Step into Health programme

The Step into Health programme connects skilled candidates from across the Armed Forces community with employers and new opportunities in the NHS. The aim is for NHS organisations to benefit from the transferable skills and values that Armed Forces community members bring to the workplace.

Step into Health also raises the profile of the multitude of NHS careers available to the Armed Forces community, highlighting the many roles, particularly non-clinical, which are suited to members of the community and support individuals to link with recruiters and take advantage of dedicated pre-employment opportunities.

Pledging to Step into Health involves making a public commitment to support the recruitment of members of the Armed Forces community into the NHS. There are five mandatory pledges that Step into Health require all organisations to commit to, including:

  • reviewing recruitment practices and removing any barriers to recruiting members of the Armed Forces community
  • sharing dedicated Step into Health contact details
  • building a relationship with the Career Transition Partnership (CTP)
  • using the Step into Health branding to promote consistent messages about the programme
  • using the Step into Health candidate system to record interactions with potential candidates and to refer between NHS organisations as required.

We’re delighted that The Walton Centre has taken the pledge, reflecting our commitment to the Armed Forces Community.

For further information about the NHS Employers’ Step into Health programme, please visit the NHS Employers website.

If you are currently employed in the armed forces and interested in exploring future employment opportunities at The Walton Centre, why not check out our jobs section.

If you have any questions about the Step into Health programme at The Walton Centre, please contact Lisa Phillips, Vocational Learning Coordinator and Operational Apprenticeship Lead, 

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Page last updated: 11 July 2023