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Whatever your skills, qualifications or interests, there’s a career for you in the NHS.

Surprise yourself

Whether you’ve always wanted to work in health or have never thought about it before, the huge range of jobs in the NHS will amaze you.

We are so much more than doctors, nurses and paramedics, and there are a growing number of ‘green roles’ where you can make a real difference. You could be a net zero apprentice looking at better waste-management solutions or an engineer designing solar panels for NHS buildings.

And it’s not just the ‘behind the scenes’ jobs which are green. Sustainability is part of every role. As a GP, you may work towards making your practice carbon-neutral, or as a dietitian you may work on improving the recycling of patient nutrition packaging.

Reach net zero with us

As the UK’s largest employer, the NHS is responsible for 4-5% of the country’s carbon footprint. In 2020, the NHS became the world’s first health service to commit to reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2045.  We take our responsibility to sustainability seriously, whether this is through saving money through reduced energy costs or better understanding how patients are affected by air pollution.

To help make the NHS greener we need people like you. You could work in areas such as sustainability, construction, or business administration across diverse locations such as community clinics, hospitals or ambulance services.

And you don’t necessarily need to do a university degree as many apprenticeships and entry-level roles are available. It all comes down to skills, attitude and teamwork.

It’s an exciting time for the NHS as we develop our green agenda, and we want you to come on this journey with us.

Your future

The NHS is a great place to grow and learn and, once you’re in, we’ll be keen to support you to stay and develop your career.

The pace of change and technological developments in the NHS means that we’ll always need new skills and experience, so there’ll be opportunities to change careers as you progress too.

And the pay progression system is based on gaining knowledge, experience and skills so this is another great reason to progress your career within the NHS!

Our values

We’re keen to hear from anyone who shares and is committed to the NHS values.

This means that you’ll be someone who’s keen to work with colleagues for the benefit of patients. It also means that you’ll treat everyone with respect, and that you’re committed to making a difference to people’s lives.

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