NQNs and Student Nurses

A special place for your nursing career – join the home of ’24 Hours in A&E’

Register now for Nursing Careers webinar with our Chief Nurse!

Join our Chief Nursing Officer at a very special webinar and Q&A to discover more about how we welcome and support newly-qualified nurses into #teamstgeorges!

You will find out about the widest variety of roles and services, our career development options including unique post-graduate NQN course and Band 5 Development pathway – and you can ask any questions you like. Register now for this free event here on Eventbrite.

Unique opportunities for new nurses in 2020 and 2021

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 of £29,888 (and Band 5 range alone extends to £36,738 a year).

There are many great reasons to start and develop your career with St George’s – the 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

  • Special Band 5 NQN Development Pathway
  • Unique programme with Kingston University after six-month preceptorship. Includes mental health, quality Improvement, acutely unwell patients, and reflective practice, and provides 30 credits towards a post-graduate qualification
  • Six-month preceptorship programme with dedicated Preceptor
  • Ongoing training including core clinical skills, leadership, nurse-in-charge, leading edge simulation facilities on site
  • Tailored help and advice from dedicated Practice Educators
  • Band 5 – 7 Development Pathway with flexibility to match your interests and needs, includes Leadership Academy course, approved NMC Mentoring course, MEERKATS course in acute settings, specialist clinical training

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). 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