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Training and development

We offer all our staff the opportunity to improve their knowledge and skills through education and training. We want our people to develop their career in a supportive environment.  

University Hospitals Birmingham is recognised as one of the leading NHS foundation trusts in the UK, and runs the leading university teaching hospital in the region, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. We have strong links to universities so we can offer a diverse career pathway with opportunities to progress in specialist areas, research, professional development, clinical education and transplantation.

Corporate induction

All staff will undertake corporate induction when they join UHB.

The purpose of the induction is to welcome you to the team and to introduce you to our way of working. During the induction you will complete any mandatory training required before you are able to start working for us.

Mandatory training

Mandatory training is the core training which all staff must complete when they join the Trust and at regular intervals throughout their employment. This training will give you the skills and knowledge needed to keep our patients, staff and everyone's information safe.

Clinical education

Our clinical education covers everything our staff on the front line at UHB will need to give patients safe, efficient, high-quality care.

From our School of Nursing, Allied Health Professionals and Midwifery, to clinical skills programmes and simulation facilities, UHB offers a comprehensive range of development for all clinical staff. 

Delivered in partnership with Health Education England (HEE), UHB’s International Postgraduate Medical Training Scheme allows international medical graduates to enter the same specialty training programme undertaken by UK trainees.

Career development

There's a real focus on developing our people at UHB.

We have numerous routes into careers with the Trust, including apprenticeships and graduate programmes.

All staff will complete annual appraisals to maintain progress and identify opportunities for development for the coming year.

Those who wish to take their careers to the next level will be able to take advantage of mentorship programmes and leadership development packages to help them grow with the organisation.


We have libraries at Good Hope, Heartlands and Solihull hospitals and Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

These facilities offer support all UHB staff and students in finding high-quality, evidence-based information to support patient care, research and education.

The libraries are open 24/7 (accessible with a Trust ID card), with counters open during office hours. Many of our libraries' resources are available online, accessible from any device.

Education centres

The on-site education centres at each of our four hospitals provide modern facilities where we can provide ongoing training to our staff.

The centres host much of the education and training that takes place for the Trust's 20,000+ staff, as well as undergraduate and postgraduate students and trainees.

All lecture theatres and seminar rooms are equipped to provide the best education and designed to offer innovative ways of teaching.

Online platforms

Our online education tools provide a convenient way for staff to further their development.

Moodle provides a range of e-learning to allow our people to complete training wherever they are and at a time that suits them.

Our easylearning portal allows you to access your training records, book training and receive reminders.

The career development platform offers thousands of resources, including:

  • self-assessment tools
  • short video learning
  • written articles
  • e-learning across a wide range of topics

More training and education

If you have any further training requirements during your time with us, please speak to your manager. Training budget is often available to fund external courses, and we may even be able to help with degrees and other qualifications.

Ready to level up?

To search for and apply for current vacancies at UHB, please visit our recruitment portal.

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Last reviewed: 07 April 2022