Job of the Week – Nursing

Starting from today, we are going to bring a you a new feature every Friday – Job of the Week!

Job of the Week is here to bring you all the latest information on occupations in the Sheffield City Region to help you decide whether it may be the right career path for you, or not for that matter. Every Friday, we will bring you a new occupation, be it your standard Nurse, Construction worker or Police Officer, or something slightly more left-field such as Groundsmen and Greenkeepers or Boat and Ship Builders and Repairers. We want to arm you with the latest and most up to date information so that you can make the best decision about your future, with all the facts and figures to back it up!

This week we will be casting our eye over Nursing in the Sheffield City Region.

As you can see in the table below, there are currently 18,573 Nurses employed in the Sheffield City Region, with the majority likely to be working for the NHS or private healthcare clinics.

Jobs (2015) % Change (2015-2020) Median Earnings
18,573 8.9% £15.86/hr

But good news for those of you wanting to pursue it is a career, there is set to be an 8.9% increase of jobs in the region for you to sink your teeth into. That means, over the next 5 years, there will be a whopping 1,663 new job positions as a Nurse available in the Sheffield City Region – which is pretty good to say the least!

And the pay’s not shabby bad either. On average, Nurses in the region earn a cool £15.86 per hour which will definitely mean you’ll be able to treat yourself on your days off; with the average starting salary seeing you earn between £21,692 and £28,180 a year.

If you think that’s good, then wait ’till you see how it checks out against the rest of the country (Sheffield City Region is the blue line!!):

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Region 2015 Jobs 2020 Jobs % Change
Sheffield College City Region 18,573 20,236 8.9%
Nation 643,464 677,989 5.4%

Again, not bad eh! As you can see the job growth in the Sheffield City Region over the next 5 years is 3.5% higher than the rest of the United Kingdom’s. Why would you want to look anywhere else?!

That’s all well and good, but what do you actually need to be good at and interested in to become a Nurse? Well…

  • Strong communication and listening skills.
  • A genuine desire to help people.
  • A non-judgemental attitude to care.
  • A clear understanding of confidentiality.
  • Good teamwork skills and the ability to work on your own initiative.
  • Physical and mental stamina.
  • A mature, compassionate and sensitive manner.
  • Good practical skills.
  • Patience and empathy.
  • The ability to inspire confidence and trust.
  • The ability to remain calm under pressure.
  • Good organisational and time management skills.
  • A flexible approach to work

Seems pretty straight forward. Throw into the mix that the NHS are desperately looking for new, young Doctors and Nurses due to the current lot retiring, your prospects in the Sheffield City Region are looking pretty good from where we’re stood.

Sorted. So where next? Well once you’ve made the decision to become a Nurse you can start your training here with us at The Sheffield College. To find out more about the range of courses we have on offer, please follow:


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