What kind of careers are available?

various images depicting different NHS careers
By joining NHS Tayside, you will:

  • be working with a dedicated team delivering high quality care that makes a real difference to the lives of the people of Tayside
  • be working with an organisation that promotes equality, values diversity and supports staff by providing flexible working, training and a generous remuneration package
  • be working for an organisation that appoints only on merit and welcomes applications from people irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, trade union membership, sex or sexual orientation
There are five main groups of jobs within NHSScotland:

Treatment and Care

This includes Dentists, Doctors, Health Visitors, Healthcare Assistants, Midwives, Nurses, Allied Health Professionals and many more.
healthcare assistants, nurses, physiotherapists and dentists at work

Trades, Skilled and Support

This includes Caterers, Domestic Assistants, Porters, Chaplains, Drivers, Electricians, Painters, Plumbers, Joiners, Fire and Safety Staff, Maintenance and Security Staff and many more.
porters, catering staff and domestic assistants at work

Management and Administrative

This includes Accountants, Clerical Officers, Communication Managers, Human Resources Managers, Medical Records Staff, Receptionists, Secretaries, Procurement Supervisors, Telephonists and many more.
Management, Administrative and Secretarial Staff at work

Scientific and Technical

This includes Clinical Scientists, Laboratory Staff, Biomedical Scientists, Medical Photographers, Phlebotomists, Technicians and many more.
lab staff, scientists and technicians at work

Information and IT

This includes Analysts, Audio Visual Technicians, Computing Staff, Information Managers, IT Trainers and many more.
Information and IT staff at work


This is an excellent way to combine work, where you receive a salary, while you are learning and studying for a recognised qualification. NHS Tayside offers a range of apprenticeships across a number of different departments and working sites.
Apprentices working in a variety of roles