Newly qualified nurses (student nurses)

Salary Contract Description Location
Band 5 £22,128- £28,746 Permanent Grimsby, Scunthorpe & Goole

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust are now recruiting recently qualified nurses and student nurses across our Trust sites and across a range of specialties including medicine and surgery.

As a newly qualified nurse with us you will have access to our excellent training and development programmes which are focused on your development in your chosen area of specialism.

We care about you as individual and will work with you to realise your career aspirations. We respect that you will need help and support to realise your fullest potential. We will deliver everything we say regarding you and your role as a vital asset to our team as you start your journey and career as a nurse within our NHS.

If you are looking for a career with progression and want to work in a centre of clinical excellence, in a team that cares for each other and our patients above all else, then get in touch. In order to apply you will be a third year student or will have recently qualified.

“Thank you for taking the time to visit our newly qualified nurses page. Here you will find all the information you require to start your employment journey with us at NLaG. As chief nurse I am proud of all the nurses who work hard to provide safe and effective care to all patients in our hospitals. I look forward to working with you all. Myself and my team are always happy to answer any questions and receive your feedback. Working in the NHS can be challenging as we see an increase in the number of patients requiring our service but together we can ensure all patients are cared for in a safe, clean and comfortable environment receiving the best possible patient experience.”

– Tara Filby, chief nurse

For more information, please see our FAQs below or contact Rachel Hobson, recruitment manager, on or call 03033 303525

Application Process

Thank you for choosing to apply for a Newly Qualified Position at Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust.

Applying is easy, please click here or the ‘Apply Now’ link at the top of the page and submit your application.

Once your application has been received, you will be invited for an interview. The first round of interviews will commence in January 2019.

Interview Dates 2019

Interview dates to be confirmed.

Dates Location
28th January 2019 Lecture Theatre – Diana Princess Of Wales Hospital, Grimsby
20th February 2019 Robert Holme Hall – Scunthorpe General Hospital
25th February 2019 Lecture Theatre – Diana Princess Of Wales Hospital, Grimsby
20th March 2019 Robert Holme Hall – Scunthorpe General Hospital
29th March 2019 Lecture Theatre – Diana Princess Of Wales Hospital, Grimsby
24th April 2019 Robert Holme Hall – Scunthorpe General Hospital
29th April 2019 Lecture Theatre – Diana Princess Of Wales Hospital, Grimsby
22nd May 2019 Robert Holme Hall – Scunthorpe General Hospital
29th May 2019 Lecture Theatre – Diana Princess Of Wales Hospital, Grimsby
19th June 2018 Robert Holme Hall – Scunthorpe General Hospital
27th June 2019 Lecture Theatre – Diana Princess Of Wales Hospital, Grimsby
24th July 2019 Robert Holme Hall – Scunthorpe General Hospital
26th July 2019 Lecture Theatre – Diana Princess Of Wales Hospital, Grimsby

Recruitment Process

On the day you will have the opportunity to be interviewed by our ward managers within Medicine, Surgery and Community specialities at the trust. You will have the opportunity to give us your top 3 areas where you would like to start your career as a Staff Nurse.

Once your interview has taken place, allocations and job offers will be made by the end of the interviewing month.

  • You won’t be required to sit a maths or English test or a clinical skills assessment
  • You will automatically be joined to our internal bank so you don’t need to apply to a separate advert
  • You will commence as a band 2 health care assistant, and will be uplifted to a band 5 once receipt of your pin number
  • £120 will be given as a thank you to help towards your NMC registration fees once you have commenced in post.
  • A conditional offer letter is sent to successful candidates together with a date for notifying the applicant’s intention to either accept or decline the employment offer. It is important that you notify us by this date.

Please feel free to join our Facebook group 3rd year nursing students. We look forward to receiving your application.

All offers of employment are subject to receipt of the following:

  • Satisfactory health clearance
  • Pre-employment checks conducted by the recruitment team
  • Satisfactory references
  • Satisfactory disclosure and barring services check
  • Registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and receipt of the candidate’s NMC registration details.

Please note it is the applicant’s responsibility to notify the recruitment team if their personal details or circumstance change e.g. postal address, training completion date.


Who do I need to supply as referees on my application?

The Trust requires references from your latest clinical placement mentor and your university personal supervisor. You should supply full contact details for these referees especially their email address. All references are requested electronically.

When can I start working?

Once you have finished your university course completely (your university will hopefully confirm this date with the Trust in advance) you will be able to start in your ward area. You are not allowed to start working on your ward area in a substantive post until you have officially finished university.

What band will I start on?

You will commence in post as a Band 2 SHCA.

Where do I get my uniforms from?

Recruitment will pass your completed uniform form onto your new line manager who will place the order for staff nurse uniforms. You can collect your uniforms from your line manager.

Can I join the staff bank?

Hopefully many of the 3rd year nursing students will already be registered on our staff bank but if you are not, we will be able to arrange this if notified by you.

If I join the Bank what band will I be paid?

You will be employed on the Bank as a Band 2 SHCA

When do I change to a Band 5?

You will become a Band 5 when the NMC register shows that you are actually registered. This does not mean when you have paid your fee. You should let Recruitment have your NMC pin number as soon as you receive it so that they can check the NMC register. When you registration is showing an expiry date and revalidation date you are officially registered.

How do I ensure that I get paid as a Band 5?

Once your NMC pin is fully registered you should inform your line manager who will then complete a ‘change to post’ form and send it off to payroll so that the change can be made from a Band 2 to a Band 5.

What mandatory training to do I need to do when I start?

Once a confirmed start date has been sent to you via email you will be booked onto our Corporate Trust Induction, Moving and Handling and Care Camp.

What if I have already done some mandatory training in my Bank position?

You do not need to duplicate this training as long as your mandatory training is still in date. If you have already done moving and handling at university you will not be expected to re-do this training but you will be asked to sign a moving and handling training variance sheet and provide a copy of your University patient handling training documentation to the Trust.

How long does Care Camp last for and do I have to attend?

Care Camp will be held for one week from Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. This training is mandatory for all newly qualified nurses therefore your attendance is required every day.

Where is the Care Camp held.

Due to training facilities and room availability the Care Camp is normally held at Scunthorpe hospital. If you are employed at Grimsby hospital please book yourself onto the shuttle bus (inward and outward) for each day that you are booked onto Care Camp.

When do I get an ID Badge?

An ID badge appointment will be made to coincide with your start date. You will be informed of this date when you receive your letter confirming your start date. The ID badge session will be booked at the site that you work at.

What if I already have an ID badge through the Bank?

An ID badge amendment form will be completed by recruitment and an amended ID badge will be available for you to collect from the recruitment office after your start date. When you change to a Band 5 your line manager will complete a further ID badge amendment form for you.

How do I get a yellow name badge?

Recruitment will order your yellow name badge for your Band 5 Staff Nurse position. You will be able to collect this when your NMC pin number is fully registered. Yellow name badges will not be given out for the Band 2 SHCA position due to the timescale and costs incurred.

When will I get a contract?

Your contract as a Band 2 SHCA will be issued as soon as possible after your start date confirmation is sent but please allow up to eight weeks for this.