Getting a Trainee

Last Updated: 26th March 2021

This information is for employers who are considering employing an STP trainee, either through the in-service or direct entry route.

Are you interested in employing an STP trainee?

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. See below for their contact details.

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.

You may also want to take a look at our Accreditation information, as you will have to pass Accreditation before becoming a training centre.

Healthcare Science Leads contact information

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
Marion Hogan South East 01865 785584
Helene Fouquet South West 01454 252726
Sally Drew North East and Yorkshire 07920 834506
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