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At Sussex Partnership, we know our people are our biggest asset. We are committed to providing a working environment where you can progress your career, build your knowledge base and develop your skillset.

We know that a culture focussed on personal and professional development has a direct impact on the care we provide to our service users. We are working hard to create new pathways for people to join our Trust and work in mental health and learning disability services, and pathways for staff to progress with us.

Care worker


As a Trust we have a commitment to provide the widest range of apprenticeships possible, to give everyone a chance to join us and enhance their career with us, no matter their background. We offer a wide range of clinical and administrative based apprenticeships, ranging from Level 2 GCSE level to a Level 7 at Master’s Degree level. Click here to find out more about apprenticeships at Sussex Partnership.


Sussex Partnership provides a preceptorship programme over the first year after qualification to support you in your transition from student to registered clinician. Making sure that newly qualified clinicians are supported through this transition is an important priority for our Trust. We currently offer preceptorship programmes for our nursing and allied health professional colleagues. To find out more, click on the relevant professional group below.

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Return to practice

We value ‘return to practice’ nurses very highly and our teams will provide you with the support you need to get you through this process. We can offer you the placements you need in order to refresh your clinical and professional skills, and to reach the standard required to register with the NMC, as well as providing the personal support you need to make this transition.

Click here to find out more about how we can support you to return to nursing.

Click here to find out more about how we can support you as a returning Allied Health Professional.

Training and development

At Sussex Partnership we believe our approach to training and development is second to none. From day one you will be encouraged to learn, without being pushed at a pace you are uncomfortable with. We pride ourselves on our excellent levels of supervision and coaching, which allows our managers to understand your needs and motivations, and work with you to achieve them in a way that suits you.

Work Experience

To find a work experience opportunity with a service in your local area, please contact the service directly. You can find your local services by visiting our find a service webpage.

Springpod is pleased to offer a virtual work experience programme which is free and offers 10 hours of virtual experience to anyone interested in learning more about a career within our 14 AHP professions. 

The Allied Health Professions (AHPs) are the third largest workforce in the NHS. In the main they are degree level professions, and are professionally autonomous practitioners. 13 of the 14 AHPs are regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) with Osteopaths regulated by the General Osteopathic Council (GOC).

AHPs provide system-wide care to assess, treat, diagnose and discharge patients across social care, housing, education, and independent and voluntary sectors. Through adopting an holistic approach to healthcare, AHPs are able to help manage patients’ care throughout the life course from birth to palliative care. Their focus is on prevention and improvement of health and wellbeing to maximise the potential for individuals to live full and active lives within their family circles, social networks, education/training and the workplace.

Entry criteria:

If you have any questions or want further information, please contact Springpod to discuss further. 

The Sussex Partnership Health and Care Academy

Our Health and Care Academy sits in the Department of Nursing Research, Education and Development and works in partnership with further education providers. The main aims of the Health and Care Academy are to provide opportunities for people of all ages and from all backgrounds across Sussex and Hampshire to join the trust in order to grow our highly motivated multi-professional workforce.

Our initial focus to date has been on working with GB MET College as our first college partner, to provide insight placements for Access to Nursing students who are interested in a career in the NHS through Sussex Partnership. Our Health Care Support Workers support the students through mentoring.

The next aims for the Health and Care Academy is help create an exciting new T-Level course and open up placements for students from 16 years and up, in partnership with local colleges and with the offer of apprenticeships or non-apprenticeship posts at the end of it.

Our career pathways

Click on the links below to find out more about the career pathways on offer in each professional group at Sussex Partnership: