Spire Nursing Apprenticeship programme

Building upon the success of our previous programmes, Spire Healthcare is delighted to have recruited our next intake of Nurse Apprentices.

If you’ve ever dreamt of being a nurse, an apprenticeship is an incredible way for you to gain all the skills, knowledge and experience required to become a fully qualified registered nurse. You can earn while you learn, graduating with a BSc in Adult Nursing.

As soon as we have more information to share on when we will be recruiting our next intake of Nurse Apprentices, we will let you know.  Please keep an eye out!

Why choose a Spire Nursing Apprenticeship programme?

Underpinned by the NMC, during your Apprenticeship you will be able to develop practical and theoretical skills both on and off the job. Throughout your training you will get to experience placements in a wide range of nursing settings, both inside and outside of Spire, such as wards, outpatients, operating theatres, hospices and A&E, and be fully supported by our experienced and friendly clinicians, plus a dedicated learning team.

An exciting curriculum, developed by the University of Sunderland, means you will study remotely for the 4 year programme.

Our Apprentices are fully supported professionally and academically to achieve the Nursing Degree, alongside earning a competitive salary, complimented with an excellent benefits package that you would expect from a leading national employer.


We offer employees a competitive salary as well as a comprehensive benefits package that includes but is not limited to:

  • 35 days annual leave inclusive of bank holidays
  • Employer and employee contributory pension scheme with flexible retirement options
  • ‘Spire for you’ reward platform - discount and cashback for over 1,000 retailers
  • Free Bupa wellness screening
  • Private medical insurance
  • Life assurance  

Spire Healthcare is committed to creating an environment that will attract, retain, and motivate all its people. We are an equal opportunities employer, committed to the health and wellbeing of all our colleagues and consultants.

We firmly believe that it is our people that make the business successful, and everyone should have the opportunity to work in a motivated team, free from discrimination on any grounds. We, therefore, are keen to receive and review applications from all candidates of under-represented groups who feel they offer the requisite skills.

Spire Healthcare is one of the biggest private Healthcare Providers in the UK; with 39 hospitals in our group, we offer a range of services to both privately insured, self-pay and NHS patients. We are extremely proud of the progress we have made over recent years as we deliver our Purpose – Making a positive difference to our patients’ lives through outstanding personalised care. Our passion for providing high quality, safe care is integral to everything we do and is reflected in our excellent CQC ratings across England, with 98% of our hospitals having achieved Good or Outstanding.

Nursing Apprenticeship testimonials

Hear from our latest nurse apprentices on how Spire Healthcare has helped them on their journey to becoming a nurse.

Edie Davenport

Edie Davenport, a nurse apprentice at Spire Healthcare, recently completed a 9-week placement at her local Saint Francis Hospice. Read Edie's story and why it's an experience that she will take with her for the rest of her career.

Be inspired to learn, earn and build an exceptional and fulfilling future with Spire Healthcare.

Read Edie's story

Amy Clarke

From a support worker to a Spire nurse apprentice, Amy Clark shares her experience of pursuing her career dreams and being an apprentice at Spire Dunedin Hospital:

“I wanted to be a nurse for 10 years but having a young family meant it was not the right time to pursue a demanding career in nursing. My husband has been incredibly supportive throughout and continued to encourage me to follow my dream.

“While I enjoyed being a support worker caring for adults with learning difficulties, I decided it was time to make the change to nursing and was thrilled to have gained a place on Spire’s nursing apprenticeship programme at Spire Dunedin Hospital in August 2021.

“At times, it has been challenging to study, work and juggle a family life, but it has been extremely rewarding regardless. I have also appreciated the opportunities the apprenticeship has given me, such as having placements on hospital wards, in operating theatres, in oncology departments and at a local hospice.

“The best part so far has been all the skills I have gained, but I have also learned a lot about myself and how I can take on and manage challenging situations.

“Spire has been incredibly supportive while I have been doing my apprenticeship. Having a dedicated team has meant I have been able to ask questions and gain support whenever I have needed it. It’s been an amazing opportunity to learn and earn a salary while on the job, while gaining skills and experience to bring me towards being a fully qualified nurse.”