Career Development

Get Ready, Get In, Get On and Go Further with a career at Devon Partnership NHS Trust

Working with us is more than just a job; You’ll receive invaluable training to advance your career, unrivalled professional support and most importantly a fantastic work-life balance, to ensure you get the most out of your day, every day.

Want to find out more? You’ll find a wealth of information here about the variety of careers we offer in our mental health and learning disability services. Discover what life here is all about and what the Devon lifestyle can offer you. You’ll soon find it’s much more than the glorious countryside and stunning coastlines.

Through supported career development to personal support services for your wellbeing and lifestyle needs, we offer not just a job but a new way of working and a lifestyle you’re sure to love.

Click on the links below for further guidance:

Schools and colleges

Working in Partnership to achieve Gatsby Benchmarking Information for Schools and Colleges.

We are keen to engage with local schools, colleges and local community groups to provide an insight into careers within our organisation, across a number of Clinical and Non–Clinical roles.

We have a small number of NHS Ambassadors who are staff passionate about spreading the word about careers in the NHS and who can talk to your students face to face or via MS Teams about their own career journey. We can also offer an industry insight, apprenticeship talks, mock interviews and attend careers fairs.

Devon Partnership Trust along with Health Education England are currently looking at a virtual work experience platform to enable our work experience to be available to everyone. The programme is interactive and features live webinars with NHS professionals, virtual reality tours of various clinical departments, modules on nursing, Allied Health Professionals, a variety of non-clinical roles as well as a module specific to careers in mental health and learning disability. If this is something your school or college would be interested please contact dpt.careershub@nhs.net

Community Groups

As above, we have a number of NHS ambassadors who are keen to provide an insight into roles and career opportunities available within Devon Partnership NHS Trust. For further information, please email dpt.careershub@nhs.net

Worklife Balance

We’re passionate about ensuring you have a great worklife balance. We offer flexible working patterns, generous annual leave and discount bus travel throughout Devon, so you can really make the most of the 24 hours in your day. Living in Devon offers you somewhere that is vibrant in countryside, coast and city environments – even your commute to work can lead you alongside the Jurassic coast or over the Moors. There’s never a dull moment here.

Local information

Areas of interest

Devon is famed for its quaint railways and beautiful journeys – if you’re commuting to work by train you’ll experience the stunning views of the River Exe and gorgeous countryside – a perfect way to start and end your day.

Coastline

Devon has many wonderful beaches, whether that's the rugged coast of North Devon, famous for surfing, or its more gentle east and south coast where paddle boarding and kite surfing, amongst other activities are extremely popular.

Social life

Devon has many great places to eat, shop, and enjoy yourself. Torquay is a popular location for its beaches, night life and events and Exeter has many historic areas to explore along with bars, shops and eateries.