Learning is one of our core values and behaviours here at Tameside and Glossop.

Our Education, Training and Development Department’s key objectives are to offer both mandatory and essential training and development opportunities for all staff groups. We provide paid mandatory training and a protected training budget with a strong focus on investing in the continued professional development of our colleagues to ensure that they can achieve their full potential. 

Upon joining our Trust, all new starters receive a comprehensive induction package. Throughout your employment we provide annual appraisal meetings, regular 1:1s and staff wellbeing conversations to establish with our employees any areas of development. 

Our passionate team lead the way in helping staff with further training and career development opportunities within every department and at every level of our organisation. Ensuring you receive the progression opportunities and training you want from your NHS career.

Listed below are just some of the staff development opportunities on offer here at Tameside and Glossop:

  • Apprenticeships
  • Functional skills
  • Trainee Nurse Associates
  • Preceptorship

Internal staff development resources

  • Shadowing
  • Coaching
  • Job swap
  • Self-Directed Learning


Tameside & Glossop ICFT offers a variety of clinical and non-clinical apprenticeship opportunities. 

Apprenticeships are a fantastic way to earn whilst you learn, combining on-the-job training and study while being in a paid job role. Apprentices receive a nationally recognised qualification and relevant sector based work experience at the end of their apprenticeship.

For external candidates, any apprenticeship vacancies can be found under the 'vacancies' page.

Existing staff wishing to know more about Apprenticeship opportunities should contact apprenticeships@tgh.nhs.uk

Bethany Lockett

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“I would happily encourage anyone to do an apprenticeship

Bethany Lockett, 25, started her employment as a Clerical Officer at Tameside & Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust in October 2022.

Having settled into her role, Bethany began considering her future career goals and how she could challenge herself in achieving her future managerial aspirations.

Bethany was made aware of the apprenticeship opportunities at the trust by her manager who encouraged her to consider an apprenticeship as a viable option for her personal and professional development.  Bethany recognised that undertaking an apprenticeship would help gain further insight into her own role, team and the organisation as a whole.

Subsequently, she started her 15 month Level 3 Business Administrator apprenticeship with Damar Training in April 2023.

In one project, Bethany led a car parking initiative which improved access and exit concerns at the Trust. The system has been a success, receiving positive feedback from senior management and peers alike - were it not for the confidence gained from her apprenticeship,  Bethany concedes she would not have put herself forward for this project.

Bethany feels her confidence has grown and feels more encouraged to put her ideas forward as a result of her apprenticeship, and aspires to be a manager herself in the future.


Regan Clarke

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“Apprenticeships are a good way to gain on the job experience whilst furtherly developing your skills”  

Regan Clarke, 22, recently joined Tameside & Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust as an Apprentice Information Analyst in the Corporate Information team.

After graduating from university, where he studied Psychology, Regan began exploring his long term career goal options in data analysis.

Regan felt becoming a Apprentice Data Analyst would be a great way to gain practical experience while gaining a relevant qualification and having the potential of gaining employment on completion.

Following a successful interview, Regan started at the Trust in April 2023 and commenced his Level 4 'Data Analyst with Power BI' apprenticeship with QA Ltd. This apprenticeship is focused on collecting, organising and studying data to provide business insights.

Regan has already made an impact in the team and hopes to progress his career in the NHS over the coming years.


Supported internships are a structured, work-based study programme which aim to support young people (16-24 year olds) with special educational needs or a disability to gain sustained paid employment. The interns spend typically around 70% of their week in a work placement and the remaining time in college. Interns receive in-work support from a job coach, who supports both them and their employers during these placements.

If you would like to know more information about supported internships, contact Elaine Clayton on 07704 775622, e-mail elaine.clayton@activetameside.com or visit the website Everybody Can | Active Tameside.

Want to know more about the supported internships? View Active Tameside's promotional video.

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Jeanne Hough

Jeanne, 22, was on a Supported Internship at the Trust from September 2022 to June 2023, and had placements in both our medical records and clinical coding departments.

Having excelled in both placements Jeanne was encouraged by her colleagues and managers to apply for a vacancy in the clinical coding department. Jeanne successfully interviewed for the vacancy and started her role as Clinical Coding Assistant in July 2023.

During her internship, Jeanne initially found it a challenge meeting new people and working in a fast-paced, sometimes loud environment and was not comfortable answering phone calls. However, throughout the internship, she grew in confidence and recognised that her interpersonal and communication skills had improved, and her ability to adapt to different or changing situations had greatly improved.

Since starting as a staff member in clinical coding Jeanne has continued to thrive and is now supporting other interns on placement in coding, showing them the role, offering advice and guidance and orientating interns into the department.


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Layton Loco

Layton Loco (20) started his supported internship at Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust in September 2023. Having previously enjoyed work experience at Tameside College in catering, Layton wanted to further develop his skills on a placement in our kitchens.

Layton is really enjoying his placement so far and is absolutely thriving. He has shown great enthusiasm and dedication in everything he has been asked to do and undertake.

This included working on a special project for National Apprenticeship Week, which involved helping to create a celebration cake and creating a smaller version of the cake himself.

As a result, our catering managers has developed a more intensive and structured plan of learning to ensure that Layton continues to have the development opportunities to enhance his skills and move forward in a workplace setting.

“He's a pleasure to work with, very confident and puts a smile on everyone's faces” - Michael Gill, Assistant Head Chef

Tameside & Glossop ICFT offer a rolling programme of functional skills training. This is a great opportunity for those wanting to improve skills in Maths and English, or progress onto an apprenticeship.

English and Maths Level 2 are a required qualification for any apprenticeship Level 3 or above. 

English and Maths Level 1 are a required qualification for any Level 2 apprenticeship

Unfortunately this offer is only open to existing staff. For staff interested in functional skills training, contact functionalskills@tgh.nhs.uk

We offer a full prospectus of essential skills training that is delivered by the Clinical Skills Training Team. The Essential Skills Curriculum includes blended learning courses across a wide range of clinical skills; Venepuncture, NEWS2, MUST , Cannulation, ECG recording, Telemetry, Catheterisation, IV Therapy and NG Insertion. This blended approach incorporates e-learning, virtual MS Teams theory classes and face to face simulated practice using part task training manikins in our clinical skills classrooms to support a variety of learning styles to get the best from our learners.

We also offer Acute Illness Management (AIM) which is a national course developed by the Critical Care Institute but delivered within our Education Centre. This course will provide registered healthcare professionals with essential knowledge to recognise, assess and manage acutely unwell adult patients. The course utilises a variety of teaching strategies and focuses on clinical assessment, communication and inter-professional team working.