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NHS Wales - Trainee Clinical Scientists (Microbiology)

Band 6

Main area
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 Scientists

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

Earn a competitive salary and gain a masters degree through a 3 year, full-time, nationally recognised training programme

Salary range is Band 6 on a 3 year fixed term contract.


Public Health Wales Microbiology has an exciting opportunity for the best candidates to develop a scientific career as part of our infection service.

The STP with us offers you a number of advantages including:

  • Teaching and mentoring from national and international experts
  • Placements in general microbiology, national units and UK reference units
  • Exposure to novel services including Pathogen Genomics, rapid molecular diagnostics and specialist bioinformatics.

Your base will be the PHW laboratory in either Cardiff or Swansea, offering flexibility and supporting a work life balance whilst you undertake the training. Placements will include locations across South Wales and you will have the opportunity to travel to other parts of the network.

The selection process is highly competitive with trainee positions only offered to the best calibre applicants.

Who are we looking for? Individuals with:

  • the right attitude and behaviour
  • a desire to learn with an open mind
  • ability to demonstrate scientific capability and future potential
  • experience of working in a diagnostic laboratory setting

We want our successful candidates to continue past the STP, to become future consultant healthcare scientists. This could be the start of that journey for you.


NHS Wales organisations will employ the successful candidates for the duration of their three-year post-graduate training programme, which includes enrolment on a fully funded part time vocational master’s degree in Microbiology.


On completion of training, prospects for permanent employment within Wales are excellent providing an outstanding opportunity for individuals who are motivated to pursue their career.


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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02920 905353