Development and Progression
The Sky's The Limit
Training and Development for Scientific and Technical
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. Our Organisational Development and Training
Team will advise you on the best training options to suit your
needs, and facilitate access to both in-house and external
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.
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, with some
going as far as NVQ level. 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.
If your role needs you to be IT literate then we offer a wide
range of in-house IT qualifications, from beginners to advanced
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.
Academic and Clinical Excellence
One of the country's largest laboratory developments, the
Directorate of Laboratory Medicine is a major centre of academic
excellence. It supports the diagnostic and treatment activities of
a wide range of specialist clinical units within the Trust. Joining
us, you'll enjoy access to some of the most innovative and
forward-thinking ideas and practice in the nation.
The department is a designated IBMS training laboratory with
full CPA accreditation. It is actively involved in the development
of training plans for both the registration of trainees and the
continuing development of qualified Biomedical Scientists.
Healthcare Scientist support staff enjoy excellent opportunities
too. We are actively developing new roles and can offer a range of
relevant NVQs to enhance opportunities for progression.
As a continually changing profession, biomedical science offers
a unique variety of exciting career opportunities. From
groundbreaking research and specialist lab work to consultant and
management roles, you can choose from any number of exciting paths
Whichever route you choose, we'll support you all the way
through an excellent mixture of in-house training and chances to
attend regular seminars, conferences and courses.