National Graduate Week

Since the pandemic hit, demand for recruits into this sector surged. The need was not only felt in the NHS, but also in care homes, hospices, doctors’ surgeries and medical laboratories.

Roles within the sector include ambulance services, dentistry, health informatics, administration and management, sciences (e.g. clinical engineering, biomedical science and pathology), GP, surgeons, medical research, nursing and midwifery, dietitian, optometry, pharmacy, psychological therapies, physiotherapy, radiography and occupational therapy.

To succeed, you’ll need to be ready for a challenge and have the skills, qualifications, and in particular, the commitment and compassion that all jobs in healthcare require. You’ll have the ability to stay calm in high-pressure situations, be empathetic, attention to detail, have good communication skills and the ability to work on your own as well as part of a team.

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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. 

Join us at 1pm on Thursday 21 October to find out more and have your questions answered. 


At Bupa you’ll be challenged daily, you’ll be encouraged to innovate and get to work with people who are committed to delivering exceptional experiences for customers. Learn more about our graduate opportunities.

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