Cancer and Diagnostic Careers

27 July, 2022

Health Education England South East Cancer & Diagnostics Programme and Skills for Health have been working over the past 18 months on understanding new and emerging routes into the Cancer and Diagnostics workforce.

This work has informed a new set of 10 case studies which highlight how some NHS Trusts are working to open up new career pathways across the breadth of cancer and diagnostics, including apprenticeships, associates and navigator roles and more details can be found here.

An Employer Resource Guide has also been created and can be accessed here.

Examples of apprenticeships captured within the case studies include:

  • University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
  • East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

Click here to read about University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust’s experiences of offering Healthcare Science apprenticeships.

“Apprenticeships have really worked for us appreciating that there is still work to do in totally embedding them by fully raising awareness with managers, incorporating into job descriptions, and staff appraisals and gaining a commitment that all staff have a pathway and so have the skills to do a good job.” Jo Horne, Education Manager, Cellular Pathology.

Click on the below links to read more about East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust’s experiences of apprenticeships:

‘’This has been an amazing journey and it will be exciting to see where this role progresses in the future to take the Trust forward.’’ Angela Jarvis, Undergraduate Educational Development Manager.

Click here or on the Health Education South East website to learn more about this work and access further resources.