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NHS Careers

The NHS is a great place to grow and learn, and once you’re in, it's keen to support you to stay and develop your career.

The pace of change and technological developments in the NHS means that there's always a need for new skills and experience, so there will be opportunities to change careers as you progress too.

And the pay progression system is based on gaining knowledge, experience, and skills so this is another great reason to progress your career within the NHS!

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The NHS has careers available if you’re interested in becoming a doctor, nurse, midwife or physiotherapist, which you will have heard of.

But they need people in all sorts of jobs, whether you work frontline on a ward or never see a patient. You could work behind the scenes helping to manage the finance system, in a laboratory as a biochemist, or be the clerk who books a patient in for their operation.

Depending on what role you choose, you could work in any number of locations around the UK, for example hospitals, GP surgeries, community clinics, pharmacies, mental health facilities, prisons, or ambulance services.

Whatever you’d like to do, you’ll make a difference to people’s lives from day one. Keep an open mind and remember the NHS needs people in all sorts of roles, some of which you may not have even heard of!

There are different ways you can start your NHS career.

  • If making plans for university feels right for you, you could study to become a nurse, midwife, or physiotherapist.
  • An apprenticeship could be a great option for you and the NHS offers these at different levels.
  • Or an assistant or technician role could be the perfect way to start your career. It will also mean you could be in the right place when a degree apprenticeship becomes available.

There are more than 350 different careers in the NHS. Many work with patients while others work behind the scenes. What they all have in common is that they make a difference to people’s lives.

To find the NHS careers that best suit you, all you need to do is answer some simple questions.

Good luck!

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