Developing your Healthcare sciences career

As one of only a few trusts in the UK with the range of specialties to care for people from before they’re born right through to the end of their lives, UHS is perfect for anyone looking to broaden their range of skills.

We offer a fantastic induction and exceptional in-house and external training and development, such as our scientist training programme (STP). Your development is central to our vision of delivering high quality, safe and effective care that's continuously improving, and we want to ensure that we provide you with the best possible opportunities to achieve your career aspirations.

Working collaboratively as part the wider healthcare sciences team, we’ll give you the support you need to do an amazing job as you explore where your future could take you. There will be plenty of opportunities to progress and take the lead, for example as a team leader or within a clinical academic pathway.

As well as the many other benefits you can enjoy while working for UHS, we look to provide flexible working opportunities where possible and there may be opportunities for part-time working, depending on your role and the demands of the service you’re joining.

Read below about the support and development options available to healthcare scientists joining UHS.


Practitioner Training Programme (PTP)

Scientist Training Programme (STP)

Return to practice

Post-registration education, leadership and advanced practice


As a new member of the healthcare sciences team at UHS, you can look forward to a comprehensive induction and supervision package to support you in your first few weeks with us.

The recruitment team will invite you to take part in a Trust induction programme. For this, you’ll need to complete or demonstrate evidence of your understanding of statutory and mandatory requirements. You’ll complete your local induction checklist over the course of your first three months at UHS.

Our teams and local support arrangements will help you settle quickly and feel confident in your new environment and role.

Practitioner Training Programme

The Practitioner Training Programme (PTP) is an undergraduate training scheme that includes work-based and academic learning. Once you have graduated from the programme you will be a qualified healthcare science practitioner and you will be eligible to apply for professional registration. 

You can read more about the programme on the National School of Healthcare Science website, or get in touch with our team on to find out more about the PTP at UHS. 


The Scientist Training Programme (STP) is a three year training programme that includes work-based and academic learning. Whilst on the programme you will also complete a part-time master's degree at the university offering your chosen specialism.

We offer a range of programmes across the disciplines including:

  • CVRS – cardiac science
  • CVRS – critical care science
  • CVRS – vascular science
  • medical physics – radiotherapy physics
  • blood science – clinical biochemistry
  • neurosensory science – neurophysiology.

Please note, all programmes are subject to funding from Health Education England Wessex.

if you have any questions about the Scientist Training Programme at UHS, please email to get in touch with the team.


If you have been out of practice, your registration has lapsed and you no longer meet HCPC requirements, you will need to undertake a period of updating your skills and knowledge before you can become re-registered – and we can provide you with the support and assistance you need to return to practice.

Currently this involves completion of a university-based component and a placement within the Trust on an honorary contract.

Please e-mail if you would like further information.


We offer healthcare scientists the opportunity to undertake specialist education and training within their chosen area. Information about learning opportunities will be available from the care group’s local education leads. They’ll form part of an annual training needs analysis and appraisal processes, linked to individual development plans.

At UHS, we’re very supportive of staff members who wish to progress their career along the leadership route or into advanced practice roles. Academic courses are available that support these opportunities via higher education institutes. We also provide some accredited in-house education and training that is delivered by our dedicated team of education leads.

To find out more, view and apply for our latest healthcare science vacancies or get in touch with our recruitment team at