NHS Careers

Breadth of opportunities

As the last year has shown , a career in the NHS can be challenging but it is also hugely rewarding.

NHS staff from across all disciplines have shown extraordinary skill and commitment in their response to COVID-19 and since the start of the pandemic our NHS staff have cared for around 400,000 seriously ill COVID patients requiring hospital treatment and millions more besides.

At the same time they have rolled out the NHS COVID-19 Vaccination programme, the biggest in health service history, fastest in Europe and most precise in the world.

Whatever your skills, qualifications or interests, there is an opportunity for you in the NHS with more than 350 careers on offer.

Life as an orthotist

Life as a nurse

Life as a healthcare support worker

Image of Ken WhyteReal-life story: Ken Whyte

Ken enjoyed the 14 years he spent working in catering but decided it was time for a change.

Find out how Ken became a training administrator within his trust.


Image of Amritpal RiatReal-life story: Amritpal Riat

Amritpal’s foundation training helped her decide which specialty best suited her. She decided that a career in general practice was for her.

Read Amritpal’s story.


Image of Falina OgadaReal-life story: Falina Ogada

At school, Falina enjoyed her science subjects and always did well in them, so a career in pharmacy was the perfect choice for her.

Read Falina’s story.