I’m a Candidate

How do I apply for a job at Derby Teaching Hospitals?
We are delighted that you are interested in working with us; you can search for jobs on our website under current vacancies. Once you have found the vacancy you are interested in, we will redirect you to NHS Jobs. You then need to create an account with NHS Jobs in order to complete our online application form and equal opportunities monitoring form. If you do not have access to the internet, don’t worry you can access our website from local libraries, community centres or even on your smart phone or tablet. We update our vacancies daily, and on occasions close adverts as soon as a sufficient number of applications have been received, so to avoid disappointment complete your application as soon as possible.

Can I send in my CV?
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs. You must complete an online application form on NHS Jobs. If a CV is required this will be requested where applicable.

I cannot find a role that was advertised last week?
Some of our vacancies close early once a sufficient number of applications have been received. Please keep an eye out for new vacancies on our website or register your interest and once a suitable vacancy opens we will be in touch.

When will I know if I have been shortlisted for the post?
If you are successful and you are shortlisted by the Recruiting Manager, you will receive an email via NHS Jobs which will inform you of the next stage of the selection process. This could be an assessment and/or interview depending on the role you have applied for. The email will also outline how to book an interview on NHS Jobs, you will need to choose a time slot that suits you and confirm your attendance.

What happens if my application has been unsuccessful?
If you are unsuccessful, you will be notified of the outcome on NHS Jobs. You can login at any time to check your progress of your application and can request feedback from the recruiting manager or contact the Recruitment Team for more information.

Can I apply for more than one vacancy at a time?
You are more than welcome to apply for more than one job at a time, you will need to complete a separate application form for each post you are interested in. You will need to tailor each application form to meet the criteria for the post you are applying for.

How will I know that you have received my application form?
You will receive an automatic acknowledgement via email, confirming that we have received your application form. You can track your progress of your application by logging onto NHS Jobs.

I have an enquiry that is not on the FAQ’s, how do I contact the Recruitment Team?
We have three recruitment teams at our hospitals find out of to contact them here.

I’m having difficulties logging on or filling out my application form on NHS Jobs, what can I do?
We are sorry you are having difficulties applying for a job with us. Fortunately NHS jobs can help you with any problems you may be encountering, find them here.

Does the Trust offer a Graduate Scheme?
Although the Trust does not offer a Graduate Scheme, the NHS does offer a Graduate Management Training Scheme find out more on www.nhsgraduate.co.uk

I would love to do some work experience at Derby Teaching Hospitals, what do you offer?
We are pleased that you are interested in working for our Trust, unfortunately our work experience placements are only offered to our partnered Derbyshire schools. However if you are interested in a specialist area, applications can be considered, please email Olivia Jackson, Workforce Assistant at olivia.jackson@nhs.net or call on 01332 789 965 for further information.
If you are interested in becoming a doctor our Undergraduate Office organises a HOSPEX programme. Students must have a minimum of four A grade GSCES and must live in Derbyshire or go to a school in Derbyshire. Please contact 01332 785802 for further information.
For further information regarding careers in the NHS please click on the link below: www.healthcareers.nhs.uk


I’ve Been Invited to an Interview

I have an interview, but I don’t know how to prepare for it…Help?
Congratulations, we have a few simple tips check them out on NHS Jobs

I’ve been offered the job! What happens next?
Congratulations, you will receive a provisional offer letter by email which we detail the conditions of the offer. We have to verify and validate all your employment references, once we have carried out all the checks we will send you details on your start date and our Trust induction programme. We look forward to welcoming you to the Trust.

I was unsuccessful following my interview and/or assessments, can I receive any feedback?
We are sorry that you were unsuccessful, we will send you a letter by email, this will include the contact details of the chair of the panel, allowing you to request feedback. We encourage that all applicants do seek feedback as this will prove useful in improving your performance for any other suitable vacancies within the Trust.

I have a disability, what can you do to accommodate me?
Our Trust has a strong belief in creating an equal and diverse environment and we ensure we support everyone throughout the recruitment process. If you wish to discuss any issues or make any requirements for your interview, please get in touch with our Recruitment Team they will discuss any worries with you in confidence.