Careers Support

We invite trainees to access coaching for career development at any stage of their training pathway, as well as at any point when they are facing a career dilemma. They can access careers support via this self-referral form

Educators and trainees are reminded that if the career dilemma exists in the context of other performance concerns, then the educator must refer (with documented trainee consent) via this educator referral form

We also offer careers workshops for FY1 doctors across Thames Valley.

Foundation Careers Workshop for FY2 doctos as they begin to prepare for Speciality Training application. To attend please register here. For more information please download the flyer.

We have developed a number of online resources to assist with making career decisions. These are available online and as downloadable PDF’s. Trainees and educators can use these as part of career/mentoring conversations in educational supervision.

Making a specialty choice

Advice and activities to help trainee doctors decide between specialties, from gaining a better understanding of your personal priorities and preferences to weighing up the different options in front of you.

For further information click here

Building a portfolio

Most specialties will ask for a portfolio as part of the interview process, here you will find tips and advice to give some direction in starting to build a portfolio of evidence towards your chosen specialty.

For further information click here

“FY3” year

Many trainees choose to take an extra year after FY2 as a chance to gain experience, develop personal interests, or just to take a break. What might this look like?

For further information click here

Foundation Careers Day – Dates to be confirmed

Opportunity to hear from and ask questions of senior educators in each of the advertised specialties.