How to become a hospital porter
You can get into this job through:
- applying directly
You might find it useful to get voluntary experience in a hospital or a care home.
You can contact the voluntary services co-ordinator or manager at your local NHS trust for more details.
You can apply directly to get into this job. Work experience in a healthcare setting will be useful, although not essential.
You'll normally need a good standard of literacy and numeracy. Some employers may ask for GCSEs in English and maths, or equivalent qualifications. Customer service experience can also be useful.
It might help if you have a manual handling or health and safety certificate, although your employer will train you on these when you start.
When applying for jobs, you'll be expected to show an understanding of how NHS values apply in your work.
You can find out more about becoming a hospital porter from Health Careers.