STP in Wales 2023

Dates and further details for applications to the Scientist Training Programme in Wales.


Key dates for direct entry applications

STP in Wales 2023 applicants webinar Monday 19th December 2022 at 1:00pm
Applications for Wales open Monday 23rd January 2023 at 9:00am
Applications for Wales close Monday 6th February 2023 at 5:00pm

In service applications

In service applicants should speak to their NHS Wales service manager about the application process as an in service applicant in Wales. Commissioning requests for these places have already been submitted to Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW).


Application process and further details

Applications are welcome from anyone wishing to be employed in Wales during their STP training.

The entry requirements for STP Wales posts are the same as published on the National School of Healthcare Science (NSHCS) website. Successful candidates for NHS Wales training places will access the full NSHCS Scientist Training Programme and Master’s degree with others across the UK.

Trainees are employed on a fixed term contract by an NHS Health Board or Trust in Wales. As with trainees in England, this is salaried at AfC Band 6 per annum.

Funding is provided by Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) for:

  • the salaried post in NHS Wales
  • programme and university fees
  • access to an additional bursary as required

The application process is managed directly by services in Wales, email them at with any queries. The application details for Wales posts is provided on the HEIW website. Applicants may apply for both England and Wales posts if they wish to.

Click this link for details of the Scientist Training Programme (STP) in Wales

Last updated on 3rd January 2023