Sunderland Echo

Five posts for local nursing course graduates

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A leading private healthcare provider is making five roles available at its North East hospital for a new nurse degree apprentice­ship programme.

Spire Healthcare is launching the new programme in partnershi­p with the University of Sunderland, and says five roles will be at Spire Washington Hospital.

The nurse degree apprentice­ship is open to applicants, including school leavers, graduates and people looking to retrain and is a workbased qualificat­ion providing apprentice­s with a combinatio­n of training and assessment­s, distancing learning and on-site placements.

Placements will be delivered at Spire Washington Hospital as well as at local NHS trusts and GP practices.

In total, Spire’s 35 hospitals across England will take on up to 270 new nurse apprentice­s.

The degree apprentice ship route means participan­ts can “earn they learn” – with a salary of between £18,000 and £21,000 depending on previous experience.

Shelagh Alderson, hospital director, said: “We are thrilled to be launching our new nurse degree apprentice­ship programme in partnershi­p with the University of Sunderland.

"It offers hundreds of people, from school leavers, university graduates or people looking to retrain, the opportunit­y to earn while they learn.

"Nurses have a vital role in delivering care and support to patients while in hospital and this programme helps to introduce more people into the profession.”

The course starts in July and anyone wanting to apply should go to https://www.spirehealt­hcare.com/recruitmen­t/spire-nursing-apprentice­ship-programme/

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Shelagh Alderson

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