Applying for NHS Jobs

You can find all NHS jobs on their specialist website, jobs.nhs.uk. All job listings for the NHS will appear on their website; you won't usually find their positions listed anywhere else, unless it's a position in conjunction with another company. However, there are a lot of benefits when you apply directly through their website.

NHS job applications and site

When you join the NHS job site you're asked to create an application with all the basic information. This will include:

  • Personal information (name, address, contact, date of birth, etc.)
  • Education and qualifications
  • Work experience and work history
  • References
  • Other extra information (personal statement and voluntary work)

You'll then receive an email confirming the information you have provided and with a user name and password to log onto the NHS website in the future.

When you search for NHS jobs through their website you can select what kind of position you're looking for, where you want to work and the type of hours you want to work. The site will search through their database of active jobs and give up a list of potential opportunities.

You can then simply submit an application with the information you have already provided. Most NHS jobs will request additional information in some cases, but most of the work is already completed when you sign up and fill out the application form at the beginning.

The main advantage for you to apply directly through the website is you can keep a close eye on application. All NHS jobs will have a specific closing date; you'll be emailed a confirmation when you complete an application for a position and the system will update you whenever you have a response. You can always go back and check on previous applications and apply for new ones, which will show up on the dashboard for your NHS account.

Information before applying

To save you time, you should collect the following information before applying for NHS jobs on their website:

  • National insurance number
  • Work permit details (if required)
  • Dates for qualifications, work history and education
  • Professional registration number and pin if you've worked for the NHS or another professional medical body before
  • Contact details for at least two references

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