• Question: How hard is it to get a job for the NHS and what do you need to do?

    Asked by charlie to Riverside Surgery, Kerry - HCA, Hampton Surgery, Tarik - Dentist, East Sussex CITS, CLICK Federation, Amelia - GP on 22 Jan 2019.
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      Amelia Randle answered on 22 Jan 2019:

      It’s not at all hard. The NHS is open to anybody who would like to work in it. You can get a job at the start and train whilst you’re working or you can do a whole host of different courses before you start work so you can start with a particular skill. Anyone can work for the NHS.

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      Riverside Surgery answered on 22 Jan 2019:

      It is not hard to get a job working for the NHS. There are a variety of jobs both clinical and non-clinical. As a GP Practice we have hired many apprentices in the past for positions in our Reception, Dispensary and Administration teams. For a clinical role this would involve studying to a university level, but there are so many roles and organisation within the NHS we would highly recommending researching the schemes within your area if unsure which career within the NHS to pursue.

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      Hampton Surgery answered on 22 Jan 2019:

      (Sue N) – the brilliant thing about the NHS is that there are opportunities for some many people. you can go in as a school leaver, a graduate or later in life. Education and training is available and you can work your way up in a career, I know of a chief executive who started work as a hospital cleaner and worked her way up. I know of nurses who started as healthcare support workers (carers) and have since gained their nurse qualification and are registered nurses. There are many job opportunities