HSL’s first biomedical scientist open day took place last month. Showcasing HSL’s world-class facilities and excellent education and training opportunities, the day brought together 17 HCPC-registered biomedical scientists, all at varying stages of their careers, to find out what HSL has to offer.
Each half day session included a guided tour of HSL’s flagship laboratory, the Halo, as well as dedicated networking time with various heads of department. “The laboratory tours were very popular,” says Alwyn Neyton, HSL’s HR Advisor. “The Halo is a hugely impressive space, and for the scientists it was a chance to see the latest techniques and cutting edge technology in action.”
HSL’s education and training programme was another real focus of the day. HSL is committed to the personal and professional development of all members of staff. For biomedical scientists, this includes opportunities to study for a Master’s degree or complete the IBMS Specialist Portfolio. Learning and Development Co-ordinator, Gill Swain-Coad, and Head of HR, Matt Gibbins, outlined the scope of these education and development opportunities, while Lisa Manze, Group Laboratory Operations Manager, spoke about TDL and HSL more broadly.
“Overall the day was a huge success”, says Alwyn. “It was a chance to highlight the outstanding opportunities HSL offers in terms of professional development and career progression. It was great to see a real mix of people learning about what we do at HSL – and to hopefully inspire them to come and work with us in the future.”