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Education and training

We offer our staff the opportunity to improve their knowledge and skills through education and training. We want our people to develop their career in a supportive environment.

We have strong links with our local and regional universities, so we can offer a diverse career pathway with opportunities to progress in specialist areas, professional development and clinical education.

  • Professional development

    Professional development

    Research Awards EventCorporate induction
    Colleagues joining the Trust will undertake a corporate induction day to welcome them to the team and to introduce them to our way of working. During the induction colleagues will complete their Fire Safety mandatory training and during their induction period they will be guided through their mandatory and essential-to-role training.

    Mandatory training
    Mandatory training is the core training which all staff must complete when they join the Trust and at regular intervals throughout their employment. This training will give you the skills and knowledge needed to keep our patients, staff and everyone's information safe.

    Clinical education
    Our clinical education covers everything our staff on the front line will need to give patients safe, efficient, high-quality care. From our Nursing, Allied Health Professionals and Midwifery development, to clinical skills programmes and simulation facilities, the Trust offers a comprehensive range of development for all clinical staff.

    Career development
    We have a real focus on developing our people, with numerous routes into careers with the Trust, including apprenticeships and graduate programmes.

    All staff will complete annual appraisals to maintain progress and identify opportunities for development for the coming year.

    Those who wish to take their careers to the next level will be able to take advantage of mentorship programmes and leadership development packages to help them grow within the organisation.

    More training and education
    Colleagues who have any further training requirements during their time with us are encouraged to ask about the training funds often available to fund external courses, including degrees and other qualifications.

  • Libraries


    Worcestershire Acute Hospital Front EntranceWe have modern libraries based across the county; Rowlands Library at Worcestershire Royal Hospital, Redditch Health Library at the Alexandra Hospital, Kidderminster Health Library at Kidderminster Treatment Centre and Evesham Health Library at Evesham Community Hospital.

    The library team is made up of information professionals dedicated to providing a responsive evidence-based information service to Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust staff.

    These facilities offer support for all staff and students in finding high-quality, evidence-based information to support patient care, research and education.

    The libraries are open 24/7 (accessible with a Trust ID card), with counters open during office hours. Many of our libraries' resources are available online, accessible from any device.

  • Education centres

    Education centres

    Education Centres | Nurse in Training EnvironmentThe on-site education centres at Worcester, Redditch and Kidderminster hospital sites provide modern facilities where we can provide ongoing training to our staff.

    The centres host much of the education and training that takes place for Trust staff, as well as undergraduate and postgraduate students and trainees. All lecture theatres and seminar rooms are equipped to provide the best education and designed to offer innovative ways of teaching.

  • Online platforms

    Online platforms

    Health professionals in happy conversationESR is our online learning tool and provides a convenient way for staff to access their mandatory training records, book training and receive reminders. ESR will also give you access to hundreds of education resources to further your development wherever you are and at a time that suits you.

    DLR is our online learning tool for our clinical applications.