"Beautiful countryside everywhere, but with easy access to larger cities like Manchester and Liverpool you get the best of both worlds." - Graduate Trainee


"The best thing about living in Liverpool is the mixture of both city life and the little areas that you can discover. Liverpool's independent sector is increasingly growing, and there are a lot of gems around the city, from Bold Street in the city centre, to Lark Lane and Sefton Park. The culture in Liverpool is amazing and the people are incredible. On the other side of things, there are easy transport routes to other major areas in the North West, such as Manchester and Chester, making it easy to socialise with fellow trainees throughout the region." - Graduate Trainee


"Everyone is really friendly, the shopping is brilliant, as is the nightlife – the northern quarter is great, as is Didsbury and Chorlton." - Graduate Trainee


"Beaches nearby, lots of countryside walks, close to Wales for weekend trips and one hour away from Manchester by car." - Graduate Trainee


“Living in Chester and working on Merseyside allows me to enjoy a relaxed countryside environment whilst benefitting from having two bustling cities on my doorstep. The great nightlife, busy shopping centres and the fact that I still get to go and watch my football team every week all make this a great place to live and work.” - Graduate Trainee

North West

  • Covering an area of over 5,400 square miles, the North West is a very diverse region, with Manchester and Liverpool amongst the most diverse cities in Europe.

  • With a population of over seven million people, it’s the third most populated region in the UK.

  • The region touches on three National Parks – including all of the Lake District, which boasts the highest peak in England (Scafell Pike at a height of 3,209 feet) and three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

  • The region includes 21 Acute Trusts, along with 8 Mental Health and 3 Community Trusts. 

  • It’s also home to 8 Specialist Trusts, including The Christie, which is the largest single site cancer centre in Europe, treating 44,000 patients a year.

  • You could be based anywhere in the area shown on the map above. The region of North West covers locations such as Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Cheshire, Lancashire and Cumbria. The map shows the approximate position in the UK and transport links. Please choose your region carefully when making your application.