NQNs and Student Nurses

Enjoy starting and growing your career at one of the UK’s biggest and busiest hospitals, where world-leading clinical practice and patient care meets a very special teamworking culture.

You will experience warmest of welcomes, support throughout your career – and unrivalled learning, training and development opportunities.

Newly-qualified staff nurses enjoy a starting salary at Band 5, plus at St George’s Trust you will also receive the Inner London high-cost area supplement of 20% of your basic salary. (See AFC Website for more information on pay).

There are many great reasons to start and develop your career with St George’s – the previous world-famous home of ’24 Hours in A&E’. Please take look at what we offer below.

Whether you have recently qualified or will do soon, are in your final year, or looking for a new role, please get in touch any time – for an informal chat, to apply and arrange an online, video or phone interview, or find out about opportunities in specific services.


Education, learning and development opportunities

  • Band 5 NQN Development Pathway:
    • NQN’s are invited to attend a week induction, specifically tailored to your needs, upon employment.
    • Following induction, you are invited to 5 (in house) preceptorship study days.
    • Following this you can enrol on to external study days with Kingston University (area dependent).
  • Unique programme with Kingston University. Includes mental health, quality Improvement, acutely unwell patients, and reflective practice, and provides 30 credits towards a post-graduate qualification
  • 12 month preceptorship programme with dedicated Preceptor
  • Ongoing training including core clinical skills, leadership, nurse-in-charge, leading simulation facilities on site
  • Tailored help and advice from dedicated Practice Educators


Friendly teams, supportive culture

  • Sociable, supportive and welcoming colleagues in a modern, diverse environment
  • Practical and personal help to settle and thrive
  • Rotation: you can experience different clinical areas (after six months) utilising the internal transfer scheme. Some large services offer ‘internal’ rotation too, eg Medicine Division, Cardiology and Paediatrics
  • Flexibility: If your initial role isn’t quite what you wanted, we can find the environment that best suits you and your interests
  • Shared commitment through our clinical and support teams to Outstanding Care Every Time – and to our values: Excellent, Kind, Responsible, Respectful


Working here and south London life 

  • A special place to start your career: leading medical university on site; one of the country’s biggest hospitals with 9,000+ staff (4,500 nurses), 150,000 A&E attendances, 600,000+ outpatient appointments (virtual and on-site); 50,000+ elective surgery procedures each year; renowned Major Trauma Centre
  • On-site restaurants and shops; discounts with local shops, bars, restaurants
  • Flexible working, counselling, health and well-being programme
  • Fantastic location
    • 25 minutes from central London, excellent public transport links
    • Vibrant, diverse, great shops, leisure, eating, nightlife
    • Tooting, in the heart South west London – full of green spaces


What do our nurses say about starting their careers here?

Rhoda Oduro-Fordjour




Heather Llewellyn




Holly Rosso




Hyacinth Boyne




Sophie Crawley