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Student and Newly Qualified Nurse - Adult

Band 5

Main area
Nursing and midwifery
Band 5
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Southampton General Hospital
£27,055 - £32,932 per annum pro rata
Salary period
01/03/2023 23:59

Job overview

Are you a passionate student nurse within 18 months of qualifying? 

Do you desire an exciting newly qualified nurse opportunity?

Would you like to join a rapidly advancing trust and begin your successful clinical career? 

Here at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS), we welcome your application and, through our offer of fantastic training and development, believe we can give you the best chances to achieve your professional and personal ambitions. 

UHS is a major trauma centre situated on the south coast of England, where award-winning care, UK firsts, and ground-breaking clinical trials are all in a day’s work. Our teams provide a wide and diverse range of services to over 1.9 million people living in Southampton and beyond. Unlike many other trusts in the country, we look after patients from the start of life to the end. This means that you have huge variety in the people you will work with, the patients you will see and the career pathways on offer to you. 

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

Main duties of the job

You can read an overview of the main duties of the role in the section below: Job Description and Main Responsibilities.

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents attached.

Working for our organisation

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. 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. 

We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities


To give you the strongest start in your nursing career, we offer a comprehensive two-week induction and a well-supported preceptorship programme. There are plenty of opportunities to grow and take the lead as you progress. We’re committed to support 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


Please provide both an academic and clinical reference within your application.

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.

Please note that this advert is specifically for adult newly qualified nurses. 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.

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

Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Qualified nurse NMC registered or registration pending.
  • Evidence of on-going personal development


Essential criteria
  • Good communication skills
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Able to use initiative
  • Analytical decision-making skills
  • Team player.
  • Awareness of evidence based practice.


Essential criteria
  • Able to demonstrate behaviours that meet the Trust Values Patients First
  • Able to demonstrate behaviours that meet the Trust Values Always Improving
  • Able to demonstrate behaviours that meet the Trust Values Working Together

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Apprenticeships logoNo smoking policyDisability confident employerCare quality commission - GoodArmed Forces Covenant Bronze Award

Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Jelena Barankina
Job title
Recruitment Co-ordinator
Email address
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