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.