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Band 3 Trainee Nursing Associate

Band 3

Main area
Nursing
Grade
Band 3
Contract
Fixed term
Hours
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
436-2438792-A
Site
Various
Town
Birmingham
Salary
Band 3 for duration of training programme
Closing
12/07/2020 23:59

Please note that this post may close earlier than the indicated closing date if a sufficient number of applications are received.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of our safe recruitment practice pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. As part of the selection process you may be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, however all cases of criminal record history are dealt with on a case by case basis.

Please note, if applicable for your role you will be required to cover the cost of your DBS certificate. This will be deducted from your salary over 3 months. You will also be required to sign up to the DBS Update Service before commencement with the Trust.


All successful applicants will be required to complete the Trust’s induction programme. The Fundamental (Statutory and Mandatory) training will be in an e-learning format. You will be required to complete training modules online (approx. 9-14 hours depending on post) in your own time prior to any unconditional offer being made.

Our Trust is committed to treating individuals fairly and ensuring they have the same opportunities to fulfil their potential, even if this means doing things differently for different people sometimes. We are working hard to ensure our workforce reflects the diversity within Birmingham and Solihull and that our services meet the needs of all diverse service users and carers.

Are you caring, enthusiastic, and passionate about nursing? If so, then why not join our Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust Trainee Nursing Associate Apprenticeship Programme.

To begin your training as a Nursing Associate, you’ll need GCSEs grade 9 to 4 (A to C) in Maths and English, or Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English. You will also need to demonstrate your ability to study at level 5 foundation degree level and commit to completing the Nursing Associate Apprenticeship programme. You are also required to have health and social care experience, if you have this then Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust will support you to gain more experience ( at least 6 months) by working within our workforce as a support worker/ HCA before you commence the programme.

You will undertake academic learning one day a week, a placement day one day a week and work-based learning the remainder of the 37.5 hours working week. You'll be employed to one base and will be exposed to a variety of other settings as part of your placement experience. This will mean travelling to placements and working a variety of shifts to enhance your experience and learning. The course is a two year foundation degree course and we have two cohorts a year, April and October.  

Once you’ve finished your training, you’ll have the knowledge, understanding, skills, attitudes and behaviours to work as a competent Band 4 Qualified Nursing Associate. 

PLEASE NOTE - If you do not have certification of English and Maths – please do not submit an application as we won't be able to take your application forward.

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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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o.walters@nhs.net / 07985 883 485