Adult Nursing at University Hospitals Bristol and Weston

At UHBW we understand that Nursing isn’t just a job – it’s a way of life. As a Nurse, you give it your all, day after day, to provide our patients with the excellent standard of care they deserve. So, in return, we provide the support, the development opportunities and work-life balance, to help ensure you live your life as a Nurse to the full.

Why choose us?

To work in a Trust rated Good by the CQC

A workplace that strives to better itself in a career you can feel proud of.

Patient safety is our top priority

We never compromise on the safety of our patients. With the support of Bank and Agency Nurses, we make sure our staff never feel overburdened.

Opportunities to progress

We want to see our staff flourish. As a Nurse at UHBW you could discover opportunities to move into Management, to become a Practitioner, Specialist Nurse, Research Nurse and so much more.

Never stop learning

As a University hospital, we’re always looking to adopt the latest treatments and practices. Through study days and optional courses, we provide a culture of learning, helping you become the best Nurse that you can be.

Healthcare Support Worker


Healthcare Support Workers (HCSW) are a crucial part of the multi-disciplinary team, delivering a high standard of care for our patients from newborn babies to our elderly patients. You will be working with Registered Nurses and helping to provide care and therapy to the patient group in your area of our very diverse trust.

The role of a HCSW is all about patient contact. You will need to have a caring approach, enjoy team working, be an excellent communicator and be capable of delivering high standards of patient care. Our HCSW’s work closely with our clinical teams and in particular with our entire nurses team. As a HCSW, your role will vary each day depending on the ward and the patients in your care.


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Student Nursing Associate (SNA)


Student Nursing Associate (formerly Trainee Nursing Associate) is a role that has recently been added within the NHS nursing workforce. Student Nursing Associates work within multi-disciplinary teams in a variety of health care settings. They deliver hands-on, person-centred care with a holistic approach to ensure outstanding patient care.

The SNA Apprenticeship is a Level 5 course. It is a two-year course where you will undertake 20% protected academic learning, 60% work-based learning and 20% external placement opportunities. On completion you will graduate with a foundation degree in nursing. The academic and clinical aspects of this course are demanding. You should expect to devote a considerable amount of your free time in order to successfully complete the course.


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Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship


Nursing is a vast field with many areas of specialism and scope for careeradvancement. Working as a nursing professional you will need to manage complex, sensitive and often pressured situations. You are in a position where compassion, trust and expertise are essential as you care for service users in a wide number of circumstances and with differing needs.

On completion, you will become a professionally flexible, responsible, selfaware nursing graduate with care and compassion complemented by the ability to think quickly and critically. There will also be opportunities for you to take a lead in healthcare developments through your commitment and outstanding communication skills.


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Our People


Role Types and Additional Information

Return to Practice

The Return to Practice programme is designed to enable nurses whose pin has lapsed to regain their NMC registration. At UHBW this is run in conjunction with University of the West of England who provide the theoretical aspect (which total 6 classes over the course of 6 months), while we provide the practical placement.

There are three entry points throughout the year; January, May and September. This programme is funded by a bursary provided by Health Education South West.

For more information and guidance on returning to practice at UHBW, download our guide. Ready to take the next step? Contact us using the form provided and one of our friendly, professional team will be in touch.