Last Updated: 2nd August 2019

Am I guaranteed a job at the end of my HSST training?

If you are a direct entry trainee you will be offered a time limited 5 year training and employment contract with the trust. There is no guarantee of subsequent employment by that employer on completion of the HSST programme. For in-service trainees, assuming your employer agrees, it is anticipated that your ongoing employment with that employer will continue.

In both cases, satisfactory completion of the programme will make you eligible to enrol on the Higher Specialist Scientist Register (HSSR) and that in turn will make you eligible to apply for available consultant clinical scientist posts, but there is no guarantee that such a post will be available or that you will necessarily be appointed to such a post.