Career stories


After recovering from a life-changing illness in his early twenties, Gavin was inspired to find a career where he was able to help people and make a difference.


After a difficult period in her life, Sophie applied for the Prince's Trust Get Into Healthcare programme to get her career back on track!


Job security, a pension, and career development opportunities attracted Chris to working in the NHS.


Laura says the great thing about the NHS is that your career path can go in any direction!


Evan started his NHSScotland career by doing work experience in his local hospital.


Sofie did a ‘gap year’ after leaving school, working in retail to save money and figure out what to do next.


Find out how Stuart got started in the Scottish Ambulance Service and his career journey to becoming an ambulance technician.


Angela is the NHS Western Isles Parkinson's disease specialist nurse and this is her story.


Richard says together, our NHS is doing amazing work every day. You can be part of that.


Kari served in the Corps of Royal Engineers before finding a role as a project manager in the NHS.


After serving in the Royal Navy, find out how Fergus fulfilled his life-long dream of becoming a speech and language therapist.


Shelagh's a procurement officer helping with the COVID-19 response. She's also the spouse of an army corporal.


Sandy became an NHSScotland compliance officer after a career in the military as a Royal Army Medical Corps biomedical scientist.


After 22 years in the Royal Army Medical Corps, Martin's now a director at National Services Scotland.


Working in a large maintenance team, Peter says that communication is an important skill for his role.


Lisa is a prosthetics and orthotics technician with the Mobility and Rehabilitation Service (MARS) at NHS Grampian.


Working as a community midwife, Siobhain provides support to women and their families during pregnancy, labour and after the baby has been born.


Rohan's job as a health economist combines his background in life sciences and clinical research with social policy.


Ebonny is a children's nurse. Find out how she got started in her nursing career.


Tom is a paediatric audiologist and says the most rewarding thing about his job is making a difference. Find out more about what Tom does.


James is a catering production assistant. He tells us how he got started in the NHS and his future career goals.


Rebecca is a prescribing support pharmacy technician, who started her career in pharmacy by doing a Modern Apprenticeship.


Zara decided to become a nurse because she wanted a hands-on role where she was caring for people.


Sheona initially wanted to be a palaeontologist but decided on a career as a biomedical scientist. Find out what makes her smile at work.


Zita became an audiologist to help people with hearing loss and improve their quality of life. Find out more about her role.


Daniel says doing a Modern Apprenticeship is a step in the door with the NHS. Find out more about Daniel's story.


Elle says the most rewarding part of her job is helping someone who is stuck or confused. Find out more about her Modern Apprenticeship experience.


Lewis wasn't sure what he wanted to do before starting his Modern Apprenticeship. Find out why he decided to do an MA.


Find out how doing a Modern Apprenticeship is helpingTamara work towards her dream job as a nurse.


Toni says the most rewarding thing about her job is helping colleagues publish content on the NHS Inform website. Find out about her Modern Apprenticeship experience.


Lydia is an elearning and multimedia modern apprentice at NHS Tayside. Find out why the Modern Apprenticeship programme is a perfect fit for her.


Johnny is a paediatric audiologist. He says that each day can be vast and varied. Read more about Johnny's role.


Philip is a clinical engineering technologist. Find out about his experience as a Graduate Apprentice and how getting a degree will help his future career plans.


Paula is a management accounts assistant at Dykebar Hospital. Find out about her experience as a Modern Apprentice led to a full-time job.


Sarah says the communications team at NHS 24 have been so lovely and welcoming and always provide support with her apprenticeship!


Find out how doing a Graduate Apprenticeship is getting Larissa valuable experience of working with different departments at NHS Education for Scotland.


Find out why Hayley thinks doing a Modern Apprenticeship is an excellent opportunity to help her progress in her career.


After a 22 year career in the Army, Phil joined the NHS through a management training scheme.


Richard is a healthcare support worker in a busy mental health service.


Graeme is an educational resource developer. Discover how the skills he developed in the RAF helped him to find his ideal role in the NHS.


Callum is a modern apprentice mechanical engineer. He always wanted to go into engineering and an apprenticeship in the NHS provided the perfect opportunity.


Jamie says the most important skills for his job are communication, attention to detail and time management.


Ellise is a pre-registration trainee pharmacy technician working in an NHS hospital.


Derrick is a receptionist working in an NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde hospital.


Kelly says the key skills she needs to do her job well are good communication, team work and attention to detail.


Alex is a domestic supervisor working in an NHS hospital. He tells us how he got started in the NHS and is career goals for the future.


As well as working as an early careers and project support manager, Cheryl is doing a Business Management Graduate Apprenticeship.


Amy is a healthcare support worker modern apprentice, working in the Physio at Home team in NHS Lothian.


Megan started her career in the NHS by doing a Modern Apprenticeship. Find out about her career journey so far.


Aidan decided to do a Modern Apprenticeship to get work experience and additional learning to help him reach is career goals.


Thomas says that working as an apprentice mechanical engineer is a very rewarding job.


Mira recently became a qualified dental nurse after completing a Modern Apprenticeship programme.


Hannah's in her final year of a degree in Applied Biomedical Science.