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Workforce development

Learn more about other ways to access a career or experience in NSS such as apprenticeships and volunteering.

Modern apprenticeships

NSS provides modern apprenticeships for young people to support them to get paid to learn on the job, gain practical experience and work towards an industry-recognised qualification.

Visit the current vacancies section of the NHS Scotland jobs website to view Modern Apprenticeships currently being advertised in NSS.

• Type ‘modern apprentice’ in the key word search

• The results will return modern apprenticeships posts for NSS and all other NHSScotland boards

Please learn more about Modern Apprenticeships.


There’s a lot to celebrate about volunteering in Scotland's NHS. Did you know that more than 600 volunteers assist NSS across the organisation?

Volunteer with us

Throughout the year, they help the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (SNBTS) and a number of our other services carry out valuable work to help support Scotland’s health.

Find out more information on the Volunteer Handbook

Scottish National Blood Donor Association

Every blood donor and volunteer in Scotland is automatically a member of the Scottish National Blood Donor Association (SNBDA). Their main aim is to represent and protect donor interests and promote the voluntary nature of donation.

If you would like to find out more or wish to get involved with the SNBDA, please email: