Employer led recruitment

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This section of our site provides support and guidance around the recruitment of staff by employers.
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Apprenticeships and traineeships

Building apprenticeship and traineeship programmes within the NHS can be a cost-effective means of creating a skilled, flexible and motivated workforce to further improve the quality of NHS healthcare.

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Access recruitment support via Jobcentre Plus

Jobcentre Plus is one of the most experienced recruiters in the country. Find out how working in partnership with Jobcentre Plus can help you streamline your recruitment processes, leading to efficiency and productivity gains.


Widening participation - youth employment

Ensuring recruitment processes are youth-friendly can help identify talented young people who will become the workforce of the future.

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Recruiting your support workforce

The support workforce (Bands 1-4) is a diverse and rich resource for the NHS. Recruiting the right people to care for our patients is so important. Find out how we can help you to do this.

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International recruitment

NHS Employers provides information, tools and resources to guide NHS organisations through recruiting from outside of the UK.

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Values based recruitment

To help employers in the NHS recruit staff with values that fit with their organiation, we have created a range of information and resources, including toolkits and case studies.

Zero-hours employment contracts

Read NHS Employers' response to the Government's open consultation on zero-hours employment contracts

Recruitment and retention premia

Recruitment and retention premia are additions to the pay of a post or group of similar posts.

Guidance on the appointment and employment of locum doctors

We have published guidelines and standards for the appointment and employment of NHS locum doctors.

Refugee healthcare professionals

From 1 April 2010, NHS Employers no longer hosts the Refugee Healthcare Professionals Programme.

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Changes to the ESR interface

NHS Jobs has announced a number of planned enhancements to improve the exchange of information between NHS Jobs and the Electronic Staff Record (ESR).

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New immigration rules published - March 2015

UKVI has published new immigration rules, which include some important changes for NHS employers to be aware of.

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