Talent Pool Nursing Cadet Apprentice - Boston

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust

The closing date is 03 July 2022

Job summary

Talent Pool Nursing Cadet Apprentices - Boston CALLING ALL SCHOOL LEAVERS! TAKE YOUR FIRST STEP INTO THE NHS AS A NURSING CADET APPRENTICE

If you're under the age of 18 and interested in a future career as a healthcare professional, our new talent schemes could kick start your future career with guaranteed progression.*

*subject to satisfactory performance

Main duties of the job

This fantastic opportunity provides young people under 18 years of age the opportunity to start their career and take their first step on their development journey towards becoming a healthcare professional.

About us

As young people under the age of 18 are not legally permitted to work the required hours of our Healthcare Support workforce, this modified entry programme enables individuals to take their first step onto the career ladder, and to develop their skills and competencies enabling direct progression into the role of Healthcare Support Worker upon reaching adulthood.

Individuals over the age of 18 are required to apply directly for a Healthcare Support Worker position.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Opportunity

The Nursing Cadet programme provides the first step onto our Nursing Workforce Development Pathway, offering fully supported training at each stage.

Designed in partnership with the Lincolnshire Talent Academy, the Talent Pool Nursing Cadet role has been created to support young people under the age of 18 join our workforce. Our Nursing Cadet Talent Pool Apprenticeship programme is offered as a full-time, fixed term contract of a maximum of 15 months, working 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday, in accordance with the working hours permitted for young people. The programme offers automatic progression to the role of Healthcare Support Worker upon reaching the age of 18, subject to satisfactory performance and achievement of the Care Certificate for which full training will be provided whilst on the Cadet programme.

During the Nursing Cadet phase, you will embark on a comprehensive training programme working towards your Healthcare Support Worker Level 2 apprenticeship. Working alongside members of a multi-disciplinary team, you will help provide the highest standards of care to our patients, delivered with dignity, respect and compassion. With opportunities across various wards and operating theatres, each Cadet will be allocated to a specific area for the duration of their programme.

Full on and off-the-job training will be provided throughout the Nursing Cadet programme, ensuring you have the skills and knowledge to carry out well-defined routine clinical duties like monitoring an individuals conditions (by checking things like blood pressure, temperature or weight), checking on their overall progress, comfort and well-being.

Supervision and support (direct and indirect) will be provided during the apprenticeship, with progression being dependent on the completion of set objectives throughout the programme. This will enable the apprentice to work within the organisation to gain confidence, experience and build a portfolio of evidence for apprenticeship accreditation.

Automatic Progression

Subject to satisfactory performance and achievement of the Care Certificate whilst on the Cadet programme, progression to the post of Healthcare Support Worker will be guaranteed within 3 months of reaching the age of 18. This opportunity will result in a permanent Band 2 position within the Trust following which you will be required to meet the full requirements of the Healthcare Support Worker role, which will include the change to working pattern (working over 7 days and shift patterns).

Following a successful appointment to the role of Healthcare Support Worker, you will be required to continue on your apprenticeship through to successful completion, thereby providing you with the qualification to support further continued progression. Further training and development opportunities along the Nursing Career Pathway will then be made available to you.

Designed in partnership with the Lincolnshire Talent Academy, the programme provides the foundation skills and competencies for individuals with no prior experience, from which to commence a career within health and care.

Full on and off-the-job training will be provided throughout the duration of the programme, ensuring you have the skills and knowledge to carry out well-defined routine clinical duties like monitoring an individuals conditions (by checking things like blood pressure, temperature or weight), checking on their overall progress, comfort and well-being.

Supervision and support (direct and indirect) will be provided during the apprenticeship, with progression being dependent on the completion of set objectives throughout the programme. This will enable the apprentice to work within the organisation to gain confidence, experience and build a portfolio of evidence for apprenticeship accreditation.

Upon reaching the age of 18, all apprentices shall be supported through a guaranteed interview for a permanent Healthcare Support Worker position within the Trust, aiding them to take their next step within the development pathway.

Entry Criteria

Our Nursing Cadet Programme has been specifically created to support young people under the age of 18 to take their first step onto our Nursing Development Pathway. Whilst experience of delivering care is not required, were looking for individuals with the enthusiasm, desire and passion to work within our hospitals and to provide the very best care to our patients.

Achievement of English and Maths at GCSE grade 3 to 9 (A* - E grade), or functional skills level 1 will be required. However, in the event GCSE results have not been received prior to your application, we are happy for candidates to provide their predicted grades with their application.

Actual results will then be verified prior to a confirmed offer of employment being provided if successful at interview.

Interview Dates

Interviews will be held 6th July 2022

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • English GCSE Grade 3-9 or full Functional Skills Level 1
  • Maths GCSE Grade 3-9 or full Functional Skills Level 1

Previous Experience

Essential

  • Good level of IT skills

Knowledge, skills & aptitudes

Essential

  • Desire to work within a healthcare support role
  • Evidence of team work
  • Evidence of time management
  • Good written and verbal communication skills

Specific requirements

Essential

  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Commitment to undertake and complete all elements of the Apprenticeship training programme relevant to this post

Age

Essential

  • Under the age of 18years

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Employer details

Employer name

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Address

Pilgrim Hospital, Boston

Sibsey Road

Boston

PE21 9QS


Employer's website

https://www.ulh.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Emma Green

emma.green@ulh.nhs.uk

07500226938

Date posted

21 June 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

Negotiable £9,500 for 1st 12mths then NMW for last 3 months

Contract

Apprenticeship

Duration

15 months

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

357-PR-486-22

Job locations

Pilgrim Hospital, Boston

Sibsey Road

Boston

PE21 9QS


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