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Development and Progression

The Sky's The Limit

Training and Development for Doctors and Dentists

If we offer you a role with us, it's because we believe you're the best person for the job. But we're also looking for people who want to improve and develop new skills. As we continue to grow and develop, there will be no shortage of exciting career opportunities - so we want you to grow and develop with us. Our commitment to lifelong learning led to Investors In People status in 2008. So what does that mean for you?

Encouragement and Support

Whichever team you join, you're bound to find a friendly and supportive environment - the best climate for you to develop new skills and expertise. Your manager will advise you on the best training options to suit your needs, and facilitate access to both in-house and external course through our organisational and training team.

You'll benefit from the close links we enjoy with a range of educational partners, including Oldham College, Manchester Metropolitan University and IT PC, a recognised IT training organisation. You'll also have access to the resources of our own well-stocked library and interactive intranet, which includes a course calendar and staff discussion forums.

Strong Foundations

When you join us, you'll have a full induction, which explains everything you need to know about processes, procedures and your working environment. This will be updated annually.

As excellent customer service is important in any role, every member of staff will undertake some Quality training. You'll also undertake a Skills For Life assessment, which focuses on broader skills that aren't just job-specific and can lead to further valuable training.

Whatever your role, you'll need to be IT literate. That's why we offer a wide range of in-house IT qualifications, from beginners to advanced levels.

Tailored Personal Development

Everyone's training and development needs are different. We'll devise a unique Personal Development Plan to make sure you're offered the opportunities that best suit you. As you develop, so will your plan. Regular appraisals and one-to-one sessions with your manager will allow you to talk about your needs and ambitions, and help us to know you're happy.

A Wealth Of Knowledge

From the 250-year heritage of Manchester Royal Infirmary to the brand new Children's Hospital, whether you're studying or practicing medicine here you'll have access to the greatest concentration of specialised medical care in the North West - and all the knowledge that comes with it.

Undergraduate Medical Education

The new Education North building on the Academic Campus was opened in 2009. A perfect base for medical students, it features clinical skills areas and networked computers. Dedicated staff organise teaching, examinations and pastoral support for undergraduates.


As a Trainee, you can be assured that we will deliver all the requirements of the Postgraduate Medical Education & Training Board (PMETB) approved curriculum. We'll support you to acquire all the skills and experience you need through a thorough induction and ongoing educational supervision.

Your workload and hours will be tailored to provide you with time to learn, and your education and training plan will be devised using transparent processes which make it totally clear who is responsible for supporting you at every stage.

Ongoing Postgraduate Medical Education

If you join us as a fully qualified Doctor or Dentist, your journey of knowledge and discovery is far from over. Thanks to our Medical Education and Library Services and the purpose-built Education Centre, you'll have access to all kinds of innovative opportunities for further information, education and training.