What is the difference between direct entry and in-service posts?

Posts are available in accredited training departments either as new posts created specifically for the purpose of training (direct entry) or as in-service posts, through already existing clinical scientist posts.



This route is available to you, if you are already employed by the NHS in the scientific specialty you are applying for. You will remain employed by your current employer throughout the programme. You should be employed, at a minimum, as an Agenda for Change Band 7 Clinical Scientist, for the duration of the programme. You will be eligible for this route only if you are nominated by your employer and your employer has an allocated training post in place.


Direct entry

Direct entry posts are new posts created within accredited training departments created specifically for the purpose of training. For 2024 there are no direct entry posts.

Last updated on 1st March 2024