Trust launches apprenticeship for nurses

A health trust has launched an apprenticeship for aspiring nurses.

Tuesday, 4th May 2021, 7:00 am
Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust is offering a nurse degree apprenticeship.

Cumbria Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust (CNTW) is the first trust in the region to offer a mental health or learning disability nurse degree apprenticeship.

Applications for the Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship, currently only offered to Trust employees, are now open to those suitably qualified and interested in a career in nursing with a closing date of 5pm on May 28.

The course, in conjunction with the University of Sunderland, offers successful applicants paid employment and education through learning and working in a nursing environment.

Gail Bayes, deputy director of CNTW Academy, said: “This is a real commitment to the Trust’s ambitions to offer innovative career pathways.

"The course has been a great success internally and we are delighted to be able to expand our offer.

"We welcome a diverse range of applicants who are enthusiastic and willing to learn and look forward to supporting the future generation of mental health and learning disability nurses.”

Hazel Rounthwaite, Head of Work Based Learning at the University of Sunderland, said: "This is an exciting development in our partnership with CNTW.

"This new opportunity enables CNTW to grow their workforce in addition to giving individuals the opportunity to study towards a degree whilst gaining on the job experience.”

Interviews will be held on July 19 and 20 with successful applicants having three months of work experience before they begin the five-year course in January 2022.

To apply, search for CNTW on the NHS Jobs site https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/

There will also be a virtual Q&A event, held via Eventbrite, at 6.30pm on May 13.

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