Applications for the Scientist Training Programme now open

Published on
26th January 2021
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The National School of Healthcare Science is delighted to announce that applications for the 2021 Scientist Training Programme (STP) are now open.

The Scientist Training Programme (STP) is a three-year training programme that includes work-based and academic learning. Whilst on the programme trainees will also complete a part-time master’s degree at the university offering the chosen specialism.

Trainees will complete the programme and be employed at a local level by an NHS Trust in England on a fixed term training contract salaried at AfC band 6.

The number of positions available varies each year, this year we are planning to offer jobs to over 300 successful applicants.

Professor Berne Ferry, Head of the National School of Healthcare Science, said:

The aim of the STP is to attract, select and retain the very best people to clinical scientist posts. We’ve seen how the role of the healthcare scientists has proven to be particularly vital to efforts against COVID-19 in the UK. Scientists are involved in services across all frontline areas: contributing to the processing of tests for COVID-19, decontaminating and managing ventilators, imaging patients and, so much more. I couldn’t think of a better time to join the NHS as a trainee clinical healthcare scientist.

Click here for more information about the locations of training positions available this year, the job description and person specification.

Applications close on Monday 22nd February at 4pm.

Last updated on 26th January 2021

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