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UHNM provides staff with opportunities to learn, train and thrive not only in your role but also preparing you for the next steps in your career with us.

The Trust offers opportunities from the day you join us and throughout your career here. Our Organisational Development team and Learning, Education & Widening Participation team are based in The Academy at the Royal Stoke site and offer a wide range of services and opportunities to support you. We work closely with our teams, directorates (departments) and divisions in supporting them to achieve their annual delivery plans.

As well as updating job-related skills by undertaking statutory and mandatory learning, you will also have the opportunity to access a number of internal mentors who encourage colleagues to learn, develop and grow. We also offer external qualifications delivered by our college or university partners.

Locally, our education partners we work closely with are Staffordshire and Keele Universities and Newcastle and Stafford Colleges Group and Stoke-on-Trent Colleges, to provide excellent placements for students and course opportunities for all our staff. Purpose-built, modern facilities at Keele University, Staffordshire University and UHNM attract our next generations of doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, healthcare scientists and support staff to train and work at the hospital.

The Trust connects with our local communities by a ‘get in’ to UHNM by offering a number of available routes including, work experience, volunteering, step into UHNM programme, a multitude of apprenticeship offers from Business Administration, Healthcare Support, Pharmacy and Nursing.

And it doesn’t stop there! You can boost your leadership and management skills through leadership development training, mentoring and coaching. Our Organisational Development team is focused on developing behaviours and capabilities in our people and the team offers a range of key programmes, campaigns and networking events that can help you to flourish as a leader in the organisation.

This includes a range of training offerings through our CONNECTS leadership development programme which is open to anyone in any role within the organisation. The Trust also has a Coaching Network and provides leaders with access to coaching to help with personal development.

City of Stoke on Trent Sixth Form College

Stoke on Trent College

Newcastle under Lyme College

Staffordshire University

Keele University

Health Education East Midlands

Health Education West Midlands​

Department for Education​

Department of Health​

New Health Careers website

Health Education England is inviting visitors to explore the new Health Careers website

Health Careers brings together the very best content from the NHS Careers, Medical Careers and PHORCaST (public health careers) websites.

The new site provides detailed information on more than 350 roles in health, a number of real-life stories and videos, as well as a comprehensive course finder which lists more than 1000 courses leading to a career in health.

Health Careers also has some great new tools such as a personalised homepage based on your interests. Other exciting features include:

  • ‘compare roles’ tool enabling users to compare bite-sized information on up to three different roles
  • A ‘related roles’ function so users can explore roles similar to the ones they are interested in, but may not have considered or even heard of before
  • An events calendar for information on career related events across the country such as university open days or careers fairs

The new website has been built following in-depth research and user testing and created with the user experience firmly in mind. There’s information for everyone – those of any age thinking about a career in health, to those who’ve already started a career in health and are thinking about their next step.

The Health Careers website has been designed to be compatible with all browsers and devices, including mobile phones and tablets.

Visit today and register to receive ongoing information about careers in health.​

Helpful Links

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What is AHPs Day?

AHPs day is a grass root opportunity for AHPs to come together and celebrate being part of the AHP family. AHPs Day is a social movement to enable AHPs to collaborate within services, organisations and regions to:

  • Improve awareness of the roles of the fourteen allied health professions
  • Demonstrate the achievements of local services, and their impact on patient care and population health
  • Support integrated working with other services and organisations
  • AHPs are now the second largest healthcare workforce with significant opportunities to support delivery of the NHS long term plan


The idea for a national Allied Health Profession (AHP) day came from a Rachael Brandreth, a dietitian and Carrie Biddle, a language therapist based in Cornwall who shared the bus home after a long challenging day at work to which they started reflect and think about AHPs into Action, the ideas started sparking. This inspired them to tweet the Chief Allied Health Professions Officer (CAHPO) Suzanne Rastrick to find out if they could have an AHP appreciation day. That evening Suzanne retweeted that tweet and twitter went crazy. There was so much support for the idea and in less than 24 hours we had buy-in from all of the 14 professions. There was so much support for the idea that we took it to @WeAHPs who held a poll to find a date. The poll agreed on 14th October to represent the 14 professions, however it was then found to be a Sunday so we held it on the 15th for the first one, it will be 14th going forward.

Who’s it for?

All AHPs: Art Therapists, drama therapists, music therapists, chiropodists and podiatrists, dietitians, occupational therapists, operating department practitioners, orthoptists, osteopaths, paramedics, physiotherapists, prosthetists and orthotists, radiographers, and last but by no means least speech and language therapists. As well as anyone who wants to celebrate the great work that AHPs do and those who want learn more about our wonderful professions.

What can we do to join in?

This is very much driven by local ideas and opportunities. Follow #AHPsDay on Twitter you’ll be able to see examples from last year as well as plans starting to take shape for this year. You can also find out more about last year from the WeCommunities.