Career progression

We want to make sure that members of our team have the opportunity to grow and develop their skills so that they can see real career progression when working at our Trust.

There are many ways we help staff progress in their careers from Band 1 all the way to Band 9 and above.

Development opportunities

  • A preceptorship programme for newly qualified nurses and midwives
  • Continuous personal and professional development (CPPD) courses
  • A dedicated Excellence in Care programme for healthcare assistants and midwifery support workers, which incorporates the care certificate  
  • A range of clinical skills and competency training
  • Opportunities to practice in other specialist areas
  • Careers clinic for nursing and midwifery
  • Internal transfer scheme for healthcare assistants, nurses and midwives
  • Secondment opportunities
  • Be spoke learning and development courses, including emerging leaders programme
  • Fast track opportunity for newly qualified nurses

Apprenticeship opportunities

We also offer the following apprenticeship opportunities in healthcare support work, business administration, team leading, customer service, management, leadership and management, human resources, IT and finance.

Library services

We have a library on each of the two main sites offering access to many educational resources (electronic and written) to support all staff and students in their development.

At Chelsea and Westminster our library is part of Imperial College London’s library service which provides a range of library services to staff members.

Our library at West Middlesex Hospital is dedicated to the memory of Patricia Bowen who served at the hospital as the first professional medical librarian. The Patricia Bowen Library and Knowledge Service supports the education, lifelong learning, training research and clinical support.


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