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Careers Information

About us

Our trust consists of 350+ jobs within seventeen career pathways. Within each career pathway there are so many opportunities for continual development and for a long and rewarding career with us here at our Trust. The Trust is divided into four key areas being Acute, Ambulance, Community and Mental Health. Our Trust have a lovely acronym which we hold very highly called ‘CARE’, this represents our core values being Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Everyone Counts.

The Learning, Development and Careers Team is part of the Learning, Education and Development Department (LEaD). We support growing our future workforce by promoting careers in both clinical and non-clinical roles across the Islands community. We are committed to growing our current workforce to enable them to be safe and up to date within their roles and work towards career aspirations, through continual development.

We are proud to provide opportunities that support learning and engagement, enabling high-quality and compassionate care for all. To support career development, we work closely with several partnering organisations such as HTP Apprenticeship College, the Isle of Wight College, 350+ NHS Careers, the Open University, and the Isle of Wight Council, Primary Care and Mountbatten Isle of Wight, to educate and inspire our colleagues in the Trust, spread awareness of existing career pathways, and to support with career development opportunities.

Attached below is a graphic showcasing the main overarching umbrellas for the Career Categories available to you within the NHS, a brief description on each area, to hopefully give you a better understanding of what may interest you, either for entry, career progression purposes or potentially a change in course.

Career categories

350+ NHS Careers


In our Careers Team, we work closely with 350+ NHS Careers, an 'education outreach programme across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight aimed at students aged 3 – 24 years. The programme gives young people the opportunity to gain insight to the wealth of opportunities that a career in our NHS can offer.'

If you are interested in what 350+ NHS Careers offer or wish to learn more about the different roles available within the NHS Trust, please visit their website. Please find link below:

Careers quiz

If you are struggling to decide what career within our Trust may be best suited to you, please take this opportunity to take a short Career’s quiz to gain a better understanding.

Routes into our Trust


Upcoming careers events


Please visit the below link, which holds information on upcoming careers events that the Isle of Wight NHS Trust is due to be attending.


We also have National Careers Week on the 6th March. Our careers team will be outside the Full Circle Resteraunt at St Mary's Hospital. Please come and talk to us about career opportunities within Health and Care and the NHS. 

Our recruitment website


For recruitment information and current vacancies on the Isle of Wight, please visit:

Application and interview guidance

Leaflet on application and interview guidance

Our Trust's vision, mission, values and objectives


Career coaching 


We are committed to supporting the career development of our staff. As part of our People Promise, we offer career coaching internally to colleagues at all levels here at the IOW NHS Trust. Career coaching is designed to provide the approach and mindset to make informed, professional decisions, allowing individuals to take ownership of their career pathway. It can also be used to support with employability skills such as application and interview technique.

Levels and development


Functional skills levels


Functional skills advancement


Contact details