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Service leavers

Haven’t quite decided if you want to leave the armed forces? Have you formally notified your intention to leave through JPA? Ever considered the NHS as a place to work? Whatever stage you’re at in your transition into civilian employment, the Armed Forces Talent Programme (AFTP) is here to support you.

There's a role in the NHS for you

We recognise the knowledge, skills, and experience you’re leaving the armed forces with. Regardless of your rank or length of service, there is likely to be a role in the NHS for you. We want to help you discover the pathways to a range of job opportunities in NHSScotland.

Do you want to make a meaningful contribution to your community? Are you looking for an opportunity where you can use your existing knowledge and skills while also developing new ones? This is your opportunity to #ServeAgain. Starting a new career within one of our NHSScotland boards could be the right choice for you.

The Armed Forces Talent Programme

Our mission is simple. We want to recruit more members of the armed forces community into the NHSScotland workforce.

How we can help you

We’ll provide advice and guidance on job opportunities and the NHS recruitment process to help you do the following:

  • identify NHSScotland boards you could work for
  • research careers
  • search for vacancies
  • find resources to help you submit an application

We also hold events and work with a range of partners to help service leavers like you better understand the NHS as an employer.

Register today

Register for the Armed Forces Talent Programme so you're always in the know about our events, initiatives, and NHSScotland vacancies.

Don't miss our next online event!

Register for our upcoming session on career opportunities in the NHS. We'll provide an overview of roles and pathways into our workforce. We'll also answer your questions about pay, locations, and training. Be there and get all the answers you need!

Registration is open now for our webinar on 2 July 2024 at 2:30pm.

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Meet the team

Meet the team

The team bring their knowledge and experience to support the armed forces community and NHS employers. Discover how the Armed Forces Talent Programme team can help you.

Meet the team

We're recruiting

Visit our recruitment website to view all our vacancies across Scotland. You can submit your job application online in a few easy steps.

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