24th October 2018: OA Webinar – Step into Health – Transitioning to an NHS career

This webinar, which will be held on a Wednesday, will look at: ‘Step into Health’ and how to get the most from it How opportunities in the NHS can be accessed What ‘Step into Health’ has delivered for the Armed Forces community and the NHS Why the NHS values employees from the Armed Forces community […]

6th March 2017

Veterans Minister to Promote ‘Military is Good for Business’

The Rt Hon Tobias Ellwood MP will outline why business should recruit former officers, at an OA event in London. As Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and Minister for Defence People and Veterans, Mr Ellwood will highlight that ‘Military is Good for Business’. As a former Army captain, he understands the career challenges officers face […]

5th October 2017

Officers’ Association to recognise Step into Health as leaders in the recruitment of former Armed Forces personnel

A programme devised to access the skills of former military personnel to meet skills shortages within the NHS, is set to receive an award of recognition from the Officers’ Association (OA). The Step into Health recruitment programme connects employers within the NHS to the pool of talent available from within the veteran Armed Forces community. […]

NHS Director challenges colleagues to recruit from the military

Ann McIntyre, Director of Workforce at Guy’s and St Thomas’s NHS Foundation Trust (GSST), is challenging NHS managers to recruit people with more diverse backgrounds, including from the military. She said that IT, HR, Engineering, Operational and Project Management are ideal departments for people with no healthcare experience. Ann McIntyre made her comments at the […]

3rd July 2017

Forces into Health

Formed in response to a growing number of ex-forces personnel who have either transitioned, or are thinking of transitioning, into the Health Sector. The group and the network aim to support those individuals with contacts, advice and information, wherever possible. In particular, it signposts opportunities and recommends ‘points of entry’, working where appropriate and mutually […]

29th November 2016

NHS Focus Part 3: Step Into Health Entry Points and Career Progression

In the third in our series of webinars on the Step into Health Programme run by NHS Trusts from around the UK, we focus on considerations on entry points into the NHS and career progression. Watch the webinar:  

19th January 2016

NHS Focus Part 2: Overview of the Step Into Health Programme

This webinar showcases the opportunities that exist on the Step into Health (SiH) programme, an armed forces attachment programme that offers ex-Military access to job opportunities within the NHS.   Watch the webinar:  

12th January 2016

NHS Focus Part 1: Overview of Non-Clinical Opportunities and Accessing Them

Many Service leavers mistakenly overlook the NHS as a next career after the military, but a new programme targeting those looking to fill executive roles could change all that. Danielle Fullwood, Armed Forces Attachment Lead at Health Education England, explores the pathways into the NHS for ex-Service personnel, the skills and experiences that are valued […]

5th January 2016

Step into a career in the NHS

The quality of the services that the NHS provides relies heavily on attracting and retaining the very best individuals. With a wide range of job roles within the sector, there are a great range of opportunities for ex-Military to transfer into and thrive. Danielle Fullwood is currently the regional lead for Step Into Health –an […]

16th May 2016