If you are interested in employing a trainee from the Scientist Training Programme (STP), you need to contact your local Health Education England (HEE) office and speak to the healthcare science lead. There may be specific conditions that your department needs to have in place before agreeing to commission a trainee post. You must also inform your lead scientist and Trust education and training lead of your plans to employ a STP trainee.

The ‘Principles for in-service training routes‘ guidance will provide details for:

  • Current NHS employees who wish to apply for the STP while retaining their post;
  • Employers who wish to put forward an existing employee for the STP;
  • Commissioners considering applications for the STP from existing NHS employees.

Healthcare Science Leads

Name HEE area office Telephone
Cate Hollinshead
Alternative email:
East Midlands 07876 790621
Lynsey Poole
Alternative email:
East of England 01223 596932
Aarti Makan
Please send email to both addresses
London 020 7127 6245
Cherry Harris Thames Valley, Wessex, Kent, Surrey and Sussex 01454 252724
Cherry Harris South West 01454 252724
Gillian Cresswell
Alternative email:
North East, North West and Yorkshire and Humber 0191 275 4736
07557 175 955
Maxine Kwofie
Alternative email:
West Midlands 0121 695 2500
Christine Love
HEIW recruitment to STP
Wales 01445 848548
Robert Farley Scotland 0131 656 3230
Peter Barbour
Professor Ian Young
Northern Ireland