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Newly Qualified Student Nurse

Please Note: The application deadline for this vacancy has now passed.

Role Summary

Calling all newly qualified Nurses!

Are you a final year Adult student nurse who will qualify in 2022? As we are looking for newly qualified Staff Nurses to join our professional and motivated nursing teams across our acute and community sites. We are extremely proud of our services and want you to be part of our future, joining our healthcare heroes at Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust!

About the Role

We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we'll help you get there.

Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you're starting out in the NHS, you’ll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.

You'll benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You'll have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers. You will also have access to other benefits including:

  • National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.
  • Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter
  • Car lease schemes.
  • The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).
  • Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available – if the role is something you are interested in, we'd love to hear from you.

About Us

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role

You will join a busy multi-disciplinary team who are dedicated in providing individualised, evidence based care. You will be self-driven, striving to provide a high standard of nursing care. Your philosophy should be that the patient’s needs come first.

We recognise the value that each individual brings to our profession and we will support you as you take your first steps with us, including enrolment on a 12 month Preceptorship Programme; specifically designed to meet the development needs of newly qualified nurses which actively promotes and supports continuing professional development. Our programme includes:

  • A 12-month period of preceptorship.
  • A tailored preceptorship development pathway to suit your individual needs.
  • Protected learning time in your first year of practice.
  • A named preceptor in your clinical area.
  • Local and trust-wide induction training.
  • The support of a dedicated clinical training team for all fields of nursing, midwifery and allied health professionals.
  • Access to clinical experts.
  • Regular meetings and action plans.
  • Support and additional learning on topics not covered on a university course.

The Preceptorship Team aim to deliver our teaching in an innovative and effective way. Our learning days don’t just involve sitting in a classroom but are interactive, practical, stimulating and empowering.

We are fully committed to the health and wellbeing of our staff and our health and wellbeing team offer a variety of fantastic services and resources to support you at every step.

Come and join our family!

We have full time and part time posts available and provide a 24/7 service, in your supporting statement please provide details of the areas that you are interested in working in.

The job descriptions have been merged for the different areas/positions, please see attachment.

As this post is in a shortage occupation code it qualifies for the Trust’s Recommend a Friend Scheme.

Working Pattern: We have various full and part-time positions available.

Interview Date: TBC

Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.


Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford). Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within people’s own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

It’s never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as you'll help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.

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