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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 11/03/2021.

NHS Wales - Trainee Clinical Scientists – Reproductive Science

Job Reference: 082-STP-REPSCI-0221

Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW)
Reproductive Science
Swansea Bay University Health Board, Swansea
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum

Established on 1 October 2018, Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) is the only Special Health Authority within NHS Wales. We sit alongside Health Boards and Trusts, and have a leading role in the education, training, development, and shaping of the healthcare workforce in Wales, in order to ensure high-quality care for the people of Wales.

Our key functions include:

  • Working closely with partners and key stakeholders, and planning ahead to ensure the health and care workforce meets the needs of the NHS and people of Wales, now and in the future;
  • Being a reputable source of information and intelligence on the Welsh health and care workforce;
  • Commissioning, designing, and delivering high-quality, value for money education and training, in line with standards;
  • Using education, training, and development to encourage and facilitate career progression;
  • Supporting education, training, and service regulation by playing a key role in representing Wales, and working closely with regulators;
  • Developing the healthcare leaders of today and the future;
  • Providing opportunities for the health and care workforce to develop new skills;
  • Promoting health and care careers in Wales, and Wales as a place to live;
  • Supporting the professional workforce and organisation development profession with Wales;
  • Continuously improving what we do and how we do it.

For more information on this vacancy please contact the recruiting manager, who will be pleased to discuss their employment opportunity with you.

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Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

NHS Wales - Trainee Clinical Scientists – Reproductive Science

Exciting opportunities to use your science degree for patient and public benefit

Earn a competitive salary and gain a masters degree through a 3 year, full-time, nationally recognised training programme

Starting salary will be on the first point of Band 6 on a 3 year fixed term contract.

The NHS in Wales is offering a salaried post-graduate training post in Reproductive Science (Andrology) for high calibre science graduates who are passionate about science and its role in patient care.

The post is based within the Wales Fertility Institute which operates laboratories in Cardiff, Neath Port Talbot and Swansea. WFI’s staff comprises highly experienced scientists, clinicians, nurses and support staff who offer safe, effective treatment in an NHS setting. The service offers both NHS and patient funded treatment and enjoys close links with both Cardiff and Swansea Universities. This HEIW fully funded programme is equivalent to that of the STP programme in England.


Further information about the Reproductive Sciences and STP can be found at:

The National School of Healthcare Sciences.


Successful candidates will be employed by Swansea Bay University Health Board for the duration of their three year post-graduate training programme. Trainees are also enrolled for a fully funded part time vocational master’s degree in Reproductive Science.

Trainees will be required to rotate through other (Cytology, Histopathology and Genetics) which may be at locations other than the main base of work. On completion of training, prospects for permanent employment both nationally and internationally are excellent. For individuals with aptitude and commitment there are opportunities to progress through the career pathway to Consultant Clinical Scientist.


The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Interviews will be held remotely on: 15/04/2021

Closing date for applications for all posts: 11/03/21


For further details / informal visits contact:

Informal enquiries in confidence to Dr Paul Knaggs (Consultant Embryologist)

It is essential that your application demonstrates how you meet the job description / person specification for this post.

To work in the UK, all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship to obtain either a Health and Care visa or Skilled Worker visa, unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply should self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship by visiting Work in the UK. If you are eligible for the Health and Care visa, application costs are lower and you do not need to pay the annual Immigration Health Surcharge.

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