the way

We are pioneers, professionals, carers, workers, and achievers. We are world-class people delivering world-class care. We are a general hospital, a children’s hospital, a women’s hospital, a teaching hospital, and more - but we are also one Trust and one team. We are driven by our values and live them as individuals. Whether we are performing revolutionary research, or caring for your loved ones, we lead from the front. Join us and you’ll be supported to grow and achieve your potential in an environment that welcomes and nurtures our people. We are UHS.

This is what leading
the way looks like

Welcome to the heart of UHS, a place where passion and purpose come together. At UHS, we’re committed to making a positive impact to the lives of others every day. Our dedicated staff are fuelled by compassion and driven by innovation. Join us and discover endless opportunities for personal and professional growth. Utilise your unique talents and help us lead the way.

“I came to UHS for the world-class standard of care, I stayed because
it’s an amazing place to work.”


We provide highly specialised patient care and are committed to your personal and professional development.



We provide highly specialised patient care and are committed to your personal and professional development.


Nursing, HCA’s
& Midwifery

Progress and grow in a truly meaningful career as part of a friendly and supportive team that places your wellbeing and development as a priority.



Lead from the front. It takes more to run an acute NHS Trust than Doctors and Nurses. We’ve opportunities across a wide range of professions from maintenance to finance, IT and more.



Start as you mean to go on, with access to some of the best training and development opportunities around.


“I came to UHS to learn and grow, 
I stayed because the 
opportunities are endless.”

Sheila’s story

From HR Manager to Healthcare Assistant. Sheila’s discovered a new lease of life.

After working in HR for 20 years, I wanted a career with purpose, that aligned with my values and helped people. I reassessed what I wanted out of life and when someone suggested I apply to UHS as a Healthcare Assistant (HCA), I decided to go for it. 

Audrey’s story

From lifesaving work with the RAF to supporting lifesaving research, Audrey’s background meant she was able to adapt quickly. 

After 15 years as a Medical Assistant in the Armed Forces, I was injured in Afghanistan and honourably discharged from the Military. I came into that role without knowledge, and it was a massive learning curve. It's fulfilling to provide support, connect colleagues with experienced mentors, and offer training and guidance to address their needs.

Our values

Patients first

Feel empowered and enabled to work with compassion and motivation to deliver world-class care.

Working together

Collaborate with the best talent in a culture where everyone feels supported, valued and as if they belong.

Always improving

Drive forward innovative ways of working and access the highest quality training and education to enable future acceleration and progress.


Be at the centre of clinical academic excellence and cutting-edge developments.


Achieve career success in a place that welcomes and nurtures outstanding people.


Discover what living and working in Southampton could offer you.

We think UHS is a great place to work, and Southampton is a great place to live.

With the University of Southampton’s cutting edge research facilities, the shopping and entertainment complex at Westquay shopping centre and speedy transport links by bus, train, ferry and plane, Southampton has long established itself as a modern city with a lot to offer.

In 2022* Southampton was ranked 4th in the overall Best UK Cities to live and work in, based on average salary, rent, property prices, commuting costs and overall quality of life. The city offers lower than average house prices, we have 30 Ofsted Outstanding schools and 20 green spaces.  Southampton City Airport is on our doorstep, plus easy and direct trains to London and Bournemouth. It's right next to the sea and also the magical and ancient New Forest with some of the best weather in the UK.
(* Source: OneFamily.com)