Applications open for the NHS Scientist Training Programme 2021

Applications are now open for the NHS Scientist Training Programme (STP), a three-year programme of work-based learning that includes a funded Master’s degree.

The aim of the STP is to produce graduates who will possess the essential knowledge, skills, experience and attributes required to work as newly-qualified Clinical Scientists in the NHS.

To apply you must have, or be expecting, a 1st or 2:1 in either an undergraduate honours or integrated master’s degree, in a pure or applied science subject.

There are opportunities for students from Life and Physical Sciences, as well as Computer Science and Engineering. Degrees related to medicine may also be considered suitable for some of the specialisms.

The Scientist Training Programme

Trainees are employed by an NHS Trust and will spend time in a range of settings, before specialising in the last two years of the programme.

During your time on the STP you will complete:

  • a part-time master’s degree (fully funded)
  • a programme of workplace training using an e-portfolio
  • a final assessment of competence

The STP is salaried at approximately £31k. On graduating you would be eligible for statutory Clinical Scientist registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and would be able to apply for Clinical Scientist roles in the Health Service.

Applying to the STP

The application window for the Scientist Training Programme closes on Monday 22 February at 4pm.

Click here to find out more about the STP and to start your application.

If you are interested in applying to the programme, join the Q&A webinar on Thursday 28 January at 2pm. Click here for further details.

The STP website also has lots of information to help you with every stage of the recruitment process.

Don’t forget, our Career Coaches are also here to help via the University’s Virtual Career Studio. If you need to talk through your application, have it checked before clicking submit, or need help preparing for an online test or interview just drop-in via Zoom or send a message to the Career Coaches using Handshake.