Application Process

Is a career in the NHS right for you? 

If you're thinking about a career in the NHS, it's worth getting to grips with what it entails. 

The NHS Constitution highlights the principles and values of the NHS in England; what you can expect from them as a patient and what they expect from their staff.  Looking for the highest standards of excellence and professionalism, the Constitution explains the values necessary for this.

Working together as a team to put the patient first and deliver high quality care requires elements of the NHS 6 Cs: commitment, competence, a caring and compassionate approach, good communication skills and courage.  If you’ve got these qualities then a career in the NHS could be for you.

Within the 2013 report into the failings of care at the Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust, Robert Francis QC emphasised the need for universities to select students who were intelligent, caring and had a strong desire to care for others.

At Anglia Ruskin University our recruitment processes are based on these core values and aim to identify those with the empathy, honesty and integrity needed to enter the caring profession. 

Four essential steps

There’s four essential steps to get a place on our Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work courses at Anglia Ruskin.
  1. Find the right course for you
  2. Meet the entry requirements
  3. Write the perfect personal statement
  4. Be successful at interview

Anglia Ruskin University also has some general interview tips that includes a video guide. Visit our 'How to be Successful at Interview' page for more information.

The specific tiles below offer a little more information on each of these, and how to make your first move into a rewarding career in health, social care or education.

Find the right course for you

Meet the entry criteria

Write your personal statement

The interview day