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Your Career Pathway

Within our five organisations in Coventry and Warwickshire there is an amazing career pathway and opportunity for you to develop your nursing career in any direction you want it to take.

You can choose your path and we as a group will be here to help you grow and develop your career.

Whatever stage you are at in your career we can guide you and take you on that journey.

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust (CWPT) George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust (SWFT) University Hospitals Coventry and Warwiskshire NHS Trust (UHCW) General Practice




We have joined forces to collaborate, and invite nurses to start their career with us, join us mid journey or in the later stage of their career.

The opportunities to have a wonderful and life-long nursing career in Coventry and Warwickshire are endless.

The strong partnerships between our organisations means we will work together to create the most fulfilling career.

Regardless of which organisation you choose to work with you will have access to a diverse and rewarding career.

Nursing Career Pathways

Join us at any point in your career - there will be something to suit your skills and aspirations.

There are so many opportunities within our organisations. We will support you and help you develop your chosen career pathway. There is no set pathway as you are in control of your nursing career.

There are opportunities in every field of nursing in Coventry and Warwickshire.

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Harry Cross

Registered Nurse Associate, Sherbourne PICU, Caludon Centre

After being medically discharged from the army after four and a half years as an infantry soldier in the Queen’s Guard, Harry wasn’t sure what he wanted to do next.

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Claire Bradford

Community Learning Disability Nurse

On different placements as a student nurse at Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust (CWPT), Claire always felt supported by the teams around her. Now a qualified learning disability nurse, she is excited about the opportunities on offer for her future career.

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Jack Banks Moore

Ward Manager, Victoria Ward, George Eliot Hospital

Jack started his nursing career in 2003 as a modern apprentice, working a few days a week alongside attending college to obtain healthcare NVQ Level 2 in Care. He worked in many wards around the Trust during the apprenticeship. Ultimately achieving a job as a support worker on completion of the course...

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Eleanor Kenny

Clinical Sister, Avon Ward, South Warwickshire University NHS Foundation Trust

Eleanor joined South Warwickshire University NHS Foundation Trust (SWFT) as a newly qualified nurse during the COVID-19 pandemic. Although this meant she had to develop fast, she has always felt well-supported and has already taken advantage of new opportunities to progress her career...

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Vanessa Threadgold

Head of Resuscitation

I have lived in Warwickshire all my life and am proud to continue to work in my local community.

When I commenced my Nursing career as a Student Nurse in 1990, I completed most of my placements at the Hospital of St. Cross in Rugby and George Eliot Hospital...

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Marie Lucid

Staff Nurse

I started my 2-year orthopaedic nursing certificate in 1982 at 17 from school at Coventry and Warwickshire hospital. I then completed my 3-year nurse training at Walsgrave hospital from 1984 to 1987.

I qualified in 1987 and worked on Watson Ward in elective surgery until 1994...

In Coventry and Warwickshire, nurses have a multitude of career pathways, ranging from hospital nursing to community nursing and even within GP Practices.

The array of specialities available includes but is not limited to chronic disease management, diabetes, lung disease, cardiovascular disease, and many more. Graduate nurses, in particular, are encouraged to explore these diverse areas, showcasing the plethora of roles in nursing, such as specialist
roles, research roles, education roles, and beyond.

The invitation is extended to nurses at all stages of their career, emphasising the dynamic nature of the nursing profession and the countless opportunities for growth and specialisation.


Join us in creating a healthcare landscape that is not only comprehensive but also adaptable to the evolving needs of our communities.