The STEM Hub Canterbury Christ Church University
The STEM Hub



King's College Hospital

King's College Hospital

Biomedical Scientist

King's College Hospital


  • Video »
  • Case Study »

    This video was taken by the team at King’s College Hospital, giving us a tour of their Blood Sciences Lab and an insight into the different roles that Biomedical Scientists have a part of the team.

  • Routes »

    You can get into this job through:

    • a university course: You could do a degree accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science.
    • train through the NHS Practitioner Training Programme and complete a degree in healthcare science. Your course will include work placements so you can get industry experience and evidence to complete a training portfolio. You’ll need this to register to work.
    • working towards this role: You may be able to get into biomedical science as a trainee.

  • Entry Requirements »


    • 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, including English, maths and science
    • 3 A levels, or equivalent, including biology and chemistry


    • You’ll need at least 2 A level sciences or equivalent, like a Level 3 Diploma in Applied Science.
    • Places are sponsored by employers, like the NHS, and are advertised as trainee biomedical scientist jobs. You’ll study for an accredited degree while you work.

  • Skills and Knowledge »
    • knowledge of biology
    • thinking and reasoning skills
    • excellent verbal communication skills
    • the ability to use your initiative
    • concentration skills
    • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
    • excellent written communication skills
    • complex problem-solving skills
    • to be able to use a computer and the main software packages competently

  • 10 reasons why »
    1. An important role in helping diagnose and treat patients
    2. Interesting – discovering and diagnosing disease
    3. Investigative – work like a detective to solve a problem
    4. Teamwork – work as part of a team to work together to treat patients
    5. Caring – playing a part in helping take care of sick people
    6. Innovative – use technology and lab equipment as part of your daily role
    7. Important – work with blood donation to help save lives
    8. Progression – there is scope to follow your interests and develop new skills within the NHS
    9. Supportive – work closely with doctors in the treatment process
    10. Vital – without your work, patients may not receive correct treatment

  • Other roles that may interest you »
    • Pathology
    • Haematology
    • Oncology
    • Research scientist
    • Trainer
    • Education
    • Produce Development
    • Commerce
    • Team Leader
    • Specialist
    • Manager

« Ambassador Profiles

There are hundreds of jobs you can do in a hospital…you’ve only seen the tip of the iceberg; the possibilities are endless!