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The NHS in North Wales can offer you a rewarding career. We have vacancies across a whole host of professions here. We are fortunate to employ a significant number of serving military personnel and also as members of the Reserve (part-time) forces. Reservists give up their spare time, outside of their NHS role to serve in the Armed Forces. To reach candidates in the Armed Forces community, we also advertise jobs with the Career Transition Partnership (CTP)

We offer many incentives to our serving Reserve forces personnel, examples include: 

  • two weeks extra leave for annual deployment exercises
  • a dedicated All Wales Reserve Forces Training and Mobilisation Policy (WP38)
  • access to dedicated Veteran Therapists (VTs) with onward referral to Veterans NHS Wales pathway, where appropriate
  • Access to our occupational health service, including self-referral to counselling
  • Collaboration with local Reserve units on deployment, training and education

Step into Health programme

We recognise the value Armed Forces personnel, Veterans and Military families bring to our Workforce.

On 16th June 2022, we have pledged to the Step into Health programme which supports the Armed Forces community to access the career opportunities available in the NHS.

We recognise the values and transferable skills that the Armed Forces community can bring to the NHS such as:

  • Leadership and Management
  • Communication and Teamwork
  • Loyalty and Commitment
  • Ability to adapt to Change

We will support the Step into Health programme by:

  • 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 will also enhance our commitment to Step into Health by:

  • Hosting insight days/virtual events to raise awareness of NHS careers with the Armed Forces community
  • Offering work placements/tailored support to the Armed Forces community and provide support to those who apply for a vacancy
  • Providing support for those service leavers who have additional needs
  • Promoting the programme and sharing messaging via our website and social media
  • Establishing an alumni network for staff who have found employment through the programme
  • Partnering with other NHS organisations in the region to share best practice and make efficient use of resources
  • Supporting candidates in the NHS who may wish to settle elsewhere
  • Supporting, where possible, forces families who need to locate for service reasons
  • Liaising, when required, with other NHS organisations who have hosted candidates moving to our region

A​​​s a member organisation, we will provide support and advice about working in the NHS. To access the Step into Health programme, register for Step into Health.

To reach candidates in the Armed Forces community, we advertise jobs with the Career Transition Partnership (CTP).

If you would like to know more about the Step into Health programme here in BCUHB, please email