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COVID-19 Vacancy Nursing Associate Apprentice

Reference number: SW-001245
  • Salary: £18,333 per annum
  • Job Type: Apprenticeships
  • Employer: NHS Lewisham & Greenwich
  • Location: Queen Elizabeth Hospital & University Hospital Lewisham

Band 3 – Apprenticeship

Lewisham and Greenwich Trust provides hospital and community services for more than 526,000 people across south east London. We put patients at the heart of everything we do, which is reflected in the positive feedback we receive. We are a friendly and dynamic place to work, with high levels of job satisfaction and excellent transport links serving our two hospitals – University Hospital Lewisham and Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Greenwich. 
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We are seeking dedicated, motivated people to help us provide high quality care to our local communities. In return for your hard work, we offer well-established, structured mentoring and staff development packages to support you in your role.

Area of Work – Trust wide

Employer – Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust

Department – Corporate Nursing

Pay Band – 3 – Spot training salary

Job type – 2 year fixed term / Secondment  


Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust (LGT) first introduced the Apprentice Nursing Associate role in November 2018 and we are continuing to expand the role throughout the Trust.  We are recruiting for our Spring 2021 cohorts at Kingston University and St Georges University of London (KUSGUL) and London Southbank University (LSBU).

Prior to submitting an application you need to ensure that you will be available for interview weeks commencing 7th and 14th December 2020 and you are able to provide evidence of how you meet the entry requirements on the day of interview (i.e.: original qualification certificates).

This is a really exciting opportunity which will provide successful applicants with a broad range of knowledge, skills and experience gained in a variety of settings across the Trust; LGT Apprentice Nursing Associates will be rotated across different departments Trust wide; including the community, with occasional external placements with our partners.

The Nursing Associate role bridges the gap between that of the Registered Nurse and Health Care Support Workers, working closely alongside both to improve the care delivered by the team.

LGT are members of the South East Thames Nursing Associate partnership, working with Kingston University and St George’s University of London (KUSGUL) and London South Bank University (LSBU).  We are working closely with six other employer organisations to ensure that during the two year programme, Apprentice Nursing Associates in our partnership can gain the necessary knowledge, skills, behaviours and experience to enable them to qualify and register as professional Nursing Associates.

The two year apprenticeship is made up of:

  • 20% university attendance
  • 20% undertaking off the job learning (dedicated experiential learning in a clinical environment)
  • 60% undertaking work-based learning.

In order to be eligible to undertake this apprenticeship you MUST have English and Maths qualifications as set out in the Specification of Apprenticeship Standards for England (see additional information links p.9 – 13).  Only those listed are eligible, you may not apply if you do not meet this criteria as you WILL NOT BE shortlisted. You will be required to bring the certificates to interview with you; if you do not provide the evidence on the day of the interview you will not be interviewed.  If unsure whether or not your English / Maths qualification will meet these requirements please e-mail with details.

You also need to meet the university specific entry criteria:

  • KUSGUL entry criteria of having Level 3 qualifications equivalent to 56 UCAS points or two years of verifiable and relevant work experience. Further information on the programme and entry requirements can be found at Kingston undergraduate nursing associate FDSC apprenticeships


  • LSBU entry criteria of having Level 3 qualifications equivalent to 64 UCAS points. Further information on the programme and entry requirements can be found at on APPLYCPD website LSBU Courses 107300

You can calculate your UCAS points online  via  UCAS Tariff calculator

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, applicants will graduate with a foundation degree (level 5 qualification), enter a profession regulated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and be employed by LGT as a Band 4 Nursing Associate (on condition of having successfully completed the End Point Assessment of the apprenticeship).

If you meet the Apprenticeship standards and would like to be an advocate for this new and developing role, we would like to hear from you.  Please read the Personal and Job specifications carefully. You should provide evidence in your application of the essential qualities required and why you are an ideal applicant for the Apprentice Nursing Associate role. Invites to interview will be sent to the e-mail addresses, you provided on your application.

If you are; unable to attend for interview weeks commencing 7th and 14th December or are not ready to commence in this cohort, you may not apply at this time, future opportunities will be available.

KUSGUL interview dates will be confirmed after successful application.

LSBU interviews are scheduled for the 10th, 11th, 15th and 16th December 2020 – no alternative will be available.

Please state on your application which University you wish to study the Apprenticeship at – KUSGUL or LSBU.


Date posted: 19/11/2020

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