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Newly qualified nurse - Adult

Band 5

Main area
Across the Trust
Band 5
Full time/part time
Job ref
Southampton General Hospital
£24,214 - £30,112 pa pro rata
29/02/2020 23:59

Newly qualified nurses

Looking to kick-start your nursing career in one of the UK’s largest teaching hospitals? We’re looking for newly qualified nurses to join the teams across our rapidly-advancing Trust.

If you’re looking for a challenge in your first post; want a varied and exciting work environment; and share our values of putting patients first, always improving and working together, then we’d love you to come and join us.

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHSFT) is a major trauma centre situated on the south coast of England, where award-winning care, UK firsts, and groundbreaking clinical trials are all in a day’s work. Our patients are at the forefront of everything we do, and we believe that our nursing workforce is vital to ensuring that this is the case.

Providing a broad range of services, our teams across the Trust are able to care for patients from across the south of England – from the start of life to the end. This means that you have huge variety in the people you work with, the patients you see, and the career pathways on offer to you.


What we offer

We want to give all newly qualified nurses the strongest start to their careers, which is why we offer a comprehensive two-week induction and a well-supported preceptorship programme that will equip you with all the skills you need to be an excellent nurse.

Working collaboratively as part of a bigger team, you’ll get all the support you need to do an amazing job as you explore where your future could take you. There are plenty of opportunities to grow your career and take the lead as you progress, and we’re committed to supporting all our staff in achieving their personal and professional ambitions.

We think working here is pretty great, but you don’t have to take our word for it. Here’s what one of our newly qualified nurses said about working at UHS:

“I feel incredibly proud to be part of such a forward-thinking, innovative trust, and I hope to see many more people joining to share the same positive experience that I’ve had!”

-              Ellie Fowler, newly qualified nurse, child health


Our Trust

We’ve worked hard as a Trust to improve the efficiency of our services and as a result, we are currently in financial surplus. We are one of England's largest acute teaching trusts and have recently been rated ‘Good’ by the CQC. In the latest national NHS Staff Survey we ranked:

  • seventh in the country for staff engagement
  • fourth best nationally for our proportion of staff saying that they would recommend our hospital as a place to work or to receive care

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work. Situated on the south coast, with an international airport, meaning you are only a short flight away from Paris, Madrid, or Milan, and only an hour on the train from central London. The picturesque New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic Coast are also right on our doorstep.

The city offers living costs 20% lower than those of London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and as many as 13 expansive parks and green spaces to enjoy.

At UHS, we’re guided by our values of putting patients first, always improving and working together. So if you’re passionate about patient care, dedicated to making progressive improvements, and a great collaborator, we’d love you to join us.


Dual field

If you have completed a dual field programme (child/adult or mental health/adult), please specify in your application the areas you’re interested in joining to enable you to maintain both parts of your registration.


Application information

Please provide both an academic and clinical reference.

Please note that this advert is specifically for adult newly qualified nurses. Paediatric nurses will need to apply through the specific paediatric advert: 188-NQNChild

We welcome applications from nursing students within 18 months of qualifying.



As one of the largest acute teaching Trust’s in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.


As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview. Our LiveWell and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health.


UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme.


UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care. 


Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.


If you’re interested in applying for this role, we’d encourage you to get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of this advert with any questions or if you would like to arrange an informal visit. Alternatively, if you’re ready to apply, please follow the link below to complete an application.


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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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