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Developing your senior management career

UHS can offer you a huge range of varied opportunities to hone and use your skills, and we're always looking for talented, experienced people. As a Trust we provide almost every specialism to over 1.9 million people living in Southampton and beyond, and doing so demands premier operational delivery, leadership and strategic vision.

The development of our leaders and their teams is central to our vision of delivering high quality, safe and effective care. Everyone working at UHS needs to be encouraged and enabled to develop their interpersonal and management skills. This is essential if the Trust is to develop, face each new challenge and embrace the inevitable changes that result from the dynamic nature of acute healthcare. 

We offer a fantastic induction, exceptional in-house and external training, and a wide choice of career progression routes, giving you the best possible opportunities to achieve your career goals. We offer classroom-based, group and one-to-one training, including externally-accredited management and leadership programmes, use of psychometric tools and outdoor team exercises.

Supporting the development of individuals and the organisation requires our education team to offer an extremely broad and flexible service. We'll ask you what you want to achieve and find out how we can best help you, including preparing tailored learning programmes where appropriate. 

For those taking their first steps into leadership roles, we are now pleased to be able to offer our UHS graduate training scheme. Whatever your level of experience, working collaboratively as part of the wider organisation, you’ll get the support you need to do an amazing job as you explore the next steps in your management career. 

If you’re interested in finding out more, contact traininganddevelopment@uhs.nhs.uk with any questions you have about the courses and development programmes we offer, or take a look at our current vacancies for your particular area of expertise.