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Newly Qualified

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 career.


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 deserve.

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.

Big Changes

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 potential.