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Pre-Nursing Apprenticeship Healthcare Assistant

Band 2

Main area
Band 2
Minimum of 30 hours per week
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£17,460 to £18,702 per annum, pro rata
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Do you aspire to become a qualified nurse, but do not have the qualifications or entry requirements for university? 

Are you looking for a motivating and rewarding career? 

Do you enjoy helping others and thrive on a challenge? 

Do you want to make a difference to our patients in Lancashire Teaching Hospitals?

Our Pre-Nursing Healthcare Assistant Apprenticeship is the ideal opportunity for you to take the first step in your future career as a qualified nurse.

If successful you will be working as a Band 2 Healthcare Assistant enrolled onto the Pre-Nursing Apprenticeship programme and on completion you will be awarded a level 3 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support

Previous experience of care is desirable but not essential for this post and the ability to work a minimum of 30 hours, as a Healthcare Assistant you will need to be flexible to work shifts / unsocial hours, including nights as required.  Evidence of Maths and English at GCSE grade C/4 or Functional skills Level 2 are essential.

The programme runs over a 20 month period, on successful completion you will be supported to apply for a place on the Adult Nursing Degree programme with providers associated with Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

 If you do not want to progress into nurse training you will be supported to continue in your substantive health care assistant post within the Trust.

Amongst the many other benefits you can enjoy are:

27 days paid holidays pro rata
Enhanced rates of pay for weekend and bank holidays working
The opportunity to join the NHS Pension scheme
Uniform provided
Child care vouchers and preferential rates for an on-site nursery

Interview date: 26th October 2018
Trust Corporate Induction day:  January 21st 2019
The programme will begin on:  January 22nd 2019

Important Information: All pre-employment checks will be undertaken on the day of interview – please ensure on your application you give references that cover the past 3 years work. (Including work email addresses for your referees)  Certificates for Maths and English also need to be produced.

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Susan Heaton, Apprenticeship Programme Facilitator

01257 247205

If you have problems applying, contact

01257 245488