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Would you like to follow in the footsteps of our health heroes?

Student nurse Becci Hunt

13 August 2021

Student nurse Becci HuntDo you have a desire to become a registered nurse and follow in the footsteps of some of our heroes of the coronavirus pandemic?

If you do and are driven, committed and keen to make a difference, then Powys Teaching Health Board (PTHB) is offering opportunities, aligned to Powys Regional Partnership Board's Workforce Futures Strategic Framework, to join a part-time nursing degree over four years in partnership with the Open University (OU). 

The successful candidates will join PTHB working as a healthcare support worker for two days a week, gaining practical skills, and spend a further three days a week studying or on clinical placements as a student nurse. 

As part of the programme, all your university fees will be paid, along with earning a full-time healthcare support worker's salary - currently ranging between £18,185 - £19,337 per year. 

"This is a fantastic opportunity to start training for a career in nursing in a local, supportive and flexible way, with a guaranteed registered nurse job with PTHB at the end of your studies," said Julie Rowles, Director of Workforce and Organisational Development and Support Services for PTHB.

"We are keen to increase the number of talented, locally-trained nurses we employ in Powys, and these posts offer an opportunity to earn as you learn without the requirement to travel out of county to complete your training." 

To apply, visit:

Due to OU and PTHB requirements, this opportunity is only availableto interested candidates who are 18 and above, and closes on 30 August.

If you would like further information, get in touch with Katelyn Falvey on or call 07970 422146.

Powys Regional Partnership Board is made up of a range of public bodies and other representatives, including Powys County Council, Powys Teaching Health Board and Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations, who are working together to improve the health and wellbeing of the county's residents.

PICTURE: Becci Hunt, who is training to become a registered mental health nurse with the Open University, while working for Powys Teaching Health Board part-time, as a community mental health support worker, based at The Hazels, in Llandrindod Wells.

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