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