Become a nurse at GOSH

Student nurses

We offer placements to pre-registration children’s nursing students in a variety of high quality clinical settings. Placements at GOSH are available to students at any of our partner universities: 

Elective placements for students

Children’s nursing students at other universities can still undertake an elective placement at GOSH. These elective placements are offered throughout the year for a two to four-week period. Places are limited and availability depends on the demand from our partner universities, as our hosted students take priority. For more information please email  

Applications will be reviewed for placements within the below timeframes only:

  • 26th March 2018 – 22nd April 2018 (Last applications: 5th February 2018)
  • 6th August 2018 – 26th August 2018 (Last applications:15th April 2018)

There is a committed team of Nurse Mentors across the wards to ensure that pre-registration nurses are supported whilst in practice. At GOSH we also have a dedicated Student Practice Facilitator team to provide additional support to pre-registration students. 

Nurses from overseas

GOSH welcomes nurses from all over the world. However, before working at GOSH, all of our international nurses must have the following: 
  • Nursing registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Work permit
This can be a lengthy process so if you are thinking of moving to the UK, you should plan at least a year ahead. If you are from outside of the European Union you will also be required to:
  • Undertake an International English Language Test (IELTS)
  • Complete an Overseas Nursing Programme when you arrive
Critically, to nurse children in the UK you must be registered on the Child Health part of the register. This requires you to have undertaken specialist academic and clinical practice in children's nursing.
In most of our departments, we are only able to employ Child Health registered nurses so it is important that you have obtained the appropriate registration before seeking a job with us.
In specialist environments, such as Theatres and Cardiac Critical Care, we accept a limited number of Registered General Nurses. Specialty-specific experience is a priority.
For more information, please take a look at our FAQs for overseas nurses or email 

Nursing and HCA Bank 

The GOSH Nursing and HCA bank provides high-quality paediatric healthcare workers to ensure a high level of consistent staffing on the wards and departments, and minimise the reliance on third party agency workers. 
Our bank staff have excellent development opportunities, both through their day-to-day work and their further professional development, and receive more benefits and job security than agency workers. Our bank staff also have the flexibility to choose the shifts they want and are paid on a weekly basis.
By registering with the bank, you will not only have the opportunity to gain experience in the one of the world’s leading children’s hospitals but will also have access to the following benefits: 
  • Flexible shifts to suit you
  • Ward orientation
  • Internal training
  • NHS pension 
  • Online booking and timesheet system
  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Priority over agency workers
  • Pleasant working environment
We have shifts available for nurses and healthcare assistants (Bands 3 to 7) through the Great Ormond Street Hospital Nursing and Health Care Assistant Bank. 
To find out more or make an appointment to visit the hospital and get a feel for the working environment, please call 0207 813 8327 or email your CV to  

Nursing and Healthcare Support Workers apprenticeships 

At GOSH we are focused on improving the education, training and development opportunities available to all current, potential and future staff. 

We are currently piloting the Nursing Associate Programme in collaboration with Health Education England, to provide opportunities for health support workers to develop and progress on the job. 

The GOSH Clinical Apprentice Programme will launch officially in early 2018. For more information please contact

Join the team 

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