About the NHS

The NHS was launched in 1948 with a view to providing the residents of the UK with a good healthcare service regardless of their financial circumstances.

With the exception of some charges for prescriptions and optical and dental services the NHS remains free for anyone who is a UK resident.

The NHS currently employs more than 1.6 million people, which makes it in the top five of the world's largest workforces along with the US Department of Defence, McDonalds, Walmart and the Chinese People’s Liberation Army.

With over 350 different career options within the NHS, there is almost something to suit everybody. You could work directly with patients, out in the community, in an ambulance trust or in hospitals, this could be in a clinical or non-clinical role.

You can enter the NHS whatever your background, previous work experience and qualifications and there is plenty of potential for progression once you are in, which will allow you to develop and fulfill your potential.

Follow the various career pathway links to find out what steps you need to take to start your NHS career!

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Apprentice Treatment Scheduler
Closing Date:
10th May 2021
Salary:
£8,092
Location:
Norwich
You will be enrolled with a local education provider and will be required to complete your Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship Programme within the duration of the placement.
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Apprentice Administration Officer
Closing Date:
9th May 2021
Salary:
£8,092 per
Location:
Norwich
This is an office based post within the Histopathology Department, which forms part of the Cellular Pathology directorate. The department has a workload of around 60 000 patient requests per year. This presents an opportunity to be part of an excellent team wo...
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Payroll Administration Apprentice - Cambridge University Hospitals
Closing Date:
9th May 2021
Salary:
£10924 per year
Location:
Cambridge, Cambs
Employer Description Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 11000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about pe...
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Are you 16-30? Do you live in Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire or Peterborough? Are you interested in a job where you make a difference?
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'A fantastic opportunity' - Work to start on new Norfolk nursing school
Work is set to start soon on a new school of nursing in west Norfolk.The £600,000 facility will be run at the College of West Anglia in partnership with the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) in King's Lynn.
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A short fun quiz that could be useful in helping you with your future career options!
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