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Career development

Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) aspires to provide career development opportunities for all staff roles across the organisation.

Our portfolio of learning activities enables staff to acquire a breadth of knowledge and skills which supports them to deliver a safe, high quality and effective service to patients and families. Our learning activities also provide staff with the chance to develop their competence and confidence in forging a successful career.

To support our commitment to GOSH staff, together with the Trust goals around safety and quality, we provide a number of initiatives including:

  • All new staff who join GOSH receive a comprehensive induction to the organisation, their department and their individual role.

  • A formal appraisal process. Staff are appraised soon after joining, where objectives are set and appropriate learning opportunities are identified. Appraisals occur annually, with regular informal catch-up sessions in between.


  • A study leave policy. This provides staff with the appropriate support so that professional qualifications can be obtained in a chosen clinical or non-clinical field.



  • An established and growing range of career pathways for all professions – medical, clinical, clinical support and non-clinical. We also provide a leadership and management pathway to complement technical skill development.

Find out more about foundation taster weeks, visiting programmes and fellowships for doctors at GOSH.
All our nurses are encouraged to undertake a range of internal training and development opportunities.

We offer training and education to healthcare scientists on a local, national and international level.

Learn more about how we support medical students and how to apply for a placement.

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