Our clinical scientists play a vital role in all aspects of radiology (diagnostic imaging and interventional radiology) and radiotherapy (external beam, brachytherapy, eye proton, SABR and so on). 

We welcome students and trainees interested in coming for placements or working here as part of our team. 

Training with us

We are a large training provider for clinical scientists and support a range of training and development opportunities for everyone. This includes new graduates working towards Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration through to senior scientists in leadership positions. 

Find out more about what our clinical scientists do at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre

Scientist Training Programme (STP)

Most people working towards clinical scientist registration are following the Scientist Training Programme (STP), organised through the National School of Healthcare Science. 

The STP is a full-time three-year graduate training programme. It combines work-based learning with a part time MSc in Clinical Science.

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre is one of the UK’s largest training providers for Radiotherapy specialist STP posts. 

We also offer training posts in Nuclear Medicine and Imaging with Non-Ionising Radiation

Trainees based here will rotate through the full range of our radiotherapy and imaging services.

Find out more about the Scientist Training Programme (STP) and the recruitment process

Route TWO accreditation

We also support Route TWO accreditation which allows experienced staff to achieve clinical scientist registration by submitting a portfolio of evidence outside of the STP. 

Find out more about the Route 2 Accreditation scheme.

Higher Scientist Training Programme (HSST)

We are also happy to support registered clinical scientists who are working towards accreditation on the Higher Specialist Scientist Register (HSSR) – a requirement for senior leaders in clinical science. We support this through in-service posts on the NSHCS Higher Specialist Scientist Training Programme (HSST).

HSST is completed part-time alongside work as a clinical scientist. HSST trainees will complete a Postgraduate Diploma from Manchester Business School in Leadership and Management, which supplements work-based competencies. Towards the end of the scheme, trainees will also complete a doctoral research project.  

Find out more about the Higher Scientist Training Programme (HSST)