Think that the NHS has only got clinical careers to offer? Think again.
The NHS has more than 350 different roles available in a wide variety of areas. Whatever your experience, qualifications or interests, the NHS has a position that could be suitable for you. Whether you are interested in catering, maintenance, administration, finance, communications, management, or a role in one of the clinical services, getting involved in Step into Health is a step towards a career within the NHS.
It’s not just the experience you have, but the skills that matter too. The NHS values the transferable skills such as teamwork, problem solving and communication that are a part of military life.
Different skills gained from serving in the Armed Forces or being part of the community could be linked across to different roles within the NHS. To read more about what is available, visit the Health Careers webpage or NHSScotland Careers and see how your experience in the Armed Forces compares to what’s available in the NHS.
Unsure what role would be best for you? Use the Find Your Career tool and answer questions about your skills and experience to see where your future career could take you. You can also use the Pathways Tool to explore apprenticeship routes into a variety of NHS roles.
Development and training
NHS organisations recognise that skills can be developed further through some of the training and career opportunities that are available.
There is a wide variety of apprenticeships within the NHS, both clinical and non-clinical, so if you are interested in re-training and finding a new career path, see the government’s apprenticeship hub for more details.