Your Learning and Development

UKHSA is committed to be a learning organisation, where learning and development (L&D) enables all staff to meet personal, professional and business needs.

We have a Strategy, and Policy and Guidance to support staff, as well as a dedicated intranet page, and the expert advisory service provided by L&D and capability professionals in the national People Development team and within Groups.

All UKHSA staff are entitled to access opportunities for L&D of a nature and level to enable them to them undertake their role to the best of their ability, aligning to business needs

Apprenticeship schemes

Offered as a priority career development and learning route for existing and new staff, available to all UKHSA-employed staff members at all grades.

Civil Service Learning

Extensive learning resource and the starting point for high-quality learning products with delivery methods to suit all learners. 

Civil Service Leadership Academy

Provides tailored leadership development to all Senior Civil Service leaders and to facilitated networking and collaborative opportunities

Coaching and Mentoring Scheme

Dynamic coaching and mentoring scheme, providing support to personal, professional and career development that use one-to-one conversations to enhance an individual's skills, knowledge and performance.

Developing Managers and leaders

Provision of tools, guides, courses and support to help develop your leadership skills and learn crucial management techniques 


The UKHSA onboarding programme gives you dedicated time, and comprehensive support and induction when you first join the organisation, and before you join your new team. This ensures you the best start with UKHSA, and to thrive in your career.

Mandatory Training

We take our responsibilities for your safety, wellbeing, and the legal and regulatory requirements as an employer very seriously. Our mandatory training is tailored to meet the needs of all staff, and specifically for your role, and is an essential part of your continuous L&D, keeping yourself and others safe. 

Talent Management and Accelerated Development Schemes

Our starting point is that everyone is talented, and talent is not predetermined or static. Our talent programmes provide support for career development, alongside the Civil Service Future and Senior Leaders Schemes, and other great, inclusive, development schemes.

Performance Development

We provide a holistic approach to performance, including the importance of wellbeing in our working lives. The performance approach enables improvements and support for our personal and professional skills, capabilities, and performance, and to ensure delivery of our business needs and priorities.