SYNLAB UK & Ireland:

Developing Our People

Young scientist using pipette transfer sample to Micro Centrifuge Tube for PCR test in Biosafety cabinet.
Empowering our people, enhancing their skills, and sharing learning and best practice.

Examples across the organisation include:

  • Training opportunities that range from the Phlebotomy Academy,  health and safety, to customer service, mental health first aid and IBMS qualifications
  • A range of management and leadership development programmes, which provide a transformative way forward for managers from team leader to senior leadership level to thrive
  • A range of available apprenticeships from healthcare science (link to page) to team leaders, project management, quality, IT, finance and senior leadership
  • An Innovation Accelerator Fund, (IAF) open to anyone working within our South East London pathology partnership, offering awards of up to £500,000 to support initiatives that inspire laboratory service innovation and benefit the pathology field
  • Funded self-directed professional development focussed on scientific or role specific qualifications
  • Future Leaders in Innovation programme that nurtures talent, encourages ideas and frees potential
  • An annual Innovation Academy forum for healthcare scientists to share ideas, learning, innovations and best practice to support better patient care and outcomes
Kiret Grewal

Patient care is the core focus of our day-to-day work and is of utmost importance. The main advantage of working for SYNLAB is the emphasis placed on employee progression and the support received to achieve personal and professional goals.

Kiret Grewal, Specialist Biomedical Scientist (Tissue Sciences), Synnovis
Shellie Boreiko

This course highlighted the importance of first line management, the skills and behaviours that are crucial in leading a team in this modern era. I encourage anyone who hasn’t done a course like this to enrol, even if you have many years’ experience in team leading. In addition to the practical aspects, it also helped me learn much about myself as a leader and how this is an integral part of managing my team successfully.

Shellie Boreiko – completed a Level 3 Team Leader Apprenticeship (Aspire into Management) – SPS

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