A student has won £2.8m after she was offered a job as a nursing assistant in the NHS
Posted On July 6, 2021
A student who is hoping to become a nurse after graduating from a Catholic college in Manchester has won a £2,800 scholarship.
The girl, who is not identified, was a final year nursing student at St John’s College, University of Manchester, when she applied to work as an assistant at a new nursing home in Manchester’s north.
The college, which has been closed since the earthquakes, will be reopened this week after the building is up-fitted for nursing students.
The first nursing students are expected to be in their early 20s, but there will be some students aged between 16 and 20 on the waiting list.
A spokeswoman for St Johns College said: “The first group of students will be available for an interview in November and the final group of nurses will be scheduled for an appointment in February.”
This will allow us to ensure that we are taking the right decisions for the first group and for the rest of our student population.
“St Johns said the nursing students who were selected would be paid between £1,000 and £2 and have a chance to work in the newly-opened nursing home.
The school is run by the Catholic College of Manchester and the centre is funded by donations from the Catholic Church.
It said the new nursing centre would be open for the duration of the earthquakes and will be operated by a Catholic care provider.