Nurses are so important but finding and retaining them is a challenge across healthcare. So, when you’ve got incredible staff who, with the right support, could become nurses, it makes total sense to empower and train them to do so. We have 24 beds here and don’t have to use any agency staff as we’re developing and utilising our own highly skilled workforce.
"I am happy to be undertaking my training via the apprenticeship route, John has encouraged my development since I joined the company over a year ago and together, we have spoken about the different options available. I am pleased with my decision, working with my colleagues at Benoni allows me to benefit from their range of experiences whilst they support my development. I am learning clinical skills at university which I am then able to practise under the guidance of my mentors at work.
"So far I am enjoying it, and I’m looking forward to finding out where my next placement will be."
“This pathway has enabled me to start my journey on a career which I did not previously think was a viable option for me. I have been able to gain experience and skills in several clinical environments which I can then apply to my practice at work.
"This programme, with the support of my Benoni colleagues has allowed me to develop confidence in leading a team to deliver the best possible care for our residents.”
The University of Plymouth understands some of the challenges in developing and retaining highly skilled employees. We are excited to be offering the Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship leading to registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council across our three sites in Plymouth, Truro and Exeter.
Academic Site Lead at the University of Plymouth’s Truro School of Nursing
The Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship Programme with the University of Plymouth widens participation giving an alternative route to study and become a Registered Nurse across three possible fields of Nursing, Adult, Child and Mental Health without the need to become a full-time traditional student utilising student finance.
Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship Programme Lead
We are delighted to be working collaboratively with John and other employers in the South West to grow a sustainable workforce that meets the needs of our local population and the ambitions outlined in the NHS Long term workforce Plan.
Academic Lead for Apprenticeship
Work-based degrees and higher apprenticeships
Helping employers develop, harness and focus the skills of emerging talent within their organisation whilst offering employees opportunity to pursue undergraduate degree qualifications alongside real-life work experience.