Career Shapers

Helping NHS finance colleagues in Bands 2-4 to achieve success with their career development goals.

Who is Career Shapers for?

Career Shapers is aimed at Band 2-4 finance professionals, providing personal support and professional direction.

Programme Objectives:

Career Shapers provides a structured approach to develop the non-technical skills needed to progress. It also offers a safe space for participants to connect with others in similar positions to share experiences and challenges faced.

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.

How to apply:

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

Applications will open in May each year.

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:

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.

2024 – 2025 programme dates

In person event – London – Wednesday 11th September 2024

4 x Online modules – MS Teams

  • 16th October 2024
  • 20th November 2024
  • 15th January 2025
  • 12th February 2025

You can download the draft 2024/25  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 could view/build my future career. Many subjects touched on during the delivery of personal accounts have left me feeling hopeful, positive, and wanting to invest in myself.” Cohort 2 delegate feedback.