Armed Forces candidates now identifiable in Trac

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Employers can now identify candidates from the Armed Forces community on Trac application forms.

Trac is a recruitment system used by many NHS trusts and a new identifier question is available to add to application forms, asking candidates: are you a member of the armed forces community?

Identifying these candidates will help employers to support them as part of the Step into Health programme. It will also enable employers to get a better understanding of how many members of the Armed Forces community are applying for roles and how many are eventually offered a position.

In May this year, the NHS Jobs website launched an Armed Forces identifier on its application forms.

The identifier information will also be pulled through from NHS Jobs application forms to the Trac system. This means that employers can identify their Armed Forces applicants throughout the entire recruitment process whether they use NHS Jobs, Trac or a combination of both systems.

To enable the Armed Forces identifier on the Trac application forms, see the guidance in the Trac blog.

If you use NHS Jobs to advertise vacancies and have already enabled the identifier in the NHS Jobs system, the Armed Forces information will now automatically pull through to Trac without the need for further action.

For more information about the Step into Health programme and how to get involved in recruiting from the Armed Forces community, see the Step into Health web pages.

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