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UK to double nursing apprentices and help deliver 50,000 more nurses

Christian Fernsby |
Nursing careers in England will be made more accessible through a new government package worth up to £172 million, which will enable healthcare employers to take on up to 2,000 nursing degree apprentices every year.

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The news comes as interest in health careers has surged, with the number of people looking for information on nursing on the NHS careers website rising 138% between March and June.

Nursing degree apprenticeships provide a route into nursing where people can train to nationally recognised standards and earn as they learn, benefiting those for whom a ful time university course is not practical or preferred.

NHS and other healthcare employers will receive £8,300 per placement per year for both new and existing apprenticeships.


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