Workforce

As the last two years have shown, a career in the NHS can be challenging but it is also hugely rewarding. Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic our NHS staff have cared for around 680,000 seriously ill COVID patients, whilst at the same time coming together to deliver the NHS COVID-19 vaccination programme. Now, our staff are taking part in the most ambitious catch-up programme in NHS history to help clear the elective backlog.

The NHS offers a huge range of exciting and challenging opportunities for people who are passionate about making a difference, whether you’ve always wanted to work in health or have never thought about it before. The last couple of years, challenging as they have been, have shown the NHS at its best and shone a spotlight on the value of our nursing and midwifery professions and the rewarding careers on offer in every corner of the NHS. You could work on the front line on a ward or never see a patient and still make a difference to people’s lives. We need everyone from biochemists to bricklayers and receptionists to rehabilitation specialists.

No matter what area of the NHS you join, you will become part of a talented, passionate team of people.

On 5 July the NHS will mark its 74 birthday, and with over 350 different careers available across the NHS in England, there are plenty of ways to join the celebrations. Whatever your skills, qualifications or interests, there is a career for you in the NHS. Search NHS Careers to find the role for you.