Newly Qualified Registered Nurse

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum/pro rata
Closing date
25 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a Adult or Paediatric student nurse in your final year of training who will qualify in 2022/2023? Are you about to register or re-register with the NMC?

Would you like to start your nursing career in a supportive environment?

We would like to help you find the perfect first registered nurse role. Apply online to meet our teams and find out more.

Who we are:

Founded in 1897, Kettering General Hospital (KGH) covers a large part of the Northamptonshire area. Our services are delivered from our main site in Kettering, and satellite outpatient facilities in Kettering, Corby, Wellingborough and Rushden. The trust has 639 beds and 17 theatres, and employs more than 4,000 people.

Facts and figures about KGH - We are a busy Hospital site and see:
  • 255 patients per day in A& E
  • 310,000 outpatients each year
  • About 41,500 inpatients
  • About 43,500 day case patients
  • Approx. 3,500 births

In joining an organisation that provides many specialist services and always gives excellent care- you will have an opportunity to learn, grow and flourish in a supportive and innovative environment.

KGH offers a comprehensive Trust induction programme during your first week. We can provide on-going learning and development opportunities including both leadership courses and clinical skills. KGH also operates an internal transfer process scheme allowing you to move around the organisation to develop your nursing career and gain further skills and experience.

Main duties of the job

What we offer:

As a newly qualified nurse at KGH we can offer you development and have different and diverse areas that you could work in to launch your career and gain your first experience in nursing. We will help you develop your skills, knowledge and professional confidence. We offer a 12 month Emerging Leader Preceptorship programme to support your transition from student to competent practitioner. You will attend 5 well-structured study days, each with a different theme and delivered via workshops and action learning sets. We offer clinical skills training days and clinical supervision during this preceptorship period.

From day one you would be placed within one of our dynamic and supportive teams and allocated a preceptor who will have relevant experience in your chosen clinical area. They will guide and support your development in practice and review this at regular intervals and you will also receive additional support via the trust practice development team.

We would ensure you had the opportunity to put your skills into practice and be fully supported through your 12 month preceptorship programme. We pride ourselves in providing a supportive environment for our newly qualified staff nurses and you will soon feel part of a team and organisation that cares about you and your future nursing career.

We also provide the opportunity to work as a Band 4 Pre-Registration Nurse until your NMC PIN is received.

About us

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest employers in the area and we are on an exciting journey. Our mission is to provide safe, compassionate, and clinically excellent patient care, by being an outstanding employer for our people. We have entered into a Group Model with neighbouring Northampton General Hospital and have become University Hospitals of Northamptonshire.

Our Excellence Values:






Job description

Job responsibilities

Please state in your supporting statement which area/ division you would like your application to be considered for: Medical, Surgical, Urgent Care or woman and family health (including Paediatrics) and your approximate completion date for your nursing programme.

For further information on the advertised role, please refer to the job description located under the Supporting Documents heading. The full person specification can be accessed under the Shortlisting Criteria section of the document.

Please be aware, the interview is a Group Assessment Day that will need to be attended in person.

There is no option for this to be virtual and this will take place on Saturday 8th July 2023.

Person Specification

Education, Training and qualifications


  • oApplying for NMC registration (completing degree, RTP or OSCE)
  • oNursing degree (completing or attained)

Knowledge and Skills


  • oPrevious healthcare experience
  • oCommitment to continuing professional development



  • oThe ability to communicate with patients and their families/carers during highly stressful time
  • oTo demonstrate accuracy and clarity in verbal, written and electronic communication
  • oThe ability to work as part of the multi-disciplinary team to ensure high quality nursing
  • oAbility to organise, prioritise and adjust own workload

Personal Qualities and attributes


  • oAbility to treat all employees and other hospital information confidentially
  • oRecognition of factors in maintaining own and others health, safety and security

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Kettering General Hospital

Rothwell Road


NN16 8UZ

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