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We are the NHS. And there’s never been a better time to join us. The careers you can explore here are varied, exciting and challenging – and they are some of the most in-demand roles in the NHS. Known as ‘Allied Health Professional’ (AHP) roles, they play an important part in everything from emergency response to diagnosis and mental and physical rehabilitation.

We’re actively recruiting for these crucial roles, along with Nursing. If you’d like more information about Nursing, click here. Otherwise, see how you can make a big difference to people’s lives every day in these vital and varied AHP roles.

Receive £5,000 a year towards your English university degree, with the shortage specialisms highlighted below receiving an additional £1,000. Further funding is available for those with special circumstances. Learn more

Physiotherapist

Help people improve their movement, recover from accidents and regain independence.

Diagnostic Radiographer

A further £1,000 of funding

Use cutting-edge technology to see inside patients and diagnose what’s causing an illness.

Paramedic

Working as a first-responder means you can not only change, but save lives.

Occupational Therapist

Work with people and help them overcome a range of challenges so they can live fully.

Podiatrist

A further £1,000 of funding

Support a range of people including athletes, diabetics and children with lower limb pain in this varied role.

Therapeutic Radiographer

A further £1,000 of funding

Be a source of hope for people dealing with cancer and conditions treatable with radiography.

Orthoptist

A further £1,000 of funding

Improve the quality of people’s lives by treating eye disorders and spotting serious neurological conditions.

Prosthetist and Orthotist

A further £1,000 of funding

Build a real rapport with your patients as you transform their lives by helping them to run, walk better, or simply stand without pain.

Discover more clinical roles with the NHS

The roles mentioned above are some of the most in-demand positions within the NHS. That said, there are other Allied Health Professional roles that are also eligible for the £5,000 a year in grant funding. These include:

Why join the NHS?

Make a difference to peoples’ lives, even while you study.
Access world-class training, with opportunities for continual development throughout your career.
Work as part of a wider team, surrounded and supported by all levels of expertise.
Enjoy a healthy work-life balance, a good starting salary and one of Britain's most generous pension schemes.
Make a difference to peoples’ lives, even while you study.
Access world-class training, with opportunities for continual development throughout your career.
Work as part of a wider team, surrounded and supported by all levels of expertise.
Enjoy a healthy work-life balance, a good starting salary and one of Britain’s most generous pension schemes.
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