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NHS Wales - Trainee Clinical Scientists (Health Informatics)

Band 6

Main area
Health Informatics
Band 6
Fixed Term for 3 years
37.5 Hours per week
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Employing organisations will be one of the Health Boards or Trusts in NHS Wales
NHS Wales Organisation
£26,566 to £35,578 per annum
25/03/2018 23:59

NHS Wales - Trainee Clinical Scientist in Health Informatics

Exciting opportunities to use your science/engineering/IT degree for patient and public benefit


Gain a masters degree and specialist work-based experience through a nationally recognised training programme


Salary range is Band 6 (c. £26,000) on a 3 year fixed term contract


Healthcare science is one of the most exciting and dynamic areas to work in. Join a unique team who are inspired to apply their exceptional scientific knowledge and skills to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease and the rehabilitation of patients.


The NHS in Wales is offering one salaried post-graduate training programme for a high calibre science/engineering/IT graduate who is passionate about informatics, and its role in patient care.


This is a three year post-graduate programme and successful candidates will be employed by an NHS Wales organisation for the duration of their training. Trainees are also enrolled for a fully funded part time vocational master’s degree in their chosen specialism.


Applicants must have a 1st or 2.1 undergraduate honours degree in science, engineering or IT. Applicants with a relevant 2.2 honours degree will also be considered if they have a higher degree in a relevant subject.


This is a three year post-graduate programme and successful candidates will be employed by an NHS Wales organisation for the duration of their training and will be based in the following location in South Wales:



Trainees are enrolled for a fully funded part time vocational master’s degree, currently provided at the University of Manchester. Trainees may be required to rotate through other areas, such as Medical Physics, Rehabilitation Engineering, Medical Genetics and the NHS Wales Informatics Service which will involve secondments at other locations. On completion of training, prospects for permanent employment within Wales are excellent. For individuals with aptitude and commitment there are opportunities to progress through the career pathway to Consultant Clinical Scientist. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals who are motivated to pursue their career within Wales.


Informal visits are highly recommended, please email if you wish to arrange a visit. 


Posts are due to commence in September 2018.


You may apply for up to two specialisms. Your supporting information must be relevant to both specialisms if you chose to apply for more than one.



For further information about this training position, please contact


Interviews will be held on the 30th of April and 1st May at SWALEC Stadium Cardiff


Closing date for applications for all posts: Sunday 25th March 2017


The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this role

Core principles

Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Grace Carolan-Rees

If you have problems applying, contact

02920 905353