Beginning your career as a qualified nurse

If you’ve completed a nursing degree, UHS is a great place to take your first steps as a newly qualified nurse.

We’re one of England's largest acute teaching trusts, providing a wide and diverse range of services to over 1.9 million people living in Southampton and beyond. We’ll find a team in which your skills, passion for nursing and drive to provide the highest standards of patient care can be nurtured and best utilised.

As well as the other benefits you’ll have while working for UHS, we’re also able to offer flexible career pathways, giving you the opportunity to move around between the many specialties in the hospital.

The development of our staff is central to the delivery of high quality, safe and effective care. You’ll be offered opportunities for ongoing development to help realise your professional and personal ambitions.

We offer a minimum six-month preceptorship programme to support your transition and develop your knowledge and skills, further building your confidence as an autonomous professional.

We know that having studied hard for your qualification, you’ve already demonstrated enthusiasm and commitment to your role as a nurse. We look forward to supporting you in a busy and exciting teaching trust.

Apply now for our current newly qualified adult and child nurse vacancies, come to our next event or contact our dedicated team at for more information.