Nursing and Midwifery

We are very proud to be the first hospital trust in the South West to be rated Outstanding for Caring by the CQC and this could not have been achieved without the hard work and dedication of all our teams.

If you are looking to work in an environment where caring is at the heart of everything we do then University Hospitals Plymouth could be the place for you. Our motto #1bigteam demonstrates how we listen to all our staff, promote innovation and value everyone’s contribution to making our patient’s visit to the hospital a positive experience. 

We have over 900 beds across the Trust and cover a wide range of clinical specialities. There are opportunities for clinical posts in a variety of settings from Adult Nurses and Midwives to Volunteers, Work Experience and Apprenticeships.  

We are proud of our strong links with the University of Plymouth, the Peninsula Medical School and South Devon College and work hard to create the optimum learning environment for all under-graduate and post-graduate students. As an organisation we are proud to be able to support lifelong learning for all our staff and offer opportunities to apply for Degree and Masters level studies. We will support you to demonstrate the requirements of revalidation with the NMC and have a range of supervision, coaching and mentorship opportunities available to all staff. 

Our preceptorship programme for Nurses and Midwives is exceptionally well reviewed and will provide you with a firm foundation on which to start a career. During your preceptorship year, you will be offered the opportunity of working across a wide range of specialties, including our Assessment Units, as part of a rotational programme giving you the opportunity to gain experience in different specialities. 

The Trust is committed to developing our workforce to reach their full potential by investing time and funding into continuous professional development (CPD). Ongoing CPD is provided by mandatory training, study days, conferences and modular programme activity. Modular programme support is provided through commissioned funding by Health Education England (South) and via academic partnership with the University of Plymouth. 

The academic partnership activity utilises the teams within the organisation to provide bespoke CPD. The current portfolio of modules delivered by University Hospitals Plymouth) in academic partnership with University of Plymouth can be seen on the Education and development page.  

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Looking for a job?

Current Nursing and Midwifery opportunities

We run regular recruitment events for qualified nurses (and those soon to be qualified), you can find out about our next Nursing and Midwifery open day.


Visit our volunteering page if you are interested in volunteering with us to find out more about careers in healthcare.

Interested in temporary or more flexible posts?

Whatever your availability we value your skills and experience and can provide you with a fantastic opportunity to work with us in a way that suits your lifestyle. Visit the NHS Professionals website to find out more.