Training and development

At West London NHS Trust, we like to grow our own talent, providing leadership training and opportunities to progress within the organisation

nurse2We take your personal development seriously because we know that investing in our people improves the experience of the people who use our services.

For Healthcare assistants we have our new Band 2-4 development pathway. This innovative new pathway is allowing our healthcare assistants to build on their existing knowledge and develop their careers.

For newly qualified nurses, our highly respected preceptorship programme will guide and support you as you make the transition from student life, helping you to be a more confident and effective nurse.

You will also have access to some of the leading research programmes in mental health and, whatever your role, there are opportunities to develop your skills and clinical practice by being part of ground-breaking work.

Leadership development
Our leaders make sure that we’re all pulling in the same direction and are responsible for making important day to day decisions. Read more

We’re committed to the development of our clinical leaders and managers and run an in-house leadership and management development programme, which is accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management. We also have an established mentoring programme.

Vocational courses
We are keen that everyone has the opportunity to enhance their life skills. We offer courses in literacy, numeracy and English as a second language.

We also have a very active IT training department and provide training from a basic level through to ECDL (European computer driving licence).

We are an NVQ (national vocational qualification) accredited centre and offer qualifications in the following:

  • NVQ cleaning at levels one and two.
  • NVQ care at level two and three.
  • NVQ admin at level two and three.
  • NVQ custodial care at level two and three.




training quote - Jock Hutchison"I've worked for the trust for 10 years and during this time I have had the opportunity to achieve many qualifications including a foundation degree. I have felt really supported by my line managers and without their encouragement and support it would not have been possible" Jock Hutchinson, Psychological Well-Being Facilitator

From nursing assistant to Darzi fellow

Marcia TharpI started at the Trust in 1993 as a nursing assistant  and today I'm a Darzi Fellow responsible for working across the trust to provide the highest quality care to our service users. I believe that the trust offers an excellent range of opportunities at all grades and will work with you to achieve these. Read more

BME leadership

We have an active leadership development programme for BME staff at band 7 and above. Courses are designed to raise awareness of leadership strengths and help delegates to think about how they will obtain their future aspirations. Read more