Entry to healthcare
NUH has a long history of supporting careers events, open days and educationally-related interventions at local schools, colleges and higher education institutes and has a coordinated approach to doing so.
If you have a specific query related to a professional group please contact the individual identified by email or telephone in the Contact Us section below.
For more information visit Health Careers.
For a young person’s insight into opportunities available within the NHS visit Step into the NHS
For information regarding Universal Credit, different earning cycles and payment patterns, please visit http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/universal-credit-different-earning-patterns-and-your-payments/universal-credit-different-earning-patterns-and-your-payments-payment-cycles#if-youre-paid-every-calendar-month
Observe GP is an alternative to work experience for aspiring medics aged 16 and over, who are living in the UK. It is a free interactive video platform providing insights into the role of a GP and the wider primary care team. For more information please visit http://www.rcgp.org.uk/training-exams/discover-general-practice/observe-gp.aspx
NUH Careers Videos and Resources
NUH Generic Careers Videos
In 2020 our ability to link with schools, colleges, universities and our local population face to face to promote and share the breadth of careers and opportunities within Health and at Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH) changed.
The following videos have been developed by The People Inclusion Team (PINC) with the kind co-operation and support of busy colleagues from around the Trust in response to filling that gap, we hope they prove to be helpful and informative and act as a useful resource.
All 17 videos have been embedded into the 3x storyboards for ease and accessibility purposes, as below:
Career Video Storyboard – Videos 1 - 6
Download your copy here: Career Resource Video Storyboard - Pg 1 with links.pdf [pdf] 477KB
Video 1 - This video resource tells you all you need to know about Nottingham University Hospitals, what we’re about and what we do as part of the wider NHS and how we support the local community with Health Services. Link to video resource here
Video 2 - This video talks you through the plethora of roles available within the NHS. There are over 350 careers to choose from, to find the job or career that best suits you. Link to video resource here
350 Careers, One NHS, Your Future A6 Booklet - B1. 350 Careers, One NHS, Your Future - A5 booklet - New 2020.pdf [pdf] 5MB
Video 3 - Values and Behaviours are very important in the NHS and each employee needs to be able to demonstrate these values in their daily work. This video talks you through the NUH values and our commitment to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion. Link to video resource here
Video 4 - This video is about our Career Frameworks which outline the different pathways to joining the NHS, from an entry level role, with minimum qualifications and then through experience and training developing to more senior positions. Link to video resource here
Video 5 - There are many benefits in working in health including generous annual leave, pension and various staff discounts. Link to video resource here
Video 6 - This video talks you through how to apply for roles within NHSOrganisations and top tips for making your applications stand out! Link to video resource here
The below document will provide guidance on how to successfully complete the 'Supporting Information' section of your NHS job application. It outlines how you use the content from the Personal Specification for a job to complete this section and provides good and poor examples of the ‘Supporting Information’: Supporting-Information-Guidance-Locked.docx [docx] 329KB
Career Video Storyboard – Videos 7 - 12
Download your copy here: Career Resource Video Storyboard - Pg 2 with Links.pdf [pdf] 1MB
Video 7 - Current vacancies for NHS trusts are mainly advertised on the main NHS Jobs website. This website allows you to look at all NHS jobs available across the UK. Apprenticeships are advertised in exactly the same way. This video talks you through a step by step guide on how to set up and use your NHS Jobs account. Link to video resource here
We also have a handy guide that explains how to set up your NHS job account: N2 How to Guide - NHS Jobs.pdf [pdf] 831KB
Video 8 - Current vacancies for NHS trusts are also often posted on individual NHS Trust websites and link to the TRAC Jobs website. This video talks you through a step by step guide on how to set up and use your TRAC Jobs account. Link to video resource here
We also have a handy guide that explains how to set up your TRAC Job account: N3 How to Guide - TRAC Jobs.pdf [pdf] 767KB
Video 9 - Watch this video to learn the best way to stay up to date and connect with the NHS and NUH and the main social media platforms used. Link to video resource here
Video 10 - Watch this video to find out what an NHS Interview is like and how to put your best foot forward. Listen to some of our top tips for interview. Link to video resource here
Video 11 - Hear from our NUH Apprentice Lead about all of the fantastic opportunities that NUH has to offer, enabling new and existing staff to develop. Link to video resource here
Video 12 - Work experience can be an excellent way to see what it is like to work in the NHS, and in an environment that you may not have experienced before. Watch this video to find out more! Link to video resource here
Career Video Storyboard – Videos 13- 17
Download your copy here: Career Resource Video Storyboard - Pg 3.pdf [pdf] 1MB
Video 13 - There are a wide-range of opportunities to volunteer across different services and departments in our hospitals to gain experience in a hospital setting. Watch this video to find out more information! Link to video resource here
Video 14 - Watch this video to find out more about the Prince’s Trust scheme, Traineeships and Sector Based Work Academies as a route into employment at NUH. Link to video resource here
Video 15 - Watch this video to learn about how you can use AccessAble to virtually navigate your way through our campuses to get a feel for what they look like. Link to video resource here
Link to AccessAble Platform - https://www.accessable.co.uk/
Video 16 - Find out about how you can become an NUH Health Ambassador when you chose a career at NUH. This video will talk you through how to sign up, what’s involved and hear from some of our current health Ambassadors on their experiences. Link to video resource here
Video 17 - To find out more about my experience of working as a Healthcare Assistant Apprentice at NUH. Link to video resource here
NUH Career Profession Specific Videos
To support and improve on our virtual offer in 2021, we are pleased to announce that we are rapidly growing our bank of video resources; with the development of individual professional group videos (e.g. Healthcare Scientists). These videos will articulate the many different types of roles available at Nottingham University Hospitals and within other health and social care organisations, along with the many different entry routes into the organisation.
The videos are colour coded to represent each different professional group e.g. Orange will be used to represent Allied Health Professionals. The videos cover an array of roles such a Cardiac Physiologist, Pharmacist, General Practitioner (GP), Administrator, Nurse, Dietician and many more!
Dotted around within each storyboard you will see that each video will either have a grey, blue or purple frame. This is so that you can easily identify the entry route this person has taken i.e. Apprenticeships, Graduate Management Training Scheme or the usual academic routes. Please use the below key to help you identify which entry route each person has taken.
View our videos in the storyboards below:
Nursing and Midwifery
To download your copy, please see here: NUH Storyboard - Professional Groups - Nursing and Midwifery.pdf [pdf] 2MB
Within this series hear from Bill Bower on his experiences working as a Nurse within Theatres as the Practice and Education lead.
To download your copy, please see here: NUH Storyboard - Professional Groups - Pharmacy.pdf [pdf] 1MB
Within this series hear from Deborah Halton on her experiences working as a Rotational Pharmacy Dispenser within Pharmacy at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.
Admin and Clerical
To download your copy, please see here: NUH Storyboard - Professional Groups - Admin and Clerical.pdf [pdf] 834KB
Within this series hear from Scott Turner on his experiences working as an Administration Assistant within Human Resources at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.