When you join us as a newly qualified Nurse, Midwife or
Therapist, we'll do everything we can to ease your transition into
your role. What's more, we'll support you to keep on developing at
your own pace. New skills will lead to new opportunities, so you
can rest assured you're at the beginning of a long and rewarding
All newly qualified nurses are supported through a preceptorship
period lasting 6 to 12 months. We tailor this support according to
your individual needs and your clinical speciality. If there are
any practical skills you need to fulfil your role, we'll give you
the training you need.
Knowledge and Skills Framework
Your KSF document lays out all the skills and knowledge we
expect you to have in order to provide care at the highest level.
It is used to support you through the first gateway and beyond as
you continue to learn and develop your nursing abilities.
Meeting Your Manager
This isn't just something that happens on your first day. Here
at the Trust, we're committed to making sure you meet with your
manager on a regular basis - and your manager will be dedicated to
helping you grow and develop in your role. From pastoral care to
identifying your training and development needs, your manager will
make sure you're happy in the job and provide the support you
Personal Development Plan
Exactly as it sounds, and a fundamental tool to ensure job
satisfaction - your PDP will be tailored to your own unique needs.
It's a clear and evolving record of the training and development
we'll provide to help you build the career you want.
Service Level Agreement
Our agreement with the University of Manchester means we can
offer you a wide range of high quality programmes for your
continued professional development.
Partners in Learning
A diverse variety of external learning modules come from an
equally broad range of institutions, including Manchester
University, Manchester Metropolitan University, Bolton University
and Salford University.
Nursing and Midwifery
As an example of the kind of learning and development
opportunities available, take the Nursing and Midwifery Assistant
Practitioner Programme. This two-year university course is
work-based, but offers day release for study. Ultimately resulting
in a Foundation Degree in Healthcare, it's a fantastic career
development opportunity for in-house Clinical Support Workers who
already hold NVQ Level 2.
You won't be the only one who changes during your time here. The
Trust - and every individual department - is in a constant state of
evolution and growth. We'll support you through any and all
changes, to make sure you enjoy all the benefits of new
developments in healthcare and keep on fulfilling your