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Apprentice Learning Disability Student Nurse

Job Reference: 449-CP717

Solent NHS Trust
Adult Mental Health, Learning and Development
Band 2 to progress to Band 5

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you’re looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

  • To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
  • To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
  • To deliver the best value for money

Solent NHS Trust is proud to offer an exciting opportunity to study for the Learning Disability Nursing Degree through a four year apprenticeship. Apprenticeships are a key way for people to learn on the job and allow the learner to gain a qualification whilst continuing to earn.

Solent NHS Trust will work in partnership with Winchester University to provide the apprenticeship, including study days, a variety of clinical placements and a home placement with Solent NHS Trust Learning disability service, where you will work as a healthcare support worker.

We would love to hear from individuals who are self-motivated, patient, have good communication skills and are passionate about ensuring that people with Learning Disabilities receive excellent care, supported in their decision making and lead fulfilling and satisfying lives.

As a community Trust we support patients and service users out of multiple sites and cover a wide geographic area; it is therefore essential that applicants have a current driving licence and are willing to travel in order to deliver great care.

You will start as a Band 2 and progress through to Band 5 upon completion of the degree and when are you registered with the NMC.

We are looking to conduct interviews in February for the successful candidate to start the apprenticeship in September 2020.

If you are looking for a new challenge and want to help make a difference then we look forward to receiving your completed application form. If you have any questions regarding this role please contact Frances Haig, Learning and Development Manager on or Sophie Macadie, Clinical Education Lead for L&D on

The Rewards

Solent NHS Trust offers a competitive starting salary and access to a wide range of employee benefits:

  • 27 - 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays (for permanent staff)
  • Pay enhancements to reward out of hours working
  • Ability to join the generous NHS pension scheme
  • Purchase of additional annual leave
  • Training and development opportunities
  • An extensive health and wellbeing service
  • Flexible working options
  • Free yoga, pilates and mindfulness classes
  • NHS discounts from leading retailers
  • Opportunity to purchase a public transport annual season ticket - 11 month repayment period

Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion starts with our people; shapes the way we deliver our services and the way we build our teams. We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds to help us deliver great care to all of our communities.

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

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