NHS Clinical Scientist Training Programme (STP) 2019 – open for applications

Want to work as an NHS scientist? Good post by my colleague Rachel Taylor as an introduction.

The Careers Service Blog

Rachel Taylor, Careers Consultant, summarises key points about the 2019 NHS England STP recruitment programme.

Applications opened on 9 January for the 2019 intake of the NHS England STP and will close on 8 February.  The STP is a three year postgraduate training programme during which you will be employed by the NHS in a particular specialism of healthcare science.   There are a large number of possible specialisms in a number of different locations within the areas of Clinical Bioinformatics, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Physiological Sciences.   Following completion of this programme, you will be eligible to apply for clinical scientist posts.

Getting a place on the programme is tough – on average there are 20 applications per STP place (this varies depending on specialism).  Top tips for your application:

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