Making the Step

The first step to take in finding a career within the NHS is creating a profile on our 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 get in touch directly with any organisations that you are interested in. On the login screen, you will be able to get access to dedicated representatives from pledged organisations. Each organisation will have different opportunities to offer, and you are encouraged to get in touch with all organisations that you would be interested in applying to.

Please note that due to the nature of COVID-19, volunteering, insight days, work experience or shadowing opportunities may not be available at this time. 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.

Employers from the NHS have added their details to the VETS programme which offers mentorship to members of the Armed Forces community looking for opportunities in the NHS. Join the programme and create a conversation with someone with similar experience to you.

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Connect to Step into Health

After registering yourself on our system, you will be able to get in touch with one our Step into Health contacts and speak directly to a dedicated person or team about opportunities within their organisation.