Candidate Journey


​We want to be the place the best people want to come to learn, work and research.

We are looking for enthusiastic people who share our values and behaviours to help us to continue providing the highest levels of patient care.

When you apply for a role at University Hospitals of North Midlands you can expect a first class service.

Before you apply

Even before your application begins we are here to discuss with you the vacancy you may be interested in or career opportunities at UHNM. Each vacancy has the contact details of the Hiring Manager so you can gain an insight into the role and the Trust before you apply and we can answer any questions you may have.

Applying for a posistion

You can apply simply and easily using the online application form available on NHS Jobs.

After you have applied

Once you have applied, a dedicated Recruitment Coordinator will be available to answer any questions you may have.

The interview process

We will respond to you to let you know if you have been selected for interview providing all the information you need, or to advise if you have been unsuccessful in your application on that occasion.

For some roles, there may be a two stage interview or an Assessment Centre as part of our recruitment and selection process.

Being offered the posistion

When you become successful at interview and are offered a job, we will carry out a series of employment checks. The checks that we carry out will be dependent on the type of job you are going to do.

The types of checks that are carried out are:

Identification documents

You will be asked to provide proof that you have the right to work in the UK. This will mean that you will need to produce either a document or a combination of documents to confirm you are eligible. For example, a passport, a visa or immigration documents if you are a non-national. Your employer will advise you which documents you need to show them.

Employment history and references

It is important that you have stipulated your full employment history within your application form and highlighted any employment gaps. We will request references for a minimum period of three years from your current employer and previous employer/s.

Professional registrations and/or qualifications

If your role requires a particular professional registration we will carry out a check with the appropriate regulatory body and secure confirmation of the appropriate registration. Where a check has been made employers will not be required to verify your professional qualifications separately.

Where a licence is a requirement, confirmation will be sought from the relevant regulatory body as well.

Confirmation of all qualifications that are not associated in any way with a regulatory body will be sought separately.

Criminal record and barring checks

Depending on the role, we may be required to check whether you have a criminal record. Your offer of employment will be subject to a satisfactory disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly the Criminal Records Bureau).

Before completing the criminal conviction question(s) please ensure that you read the guidance and criteria for the filtering of these convictions and cautions which can be found on the Disclosure and Barring Service website at:

All information provided will be treated with strict confidentiality, and will be securely stored, handled and disposed of in line with DBS codes of practice.

We offer candidates a quick and easy online facility to complete this check. Where a candidate does not have access to an online facility we are happy for you to come into our offices and complete the check online.

Occupational health checks

All NHS staff must receive a pre-appointment health check, which adheres to equal opportunities legislation and good occupational health practice. Candidates will be asked to complete an Occupational Health Screening Form in order to ensure we are providing a safe working environment for you and a safe environment for our patients.

All checks take into account the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA) and reasonable adjustments will be made to ensure that employees can work in their work place regardless of any physical impairment or learning disabilities.

Team Prevent, a dedicated occupational health provider based on site, complete occupational health screening on our behalf. All occupational health information is treated in the strictest of confidence.

When you join us

Once all your checks are complete, you will be given a date to start work with us. All staff attend a Corporate Induction. This is one day for non-clinical and two days for clinical roles. The induction ensures all staff have undertaken compulsory mandatory training, including information governance and protection of vulnerable adults and children, before beginning in post. Day two includes clinical training.​