Career development at St Andrew's

We know that our staff are our greatest asset and we take our role as a good and ethical employer very seriously.

More than 4,500 staff work across our sites in a wide range of disciplines, both clinical and non-clinical.

We encourage continuous learning and development in all parts of the Charity. We invest significant time and resource in equipping each person for their role with us, to maintain and improve the quality of the care we provide. 

From the first day you join us we provide training and development opportunities tailored to your role and career aspirations.

Whether you are considering becoming a consultant psychiatrist, an accountant, a gardener, an administrator, a nurse, a laundry assistant or a health worker - we offer unrivalled opportunities for you to realise your full potential.

Investing in our people and your development

Welcoming you to the team

Start your career journey at the ‘Welcome to St Andrew’s’ induction, hosted by our CEO.

The programme helps everyone to understand what's expected of them and what they can expect from St Andrew's.

Individual support

Next you gain a personal induction to the service, unit and patients.

You will also gain support from an allocated mentor and are encouraged to develop your skills.

Enhancing your skills

Each year we invest in core skills refresher training for all staff on a range of important topics.

We use interactive e-learning models teamed with practical skills training. This blended approach is well received.

Leadership and management development

Our dedicated team offers support to anyone, at any level, in any department, interested in their own development.

We provide transformational courses, workshops and coaching, mentoring, secondments, leadership development and continuing professional development (CPD).

You're in the driver's seat

We encourage you to drive your development needs as part of a regular individual performance and development review (IPDR).

We offer a calendar of programmes focusing on specific business and individual needs. 

Clinical and professional development

We have a wide and diverse number of different clinical and non-clinical 'job families', from nursing to social work, pharmacy to IT.   

We support staff in all disciplines to continue their professional development through a blend of internal and external training and development.