Career enhancement opportunity
Location: Tendring / Colchester
Closing Date: 24.07.23
Salary starts at £22,816 (Band 3)
"The apprenticeship nursing associate role in community mental health is indeed a springboard for a successful nursing career. It's an invitation to make a meaningful impact in the lives of others while continually growing as a healthcare professional. If you're passionate about mental health and eager to learn, we look forward to welcoming you to our team.”
We are supporting talented individuals who live locally to begin their nursing journey and work to support their community. Achieve a Level 5 Associate Nurse Foundation Degree and NMC registration.
What you need:
As part of this role, you will receive full NHS benefits. It is a fully funded course where you will have access to support and resources to help you learn as you work.
Find out more about nursing associates in this film: Introducing the nursing associate - YouTube
The course is 24 months and you will be required to work 30 hours or more. You may do so for the duration of the apprenticeship. You will attend weekly face-to-face sessions at the university, and have the opportunity to attend placements which will help with your learning.
Once you have successfully completed the full 24 month course, you will be eligible to apply for a band 4 nursing associate role (Current salary £25,147 - £27,596).
You will also have the tools at your disposal to begin your full nursing training which will be fully funded by the Trust. You will also be supported to achieve Level 6 (22 month degree course). Once this is completed, you can continue on the apprenticeship pathway to become a registered nurse.
Why join apprentice nursing associate?
A few words from James Foster, Service Manager – North Essex Community Mental Health Services
"As a service manager within Community Mental Health services, I am wholeheartedly convinced of the immense value and potential that an Apprenticeship Nursing Associate role offers. This opportunity serves as a vital gateway into a gratifying, dynamic, and fulfilling career in mental health.
The apprenticeship provides you with a hands-on experience of working within our community services, allowing you to gain valuable insights and a deep understanding of the field. It's a unique way to learn, offering an excellent blend of theoretical study and practical application, nurturing the growth of skilled, confident, and compassionate professionals.
Working in community mental health is more than just a job. It's about making a tangible difference in the lives of individuals, their families, and the broader community. Our focus is to aid in the recovery journey of our patients, promoting independence and helping them achieve their personal goals.
You will not only hone your clinical skills but also learn to approach patient care holistically, underpinned by the principles of dignity, respect, and understanding. The diverse range of patients you'll encounter, and the broad spectrum of needs you'll help address, guarantees that no two days are alike.
Moreover, the apprenticeship fosters a culture of lifelong learning and professional development. From being mentored by seasoned professionals to engaging in continuous training and development, we ensure that you are supported every step of the way.
The apprenticeship nursing associate role in community mental health is indeed a springboard for a successful nursing career. It's an invitation to make a meaningful impact in the lives of others while continually growing as a healthcare professional. If you're passionate about mental health and eager to learn, we look forward to welcoming you to our team.”
More information can be found at: Nursing Associates - The Nursing and Midwifery Council (nmc.org.uk)