Development Programmes

If your career needs a boost, check out our development programmes. Whatever your role in NHS finance, we can help you achieve more.

You can view details of all development programmes here.

If you’re interested in any of the below programmes but do not meet the application criteria, then please email us at to discuss your options

Career Shapers

Our Career Shapers programme helps to kickstart the careers of Band 2-4 finance professionals. It provides the direction and drive to push your future success.

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Career Developers

The Career Developers progamme prepares Band 5 and 6 staff for leadership roles. Together we’ll ensure you have the professional skills and confidence to achieve your potential.

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Career Progressors

The Career Progressors programme is suitable for Band 7-8B finance professionals looking to advance. We’ll identify any barriers and develop solutions to secure a senior leadership role.

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Breaking Diversity Barriers

The Breaking Diversity Barriers programme removes barriers to promotion for Band 7-8B finance professionals regardless of background. Applications OPEN for the 2023 – 24 Cohort

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Going Beyond Programme

The Going Beyond programme helps to support senior NHS finance professionals (Band 8c or above) in developing the confidence and capabilities required for future board-level promotions.

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Accelerate! Deputies Development Programme

The Accelerate! Programme is designed for deputy finance directors who aspire to progress their careers to the next level.

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National Finance Leaders Talent Pool

Our National Finance Leaders Talent Pool provides a roadmap to becoming a Finance Director or Chief Finance Officer.

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First-time in-post CFO Programme

We provide first-time CFOs with a development programme and network to help them adjust to life in their first board-level position.

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Sponsorship Programme

The Sponsorship Programme helps high-potential finance staff from under-represented groups advance within NHS finance.

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CIMA Fast-Track Programme

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN. A programme that provides a fast-tracked and more accessible route to achieving CIMA qualifications by gaining exam exemptions, dependent on your finance experience.

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