Where are you going?
If we're going to provide the quality of treatment and care that
we want to, we need a workforce with the right skills. And that's
even more important to us than the great reputation we've earned
for training and development, not to mention equality of access to
As soon as you join us, you'll attend a comprehensive induction
programme and agree a personal, yearly development plan with your
manager; this will cover your mandatory training requirement as
well as both your personal and professional development needs.
We're currently developing a careers advisory service to support
staff further. And we have an impressive range of resources
to help you follow that plan.
About our Education Centre
Our purpose-built Education Centre features lecture theatres,
tutorial rooms, an interview/observation suite, a clinical skills
centre, the Bristol Medical Simulation Centre, two computer-aided
learning rooms and a 24 - hour Learning Resource Centre with
library and IT facilities.
As one of the UK's leading teaching hospitals, closely linked to
the Universities of Bristol and the West of England and other
bodies worldwide, we are extraordinarily well placed to develop
clinical skills and careers. We positively encourage postgraduate
study and research, with an active programme of workshops and
seminars keeping you up to date with the latest clinical
Our non-clinical staff receive excellent support from the Trust,
working in partnership with our local further education college,
giving you the chance - and the funding - to study for further
qualifications. Whether you want to widen your knowledge, develop
towards a supervisory role or even change your career altogether,
it's all here for you.
We are very aware that a strong customer focused culture is
essential, both in terms of quality of care and in terms of
investing in an assured financial future. A module called
Treating People Well is run for staff within the Trust and a range
of staff groups have been encouraged to learn from good practice
outside the NHS, sharing learning with their peers.
The Trust also offers National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs).
The NVQs we offer fall into two categories: clinical and non
clinical. The clinical NVQs are through the UH Bristol Assessment
Centre and non-clinical NVQs are accessed through City of Bristol
College. The NVQs we offer are as follows:
- Level 2 Health and Social Care (for Nurse Assistants)
- Level 3 Healthcare (For Nurse Assistants and AHP
- Level 2 Clinical Laboratory
- Level 1 and 2 Cleaning and Support
- Level 2 Security
- Level 2 and 3 Customer Service
- Level 2 and 3 Business Administration
- Level 2 Team Leading
- Level 2 Support Services
The Trust has an organisational development framework. An
important element of this is the development programme which has
been carried out in partnership with Keele University, to support
the development of the five Clinical Divisions and one corporate
Division. Themes cover financial planning and management,
innovation, strategic planning and marketing. and managing
The Trust also has strong links with City of Bristol College,
South Bristol Academy, Bristol City Council, the Severn Institute,
Exeter University and Bath University.
And this is just a taste of what we can offer here in
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