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New Step Into Health Candidate System For The Armed Forces

A new online system has launched to help the Armed Forces community transition to a new career in the NHS

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Step Into Health, a is health a programme run by NHS Employers, has launched a new online system to help members of the Armed Forces community transition to a new career in the NHS.

The online system allows service leavers, veterans, reservists, cadet force volunteers and their families to register their interest in an NHS career and connect with NHS organisations.

Interested candidates can record their skills and experience as well as their location preferences and preferred work areas.

NHS organisations which are part of the Step Into Health programme will be able to see interested candidates’ profiles and invite them to information days and set up work placements.

NHS enable easy application process for Armed Forces personnel

Gemma Wright, honorary colonel of 306 hospital support regiment and programme lead for Step Into Health, said:

“This new system will bring interested candidates and NHS organisations much closer together.

"Those looking to make the step into an NHS career will be able to switch the light on for employers and let them know of their interest and availability.

“There are so many different and varied careers available in the NHS which match the values and transferrable skills of members of the Armed Forces community.”

The Step Into Health programme was set up in partnership between NHS Employers, which acts as the voice of employers in the NHS, the charity Walking With The Wounded and charitable organisation the Royal Foundation, to support members of the Armed Forces community to gain employment within the NHS.

A group of 91 NHS organisations have pledged to support Step Into Health since its national launch in January 2018, including organisations in all regions of England and two in Wales.

Access the new system and connect to Step into Health at www.militarystepintohealth.nhs.uk