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Careers in the NHS


The NHS is one of the world’s largest employers, and the biggest single employer in Europe with 1.3million staff. During autumn term 2018, students joined us to explore the wide range of job opportunities for all students, meet an NHS physician and hear from alumni and professionals working in the NHS.

NHS Leadership Academy

The NHS Leadership Academy is a multi-award winning Graduate Management Training Scheme that will put you on the road to developing the skills and confidence you need to lead the organisation through its transformation into an ever more efficient, successful and professional  health care service.

Participants enjoy mentoring, support and first-class training from some of the most brilliant minds in and outside the NHS. 

There are currently six schemes on offer suitable for students for many subject areas with specific specialisms:

  • Finance Management
  • General Management
  • Health Analysis
  • Health Informatics
  • Human Resources
  • Policy and Strategy

You can also apply for The Department of Health & Social Care (DHSC) Health Policy Fast Track Scheme.

Find more information on the NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme on this information sheet or on their website.

Discover your prospects!

Prospects is a useful website, where you can explore the different roles in a sector.

Check out the roles they have listed for the healthcare sector.

His career started here

Stephen Kidd

In autumn term 2018, Royal Holloway graduate Stephen Kidd shared his career path to date with students at an alumni panel. Stephen has a degree in Biochemistry and a masters in Biological Sciences Research. He now works as NHS Clinical Scientist and is Head of Molectular Diagnostics and point of care lead for Microbiology at Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

His  role has two main themes, first being part of the infection team’s delivery of a clinical service and secondary running the molecular diagnostics service at Hampshire Hospitals.

Knowledge is key to doing Stephen’s job and he describes it as "stimulating, high-pressured and rewarding".

Find a job, get recruited

With up to 2,000 jobs advertised every week, JobsOnline is a great place to search for graduate jobs and schemes, part-time jobs, summer internships, and insight days. Go to the 'Jobs' tab and filter by job type, sector and location.

Explore now.