Career Shapers

Career Shapers provides a springboard for Band 2-4 NHS Finance staff to accelerate their future success. We’ll help you make the strongest start.

Who is Career Shapers for?

Career Shapers exists to kickstart the careers of Band 2-4 finance professionals. It provides personal support and professional direction to drive you forward.

Programme Objectives:

  • Explore different career routes
  • Understand the finance function and its positive impact on patient care
  • Career planning to accelerate progress
  • Increase professional network
  • Sponsorship and mentoring from finance professionals

Career Shapers provides a structured approach to support Band 2-4 finance professionals to develop the non-technical skills they need to progress. It also offers a safe space for you to share experiences and challenges while helping others in similar positions.

The programme is a fantastic opportunity for individuals in the early stages of their careers to increase confidence,  meet like-minded others and establish strong professional networks across NHS Finance.

Career Shapers is the perfect programme to kickstart every NHS Finance career!

How to apply:

All Career Shapers applicants will need to complete an online application form. 

Please read through the application pack before completing the application form. 

Applications are now OPEN and will close 30th June 2023. 

Please use this form if you wish to submit an application.

Programme Delivery:

Career Shapers is delivered through a combination of online modules, one in-person event, and networking opportunities. The programme includes interactive, peer-led training and development sessions where discussion and debate is encouraged.

2023 – 2024 programme dates

In person event – London – Thursday 14th September 

4 x Online modules – MS Teams

  • October 2023 – tbc
  • November 2023 – tbc
  • 24th January 2024, 11:00 – 12:00
  • 14th February 2024, 13:00 – 16:00

You can download the current Career Shapers programme here. (Please note, this is subject to change.)


Career Shapers is free for all Band 2-4 NHS Finance staff. 

Travel and expenses are not included.

“I can confidently say this has been one of the best courses I have attended since joining the NHS in terms of content encouragement and offering a different approach to how I can view/ build  my future career. Many subjects touch on during the delivery of personal accounts left me feeling hopefully, positive and wanting to invest in myself, that light bulb moment happened for me, I wrote down “I have time !” So the next leg of my journey starts here and despite having felt stuck  “what’s next for me”.” Cohort 2 delegate feedback.