Spire Healthcare starts search for up to 270 nurse degree apprentices in University of Sunderland partnership project

The leading private healthcare provider is launching a new nurse degree apprenticeship programme in partnership with the University of Sunderland.

Tuesday, 13th April 2021, 12:40 pm
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Spire Healthcare’s nurse degree apprenticeship is open to applicants at all stages of life, including school leavers, university graduates and people looking to retrain and their will be roles available across the firm’s 35 hospitals.

The nurse degree apprenticeship is a work-based qualification providing apprentices with a combination of training and assessments, distancing learning and on-site placements at hospitals as well as at the local NHS trust and GP practices.

Each nurse degree apprenticeship will complete the programme with a BSc degree and applications are now open for the programme in July.

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For details, go to https://www.spirehealthcare.com/recruitment/spire-nursing-apprenticeship-programme/

Deborah Barker, Group Talent Manager at Spire Healthcare, said: “We are thrilled to be launching our new nurse degree apprenticeship programme with the University of Sunderland it offers hundreds of people, from school leavers, university graduates or people looking to retrain, the opportunity to earn while they learn.

Simone Bedford, team leader professional healthcare practice and midwifery at University of Sunderland, said: “We are excited to be working with Spire Healthcare as this is a great opportunity to work with partners in the private sector.

“The Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship will be delivered nationally within the Spire Healthcare group and will offer greater flexibility than a traditional degree to the 270 new nursing apprentices. Based on the University of Sunderland’s successful experience elsewhere, this ‘grow your own’ model is a very exciting development for everyone concerned and we commend Spire Healthcare for its initiative in embarking on such a programme.”