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Recruitment: your journey to a career with us

We try to make our recruitment process as streamlined as possible, and we will keep you informed throughout your application.

The application process

If you find a job with NHS Digital that you'd like to apply for, then click the links to apply.

You will need to register to apply, and will then be able to fill in relevant details, and upload supporting documents.

We work with partners to track your application, but your data will be kept securely, and only processed for the purpose of the job you've applied for.


Processing applications

When applications for a role close, we will:

  • assess each application against the defined criteria for the role
  • make a shortlist of candidates based on the scoring from the paper assessment
  • invite the top scoring candidates for interview

Candidates who declare a disability in their application will receive an interview if they meet all of the minimum criteria in the job specification.

At the interview

We conduct interviews both face-to-face and remotely (using Microsoft Teams). In both cases, you should expect questions based around the core requirements of the role.

These can include questions about how you've performed at particular skills in previous roles, and situational questions about how you would work to deal with a new problem if appointed at NHS Digital.


Being appointed

As part of joining NHS Digital, there are a number of checks that we will undertake.

These include:

  • having your right to work checked, either at the interview (if you attend in person), or after offer (if you attend remotely)
  • undergoing any required disclosure and barring check, or vetting
  • taking up references from previous employers or other referees you have provided

We will keep you informed as we move through these steps.

Last edited: 27 July 2021 3:40 pm