NHS Nursing Apprenticeships

Start your nursing career by joining us as a Band 3 Healthcare Assistant. Depending on your role and prior experience you can follow the Healthcare Assistant career pathway.  You’ll be fully supported to study whilst you work in order to gain the relevant qualification, moving you along the pathway to becoming a Band 4 Assistant Practitioner. If you chose to continue to follow the pathway, it can lead you to becoming a qualified Band 5 Staff Nurse. You can then continue to develop your career and specialisms by undertaking an Enhanced or Advanced Clinical Practitioner role with the organisation.

You may also join us as an expert by experience as a Peer Support Worker.

Our offer to you

We'll take care of you

  • Free health and wellbeing courses
  • Flexible working options
  • Confidential Care - 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme for you and your family
  • Employment support
  • 5 Ways to Wellbeing self-help guidance

Your career with us

  • Commitment to career development
  • Wide range of learning opportunities
  • Leadership development opportunities
  • Return to practice course
  • Quality supervision and appraisal
  • Coaching and mentoring options

Getting involved

  • Comprehensive induction
  • Chief Executive ‘Our Journey’ events
  • Wide range of research studies
  • Involving others – Together programme
  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD) events

Benefits for you

  • Generous annual leave
  • Great NHS Pension
  • Flexible working
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Refer a friend and earn £500 (T&Cs apply)
  • Stagecoach bus discounts
  • Salary sacrifice Cyclescheme

Awards and recognition

  • Annual Celebrating Achievement Awards
  • Learner Awards
  • Participation at national events and conferences
  • Nominate achievements locally, regionally and nationally
  • Award winning services and staff
  • National participation and contribution to service development

Supporting you to live well.

"My current role means everything because it's fulfilling. I feel confident in my work and feel really good in the way I interact with the patients. I feel that I am able to be part of their recovery."

Faith - Apprentice Assistant Practitioner

Faith - Apprentice Assistant Practitioner

"I really enjoy what I do. I find it really interesting. Being able to help people is also a huge part of why we do what we do."

Rob - Apprentice Occupational Therapist

Rob - Apprentice Occupational Therapist

Great place to work, great place to live

We are a successful and innovative organisation with exciting plans for the future. In the last few years we have opened The Junipers, a brand new Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and Jasmine Lodge, a Mother and Baby Unit (MBU) in Exeter and we are expanding and developing our other mental health and learning disability services.

If you’re thinking of locating to Devon or the South West, you’ll be living in one of the most beautiful parts of the country.

Come and join us and be part of our journey to becoming a centre of excellence and expertise in mental health and learning disability.