation to gain confidence, experience and build a portfolio of evidence for apprenticeship accreditation.

Upon achievement of the Cadet programme, all apprentices shall be supported through a guaranteed interview for a permanent Healthcare Support Worker position within the Trust, aiding them to take their next step within the development pathway.

Onwards Progression

Whilst it cannot be guaranteed, it is our experience that the majority of our Nursing Cadet Apprentices are successful in gaining permanent employment within the Trust from month 9 onwards of the programme, moving into Healthcare Support Worker positions.

Entry Criteria:

Our Entry Level Cadet programme has been designed to assist candidates with no prior experience to realise their potential and to develop their skills and competencies during the programme. As such, we’re looking for individuals with the enthusiasm, desire and passion to work within our hospitals and to provide the very best care to our patients.

Evidence of English and Maths qualification as follows:

  • English GCSE grade 4 - 9 (A* - C) or Functional Skills Level 2
  • Maths GCSE grade 4 - 9 (A* - C) or Functional Skills Level 2

Please note: Evidence of achievement (certification) must be seen prior to appointment.

Interviews will take place at an Assessment Day to be held on the 17th October 2019 at Lincoln County Hospital. Full information will be provided.

For further details / informal visits contact:

For further information, please contact:

Emma Green - Engagement Officer, Lincolnshire Talent Academy


Tel: 01522 597596

Please note that we do not accept CVs.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, ULHT reserves the right to close this advert prior to the closing date.

No DBS fees to pay: Successful candidates will have DBS applications applied for & paid by ULHT where applicable. There is no requirement to reimburse ULHT for this cost.

Applications from applicants who meet the current criteria for 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.

ULHT is one of the largest hospital trusts in the country providing a comprehensive range of hospital based medical, surgical, paediatric, obstetric and gynaecological services to over 800,000 people across the county of Lincolnshire. The Trust’s core values are:

- Patient Centred
- Safety
- Compassion
- Respect and
- Excellence

ULHT recognises that everyone is different, and values the unique contribution that individual experiences, knowledge and skills make in delivering quality healthcare and becoming a model employer. We are committed to transforming our organisational culture by actively committing to implementing the Trust Single Equality Scheme, and other policies, such as the Dignity in Care policy and the Dignity at Work policy. We will continue to promote equality and challenge discrimination in all service provision, recognising and meeting the needs of the diverse communities we serve. We will strive to provide an environment in which people want to work and to be a model employer leading in good employment practice.

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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