Nursing is a rewarding career where you have a real chance to make a difference to people’s lives. As part of your training, you can expect to learn new skills and procedures that help patients.

There are many reasons why you should consider a career as an nurse. It offers you the chance to make a difference from day one, a high degree of flexibility and a career with excellent employment prospects.

Working life

From the start of your training and into your first job, you’ll learn how to observe patients and assess their needs.

You’ll learn to plan and deliver the most appropriate care for them, and evaluate the results. Building a trusting relationship with each patient is essential. Your aim is to improve your patients’ quality of life, whatever their situation. You’ll need to take lots of factors into account and juggle many priorities to get the best possible results for your patients.

What are the pay and benefits?

As a newly qualified nurse, you’ll start in pay band 5, meaning you’ll earn over £25,000 a year. Your pay will then increase annually until you reach the top of your pay band.

Looking after patients, looking after you

Compassionate care comes from staff who are well looked after, and the NHS is a well-respected national employer.

We have one of the most competitive and supportive benefits packages, including:

  • length of working week
  • holidays
  • career progression
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