Career Progressors

Supporting band 5 – 7 NHS finance colleagues to take the first steps in leadership development.

Who is Career Progressors for?

Career Progressors supports Band 5 – 7  finance professionals to develop their leadership skills, create development plans and improve interview and application techniques.

Programme Objectives:

  • Understanding the NHS system and the critical role of finance
  • Develop strategies to manage personal stress and wellbeing, and that of staff 
  • Inclusive leadership development
  • How to own and present your authentic self
  • Confidence building and career planning
  • Application tips and expert insights
  • Interview techniques

Career Progressors helps aspiring managers develop the non-technical skills required to succeed as a leader. You will be encouraged to broaden your experiences and identify areas for career development. 

How to apply: 

Please read through the application pack for details on the application process and the requirements.

Applications for the 2024 cohort are closed, the 2025 applications will be open throughout January. 

Once applications open you will be required to complete an online application form. However, you can register your interest at any point during the year using this form and we will contact you when applications open.

Programme delivery:

The programme is delivered through three face-to-face events from May to July each year.

The training sessions are interactive and discussion-based, pushing participants to explore their careers in detail.  It can be challenging as we identify personal and professional barriers and blockages, but we work together to identify strategies to overcome them.

2024 programme dates 

London Cohort – Thursday 16th May, Thursday 13th June, Wednesday 10th July

North Cohort – Wednesday 15th May, Wednesday 12th June, Thursday 11th July

You can download the draft 2024 Career Progressors programme here. (Please note, this is subject to change.)


Career Progressors is free for all NHS Finance staff.

Travel and expenses are not included.

“A really enjoyable day that gave me a lot to come away with and practical tools that I am able to implement.” Cohort 1 delegate feedback.