Work For Us

Student nurses

Did you know: you can go into a career in Community Nursing straight after qualifying?!

Start your career in our community

The community is a great place to start your career. You have the independence to manage your own caseload, the support of a highly experienced team around you, and a huge amount of variety in your day-to-day activities.

Applying as a student nurse (RGN)

When you can apply for a role with us depends on when you qualify.

When you are qualifying 

When you can apply

March 2019 September 2018 onwards
September / October 2019 January 2019 onwards
December 2019 / January 2020 July 2019 onwards

Staff nurse

If you apply during our peak season (January to April) you'll be invited to an Assessment Centre, where you'll take part in a group activity, interviews and a couple of other assessments such as a short written exercise. You'll also be able to meet a variety of staff members, including the Chief Executive and Director of Nursing, and ask them any questions you have about working with us. Outside these times, you'll be invited to an interview. For more info, check our Application Process.

 If you receive an offer, we'll keep in touch with you regularly - it can be several months between your offer and your start date while you complete your qualification.


Coming into a community workplace can be challenging for newly qualified nurses, so our preceptorship scheme is robust to match. Lasting up to 12 months, each Newly Qualified Nurse will have a dedicated preceptor who will meet with them regularly to provide structure and support.

We also encourage socialising between our preceptees, including social events and groups on social media.

You can keep up to date with Preceptorship at LCH by following the team on Twitter.

We post our Newly Qualified Community Nurse roles on NHS Jobs. Click here to see all our current vacancies.