Nursing and midwifery – newly qualified Preceptorship Programme

Our Preceptorship Programme is a fantastic start to your career in nursing at one of the world’s major teaching trusts with a reputation for excellence in patient care, multiple clinical specialties and clinical research. It is available in every clinical division at King’s, including general medicine, cardiac, haematology, renal, liver, surgery, private patients, neurosciences and clinical decisions.


As a nurse or midwife new to the NMC register, you will be automatically enrolled on this one-year training support programme when you join the Trust in a Band 5 role. It will equip you with the skills to excel as part of team King’s.

We recruit for these newly qualified posts via campaigns and job fairs / open days. They are permanent so you do not have to apply for a position at the end of the programme.

Course content

The course teaches you practical skills that will be useful to you on your very next shift. It is broken down into very clear study days, to match your development on the wards.

  1. Self-development, including adjusting to being on the professional register and thinking outside of the box.
  2. Essential nursing skills that you may not have been exposed to as a student nurse.
  3. Advanced assessment of patients.
  4. Improving your communication skills, including active listening using Sage and Thyme.
  5. ALERT course on how to care for deteriorating patients.


Being on the ward as a newly qualified nurse can be daunting, but don’t worry: you will never be far from a source of support. You will have a Preceptor in the clinical area who will support you through the course. In addition, you will have a Facilitator or Practice Development Nurse who will oversee your training, offer you support and ensure you make the most of your learning opportunities. You can also turn to the Preceptorship team, who will explore challenging situations via ongoing clinical supervision.

Preceptorship contact details

For more information about the Preceptorship Programme, email:

Recruitment contact details

For more information about applying for a job at the Trust contact:

King's College Hospital, Denmark Hill

Naomi Ogunlowo, Recruitment Officer
Tel: 020 3299 5597

Princess Royal University and Orpington Hospitals

Kemi Muraina, Recruitment Officer
Tel: 01689 863705