Exciting time for student nurses

20 April 2015

Student nurses coming to the end of their final year placement are invited to find out about the many exciting job opportunities at the Royal Free London at an open evening on 30 April 2015. 

For the first time all student nurses will be offered permanent employment at the trust pending successful completion of their final placement and passing their final exam.

Debbie Sanders, director of nursing at the Royal Free London, said: “This is an exciting time for the trust and student nurses who go on to join our staff will find themselves playing a key role in the delivery of passionate, patient-focused care at a trust committed to embracing excellence.

“We are delighted to be able to offer our students permanent employment and look forward to working with them over the coming years.”

During the open evening at the Royal Free Hospital, student nurses will have the chance to hear from Rebecca Longmate, divisional nurse director and trust lead for nurse recruitment, Natasha Pradhan, head of education and development, and Jansen Climaco, senior education and development nurse, who will each share their insights into what a career at the Royal Free London could look like.

Rebecca Longmate, divisional nurse director and trust lead for nurse recruitment, said: “The Royal Free London is one of the UKs biggest trusts, delivering care to more than 1.6 million patients each year. Our governing objectives include delivering excellent outcomes and excellent experience and we know that our nurses play a fundamental role in achieving this.

“Facilitating and supporting a workforce of talented, dedicated nurses is at the top of our priority list and it is our aim to create a happy and healthy working environment where our nurses can thrive and succeed.”

The evening runs from 6-7.30pm and will cover:

  • Job opportunities at the trust
  • The preceptorship programme for newly qualified nurses
  • Recruitment and the direct employment scheme for final placement student nurses across Royal Free London hospitals

Nurses will also have the opportunity to network with each of the four divisions in our trust: transplant and specialist services, surgery and associated services, urgent care and women and children.

In addition there will be stalls and representatives from the Royal Free private patients unit, Middlesex University and the University of Hertfordshire.

The open evening takes place in the Sir William Wells Atrium on the ground floor of the Royal Free Hospital. It is free to attend but please book your place by emailing Jansen Climaco on mclimaco@nhs.net.

For queries regarding the recruitment process, please email Rebecca Longmate on rebecca.longmate@nhs.net.