Information for Employers

This section includes useful information for employers and departments considering a HSST trainee.

  • About the Higher Specialist Scientist Training programme

    The HSST programme is a five-year workplace-based training programme that offers a fantastic opportunity for clinical scientists to train and become eligible to apply for available consultant clinical scientists posts.

  • Employing a HSST Trainee

    What you need to know when employing a trainee on the Higher Specialist Scientist Training programme.

  • Managing a HSST trainee

    Information and guidance for employers who are managing a HSST trainee.

  • How to become an accredited HSST training department

    Departments seeking to host a clinical scientist at HSST will have a previous track record of training in the specialism and staff operating at a consultant level to support delivery and mentorship of the trainee.

  • Funding guidance

    To support your Higher Specialist Scientist Training, a training allowance will be provided for each of the 5 years of the HSST programme.



This section contains useful resources for employers of a HSST trainee.


HSST Train the Trainer

This section includes information and guidance for your HSST Supervisor / Training Officer.

  • HSST Train the Trainer

    This section provides online guidance and training for all HSST supervisors.

  • Guidance for HSST supervisors

    This guidance is geared towards new and existing workplace supervisors, or anyone who wants to get an overview of the HSST programme.