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:

Read more about why you should choose GOSH for your student placement.

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 nurse.elective@gosh.nhs.uk

Please note that due to popular demand, applications for 2018 are now closed.

Applications will be reviewed for placements within the below timeframes for 2019:

  • 5 August 2019 – 1 September 2019 (Last applications: 7 April 2019)

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.Jobs@gosh.nhs.uk 

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 onai.bosha@gosh.nhs.uk

Nursing and Healthcare Support Workers apprenticeships 

At GOSH we are committed to developing our nursing workforce, delivering high quality training and ensuring that everyone has the chance to fulfill their potential.

Healthcare Support Workers play a vital role in our ability to deliver the best care for our patients and the Healthcare Support Worker (HCSW) apprenticeship programme is a fantastic opportunity to earn while you learn.

The programme usually takes 12 months to complete during which you will gain confidence, valuable skills and knowledge and real life experience in delivering high quality compassionate care to children, young people and their families. It combines on the job training with support and guidance from a clinical mentor, whilst studying for a nationally recognised qualification.

Dates for the clinical apprenticeships recruitment this year are:

Advert on NHS Jobs Start date
15/01/2018 30/04/2018
30/04/2018 30/07/2018
30/07/2018 29/10/2018

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

Access further information about the Nursing Associate role on the Health Education England website.

For more information please contact Nursing.Jobs@gosh.nhs.uk

Join the team 

View our current vacancies or get in touch on Nursing.Jobs@gosh.nhs.uk