Nursing Careers

Last updated: 22 August 2023

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Nursing Careers

"I have been a nurse for 38 years and have never regretted my decision to join this profession. Being a nurse is a privilege, you play a part in people’s lives when they need it most.  As a career it can offer so many varied roles and choices. Come and join our PHU family to start your future."

Liz Rix

Chief Nurse

As a Trust, we are incredibly proud of the diverse and experienced nursing workforce we have grown over the years, and of the Trust values that we live and breathe every day.

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust is focused on delivering care of the highest standard to our patients and are recruiting all levels of nurses to join us on our progressive journey.

We know that our success comes from the development of our staff, so we promise a fully supported induction and orientation programme for new starters, with access to advancement and progression pathways for those that wish to move their career to the next level, and leadership and management training for those wishing to move into more senior positions.



For our newly qualified nurses, we have a fully developed preceptorship programme, ready to help you put your learning into practice, and the confidence to help you become the professional you have worked hard to become. We can also offer your choice of placement in a wide variety of areas across the Trust, giving you an abundance of valuable experience.

Portsmouth Hospitals has also led a very successful international recruitment programme, recruiting almost 450 nurses from overseas within the last 2 years, which has resulted in excellent nursing vacancy levels across the Trust.


For more information regarding joining our Nursing Workforce team, please submit a form through the ‘Contact us’ page or contact the Recruitment team, who are more than happy to help, on 02392 2860​​​​​​​00 ext. 6577 or email