Can you work for the NHS with no experience?

Not necessarily. Despite around 50% of the NHS workforce having a university or other professional qualification, there are lots of opportunities for staff without these qualifications, especially in the wider healthcare team.

How many vacancies are there in NHS Scotland?

New NHS Scotland workforce statistics published today (7 September 2021) show nursing and midwifery vacancies have been at a record high since March, with over 4,800 posts unfilled. The statistics show that, as at June 2021, 4,845 nursing and midwifery posts were vacant, this represents 7.1% of all posts.

How many vacancies are there in NHS 2021?

Overall, total workforce vacancies across the NHS stood at 93,806 as of June 2021 – up by 23% since March 2021 (76,082) and 13% since June 2020 (83,203).

What qualifications do you need to work in the NHS?

With moderate to high grade GCSEs and/or work experience You can join the NHS administrative level and work your way up to management, supported by in-house and external training schemes. For most junior positions, you will need four or five GCSEs at Grades A-C or equivalent.

How many NHS staff are employed in Scotland?

The NHS Workforce statistics show total staff paid directly by NHS Scotland as at end December 2021 is now 155,834.1 whole time equivalent (WTE) or 180,653 headcount. NHS Scotland’s staffing levels are up by 28,772.2 WTE since September 2006. That is a 22.6% increase.

How many nurse vacancies are there in Scotland?

On 30 June, quarterly NHS Scotland workforce data recorded 4,845.4 whole time equivalent (WTE) nurse and midwife vacancies and by 30 September the figure had risen to 5,761.2. The latest vacancy figure represents 8.2% of the current Scottish nursing and midwifery NHS workforce.

Do NHS staff get paid weekly or monthly?

Being paid weekly, rather than monthly, is popular with employees as it gives them greater flexibility and control over their finances. Weekly payment is often one of the main reasons staff choose to work for agencies.