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Employment opportunities

CCDHB employs graduate enrolled nurses through the national Enrolled Nurse Supported into Practice (ENSIPP) programme. The programme commences at CCDHB in October each year however you can be employed prior to this and join the programme.

You will be employed on a 12 month fixed term contract to coincide with the programme start date and work in one of your chosen practice settings. Contracts are for 32 hours per week.


If you are a New Zealand (NZ) trained enrolled nurse who has completed a Diploma of Enrolled Nursing in NZ (or are about to), we invite you to apply via Advanced Choice or Employment (ACE). To be eligible to apply to ACE the following criteria applies:

  • either be a NZ Citizen or hold a Permanent Resident Visa
  • Must have completed a pre-registration nursing qualification in New Zealand approved by the Nursing Council of New Zealand (NCNZ) leading to registration as an Enrolled Nurse, and have passed the State Final exam no more than 2 years prior to starting on an ENSIPP programme; or
  • Be in the final year of a pre-registration nursing qualification approved by the NCNZ leading to registration as an Enrolled Nurse, no longer than 24 months before starting on an ENSIPP programme; and
  • Must have not practised as a New Zealand Enrolled Nurse continuously (full time 0.8 FTE or more) for longer than six months before starting on the ENSIPP programme.

What CCDHB offers

As a teaching hospital, continuing nursing education is supported through the senior nursing team in your area and through clinical load sharing, study days and support from the ENSIPP Nurse Educator.  

Aim of ENSIPP Programme

The aim of the ENSIPP programme is to provide a supportive environment for graduates as they enter the nursing profession, through professional development to transition from graduate to competent enrolled nurse. The Programme supports new ENs to develop practice by:

  • Promoting and supporting the new graduate EN’s ongoing professional development to continue learning, maintain competence and meet the NCNZ’s continuing competence requirements;
  • Ensuring the new graduate EN meets the required competencies  (the competent EN) of the national framework for nursing PDRP by the end of the programme; and
  • Employing the new graduate EN in a clinical service area where there is designated nurse leadership or a senior nurse with professional accountability in that area.

ENSIPP Programme Opportunities

The number of places on the ENSIPP programme varies based on protected roles and vacancies across our hospitals, and Mental Health and Intellectual Disability Service (MHAIDS).

How to apply

We invite you to apply via ACE (https://nursing.acenz.net.nz/). It is important to apply correctly so please follow the ACE instructions carefully.

You can select up to 5 practice areas of interest in your ACE application. Please also indicate your preferred area in your cover letter and why it appeals.

We try hard to match you to your preferred practice area even if that area is not currently recruiting. We will consider you for other roles and discuss this with you prior to appointment.


    Expected ENSIPP 2022 recruitment areas are:

    Please use this information when selecting your practice area preferences within your application.  If there is an area of particular interest to you then you can identify this in your cover letter.  The ACE practice areas are listed below, the particular employing areas within each is listed. Likely practice areas include:

    • MHAIDS: Intellectual Disability Services

    • Medical: Medical Ward - Hutt Valley Hospital

    • Health of Older People: Ward 4 Kenepuru Hospital, Ward 5 Kenepuru Hospital 

    • Perioperative (Theatre): Operating Theatres Wellington Hospital


    Jasmine Governor

    Graduate Programme Coordinator

    Nursing and Midwifery Office

    Phone (04) 8092390 or 0273047910

    Email jasmine.governor@ccdhb.org.nz

    Pre-Interview Video

    Last updated 10 June 2022.