The WRGL is committed to the training and development of new and existing staff:
We are an accredited training centre for Genomic Sciences and currently offer the NHS Scientist Training Programme (STP) and Higher Specialist Scientist Training (HSST) in Genomics and Clinical Bioinformatics. We also support the provision of the Genomics modules to other Life Science disciplines as part of the STP training programme. Further information on these programmes can be found through the National School of Healthcare Science.
We are also an accredited training centre for the delivery of the Certificate of Achievement from the Institute of Biomedical Science and currently offer this to technical staff. Further information on this programme can be found through the Institute of Biomedical Science.
WRGL actively supports staff in their professional development through attendance at local and national seminars and conferences, professional registration with the Health and Care Professions Council and the Academy for Healthcare Science, the MSc in Genomic Medicine (delivered by Health Education England) and higher examinations (Fellowship examination of the Royal College of Pathologists). We have a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme within the department which includes seminars and presentations by staff and invited visiting speakers on specialist subjects.
Given the laboratory’s commitment to training programmes, work experience placements are not routinely accepted and are considered on a case-by-case basis.