NHS Graduate Schemes

The NHS has loads of great careers to choose from – more than 350 in fact! Whatever your degree, there are careers you may never have heard of and opportunities you haven’t imagined could suit you.

Whether you’d like to go straight into a job or get a place on one of the many graduate schemes, there really is something for everyone.

There are clinical as well as non-clinical careers available and whatever you choose, you’ll make a difference to people’s lives.

Your degree doesn’t need to be in a STEM subject to find great opportunities in areas like IT. In fact, technology in the NHS is a growing area with big investment too, so it’s never been a better time to join.

About Us

Our Values
As long as you match our values, the NHS has something for you, whatever walk of life you come from.

Opportunities For All
The NHS has lots of opportunities for graduates, whatever your degree subject.

Graduated a while ago and already working in the NHS?
No problem. There could be a graduate scheme just right for you.

Typically recruits:

  • Graduates with any subject degree
  • With or without NHS experience
  • Demonstrates the NHS values
  • Clinical and non-clinical roles
Case Study

Jake Bennett, Graduate Analyst at Northern Devon Healthcare Trust

“Before joining the programme, I knew the NHS was one of the largest employers in the world, with a range of people and opportunities. In my role, I’m working on the implementation of a new Electronic Patient Record System and witnessing first-hand how much technology can positively impact healthcare. 

“I’m learning about the rest of the work that must be done when implementing software (in HR input, communications and various other meetings) whereas before I had only seen the software development side, so I am expanding my skillset and understanding. 

Everyone has been excellent and friendly. I feel really supported.”