The NHS Healthcare Scientist Training Programme (STP) is a comprehensive work based training programme. The programme equips healthcare scientists with up-to-date knowledge and skills to care for patients in the 21st century.
The information on this page relates to provision in England and Wales.
If you are considering applying for the 2014 STP intake, you should familiarise yourself with the information below before making your application and to see if the scheme is for you.
The applications cycle for 2014 entry will open on Monday 6 January 2014 and close on Friday 31 January 2014
The link for the online application tool will appear here
As part of the modernised national training scheme, NHS trusts are funded to offer salaried training posts in life sciences, physical sciences and biomedical engineering, or physiological sciences throughout England.
The healthcare science workforce is one of the most exciting and dynamic in the NHS. Healthcare scientists play a vital role in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease and the rehabilitation of patients. Their innovation and expertise help save lives and improve care and is crucial in helping the NHS to respond to the challenges of public and patient needs in the 21st century.
If you are committed to improving the health of others by applying your science, a career as a healthcare scientist in the NHS could not be a more rewarding choice. It also offers plenty of scope for personal development, great career prospects and a wide range of opportunities to use specialist scientifics skills and interests for the benefit of patients.
Successful candidates will be employed as a 'trainee healthcare scientist' by an NHS trust. They will join a three year, fixed term, training programme of work-based and academic learning, undertaking a university accredited master's degree. Read about the salary and benefits for STP trainees
These training posts offer excellent broad based clinical scientific training across a range of rotations in different themed pathways before specialisation in the latter part of the training.
Successful trainees will be in a position to apply for NHS posts as healthcare scientists. Read about two students, Katharine Kenny and Rebecca Franses, who went through the STP course and find out about their experiences.
A number of open days will be held during the recruitment round for 2014 entry.
Contact the organiser of the open day/event to book a place/find out more.
This list will be constantly updated, so please keep checking this link.
Please note that not all organisations will hold open days.
There is no planned recruitment of clinical scientists in Northern Ireland in 2014.
For details of any opportunities that might arise in Scotland, please visit the NHS Education for Scotland website.