Career Development

The role of our Development Team is to harness the Trusts collective talent, supporting our staff to achieve more. At the same time, we help to bring about change within the organisation as a whole and support people to develop appropriate skills, behaviours and attitudes which reinforce our culture, vision and values. In fact, we are your greatest supporters.

We are involved in organising a range of regular activities, including:

  • Team Building and Development
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Leadership and Management Development
  • Personal Development
  • Action Learning

We have a number of specific routes that members of staff can choose to enhance their career and ensure professional progression:


As a Trust, we contribute to the governments apprenticeship levy and believe in offering opportunities for apprentices across both clinical and non-clinical roles. Our training providers include Blackpool and the Fylde College, Runshaw College and Trafford College – some of the best in their field. The majority of theory is taught on our own site.


We offer a 12-month preceptorship programme, accredited by the Royal College of Nursing. It provides support and guidance for newly-registered healthcare practitioners and facilitates your transition from student to practitioner. See @PreceptorshipBT on Twitter.


If you’re looking for both academic and vocational health skills – either with a view to working in the field or doing a degree – then our Cadet course is ideal. The two-year programme, delivered in partnership with Blackpool and the Fylde College, is full time. You attend college three days a week, while undertaking a work placement with the Trust to gain a minimum of 175 hours’ experience.

Leadership Development

As we move towards becoming an Integrated Care System, our leaders need to work more collaboratively with local partners and provide services in a more integrated way. We also need to increase levels of efficiency, along with the pace and scale with which we implement change.

To ensure that our leaders are able to create and communicate our vision and deliver results in a high-performance culture, we have developed a comprehensive portfolio of development programmes.

Resuscitation Centre

We cover all aspects of resuscitation training for the Adult, Paediatric and Newborn groups, from basic through to advanced techniques. We also offer locally approved and accredited courses for all our workforce, but particularly targeted to clinical staff.