Careers and Employability Service
Services for current students

Applying for healthcare roles

Abstract image of a medical setting

Applying for roles in the NHS and other healthcare providers

If you are considering a career within the NHS or with other healthcare providers, you may not know where to start, where to search for vacancies or may not be aware of the various recruitment processes depending on the role or employer you are interested in.

Our online guide has the answers you're looking for.

Go to the online guide

Your next steps

After using the guide:

Talk to an adviser

Attend a job-hunting workshop


About our online guide

There is so much information out there on getting a job within healthcare that it can feel a bit overwhelming. To help you navigate the recruitment and selection process, we have created an online guide.

It pulls together key information and tips to help you make informed decisions before you start sending out your applications such as:

  • where to search for vacancies
  • how to prepare an effective application
  • understanding the recruitment processes for different roles and employers

A flexible guide

The guide is divided into three sections so you can start . You can work through the sections at your own pace, jump between sections or return to sections at a later date.

Take time to reflect

This guide will also remind you of the importance of self-reflection. Therefore, before you start exploring it and making applications, you may want to reflect on the following:

  • your reasons for choosing your degree
  • the skills and strengths that you can bring to the role
  • your previous employment and/or work experience

Give us your feedback

As this is a new resource, we are keen to ensure we meet your needs. Please complete the feedback form at the end of the guide so we can continue to develop this resource.

Careers and Employability Service

University of Nottingham
Portland Building, Level D
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 3680
fax: +44 (0) 115 951 3679