"The people are great, as is the food, culture and entertainment. My advice is to go and visit the place. Walking around the city will give you an insight into the "vibe" – you'll instantly know if it's for you or not!" - Graduate Trainee


"It's great! It has a friendly feel - certainly the Trust I am in is a little smaller, hence you'll be noticed, get more of a personalised and tailored placement as they will really know who you are, and you’ll get to know faces and people quicker!" - Graduate Trainee


"40 minutes to Birmingham, 1 hour to Manchester or Liverpool, 1 hour 20 minutes to London, with frequent direct trains to all of them. Change at New Street for a further 10 minutes or so to Birmingham airport." - Graduate Trainee


“I think the best thing about living in the West Midlands is there are interesting and quiet places dotted around the region which you can visit alone, or with friends and family. Sites like the Botanical Gardens; the Rockhouses at Kinver Edge; Baggeridge Country Park; Moseley's nature reserve; Lickey and Malvern hills; and Bromsgrove makes you feel like you are hundreds of miles away from busy city centres despite being within an hour or so drive.” - Graduate Trainee

West Midlands

  • Health Education England exists for one reason only: to support the delivery of excellent healthcare and health improvement to the patients and public of England. Working across the West Midlands, we ensure that the workforce of today and tomorrow has the right numbers, skills, values and behaviours, at the right time and in the right place

  • Within our geography we currently have 6 regions, and your placements could be within any of these areas: Birmingham and Solihull; Staffordshire; Shropshire; Black Country; Coventry and Warwickshire; Hereford & Worcester. The map above highlights these areas.

  • We are known for our innovative work such as the MERIT Vanguard and genomes to name but a few.

  • Our regional services include Acute Trusts, Mental Health Trusts, Community Trusts, the Ambulance Trust, GP Practices, Dental Practices, CCGs, Health and Wellbeing Boards, Local Authorities, Education Providers, an Academic Health Science Network, a Clinical Senate and NHS England Area Teams.

  • We have a population of nearly 6,000,000.

  • There’s plenty to do here - from bustling City Centres to wider open spaces and rolling hills. Some of our attractions include Warwick Castle, Ludlow Castle, The Iron Bridge, Shakespeare’s Birth Place, Birmingham Symphony Hall, The Bullring Shopping Centre, Safari Parks, top theatre attractions, concert venues and sporting venues (Football, Basketball, Cricket and Ice Hockey to name a few!) .

  • You could be based anywhere in the area shown on the map above. The region of West Midlands covers locations such as Birmingham, Coventry, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire and Shropshire. The map shows the approximate position in the UK and transport links. Please choose your region carefully when making your application.