We’ve designed our recruitment process to be efficient and as seamless as possible.

Your recruitment journey

Your recruitment journey

At Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, we think recruitment is a two-way process. You need to decide if the Trust suits you. So remember to read carefully all the details about the job that interests you before you apply.

We’ve designed our recruitment process to be efficient and as seamless as possible, and we’ll keep you informed by email at every stage. Because it’s automated, you’ll find it easier to access via a laptop or desktop computer with a broadband connection, rather than a mobile phone or tablet.

You may find our additional guidance for applicants useful.

Find out about vacancies

We advertise on www.jobs.nhs.uk and in a variety of online and printed publications. We also make use of social media such as LinkedIn and Twitter so that you can keep up to date with new opportunities while you’re on the move.

Hint: If an ad gives a named contact for more information, use it. It is always helpful to find out as much as you can before investing time in a formal application.

Make your application

You will be directed to apply for a job via an online application form. This makes sure all your details are entered straight into our applicant tracking system and we can progress your application as fast as possible.

Hint: Think about who will give you references if your application moves forward and warn them they may be contacted. Make sure you have up-to-date contact details, including an email address, if possible.

Wait for us to assess your application

It may take us a few weeks to check your application and make our selection, but you’ll hear from us by email, whether or not you are through to the next stage.

Hint: Check both your inbox and your junk mail folder regularly. Emails from our automated system are sometimes marked as junk.

Assessment centres and interviews

Depending on the type of role you have applied for, you may be invited to an assessment centre, along with a number of other candidates. This typically consists of a brief presentation by a clinician and hiring managers, some aptitude and ability tests, and a structured interview. Some posts, especially senior ones, are assessed by interview only.

Hint: Nurses will be asked to do a drugs calculation test as part of the assessment.

Get an offer within the day

We aim to give you feedback as soon as possible and, if you are successful, we will usually make you an offer on the same day. This will be conditional based on suitable references and background checks.

Confirmation of offer

Our conditional offer email triggers automated requests for DBS checks and verification of your qualifications. This may take slightly longer if you’re relocating from overseas, or if you’re based in the UK but do not currently work for the NHS.

Hint: The system will identify any missing information in your application, so please keep an eye on your email and respond quickly to any requests.

Confirm your start date

Let us know when you’ll be joining us and we’ll book you in for our induction programme, and any statutory and mandatory training such as diversity or infection control. This is the time to let us know if you have a disability or long-term condition that will require any adjustments to your workplace or work routine.

Welcome to Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust!