Applications to the NHS Scientist Training Programme are now open

Applications for the popular NHS Scientist Training programme opened on 14 January. Graduates and final year undergraduates in science and engineering degrees can apply and take their first step to a career in healthcare science.  

What is the STP?

It is a three-year postgraduate training programme where you’ll work towards an accredited MSc in Clinical Science while paid a salary of £25,000 a year. After completion of the programme, you will be able to apply to be a clinical scientist.

Applications close at 5pm on Friday 12 February and the online tests must be completed by 5pm on Monday 15 February. If successful, you will start your training in September 2016. 


Getting in

You’ll need a minimum of a 2:1 degree or relevant postgraduate qualification if you have a 2:2 degree in a pure or applied science or engineering. The degree subject must be relevant to the specialism you are applying for. This year, there are training places in 23 specialisms, including genomics, medical physics and audiology.

Graduates from the NHS Practitioner Training Programme are also able to apply.


Competition is fierce and the recruitment window isn’t remain open for long. No late applications will be accepted so make sure you give yourself plenty of time to make an informed application!

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