The first step to take in finding a career within the NHS is creating a profile on our candidate system. Your profile helps employers know you’re interested, what area of the country you are in and which careers appeal to you. The system also enables potential employers to track your journey and see if you have attended any work placements or Step into Health events.
Once you have created your profile, the next step is to respond to organisations when they get in touch. You are able to do this through the platform messaging system. Each organisation will have different opportunities to offer, and you are encouraged to respond to all organisations that you would be interested in applying to.
Please note that volunteering, insight days, work experience or shadowing opportunities may not be available at all pledged organisations. However, NHS employers are still on hand to offer recruitment support and advice regarding working in the NHS.
Other actions to consider after you have got in touch with organisations include having a look at the NHS Jobs website or NHS Scotland’s recruitment website for more information on the vacancies that are available, attending information days , organising work placements within the NHS and attending employment fairs.
Read our case studies to learn about real experiences that members of the Armed Forces community have had in making their step into a career in the NHS.