Whether you are just starting, or still looking for your first junior physiotherapy job, this page is here to support you.
Job prospects for recent graduates are good across the UK. Our research shows that most newly-qualified physios go directly into full-time permanent employment within the NHS.
Any temporary contracts quickly convert to permanent, and prospects in other sectors are equally positive.
Here’s a reminder of a few tools and tips to get you started.
Resources for newly qualified job-seekers
- Finding your first physiotherapy post can be stressful. This is why we have created the CSP survival guide in obtaining your first physiotherapy post to help you navigate the process.
- Sign up for job alerts to receive regular emails on vacancies that most interest you.
- Read more about the growing trend for seeking physiotherapy posts outside of the UK.
- Keep yourself updated on the changes in the NHS and find out how you can help to protect patient services and make the case for physiotherapy.
- Once you have an offer, we have a new publication with guidance on what to look out for and how to negotiate your first employment contract.
Continuing professional development
Get support for your learning and development from CSP member resources:
- Access the CSP’s ePortfolio and Learning Hub
- Connect with other recent graduates and peers and participate in dedicated discussions on iCSP to pose questions, share knowledge and learn.
- Use a range of CSP guidance, online tools and other web resources to boost your CPD.
- Read Frontline to keep yourself up to date on the latest physio news, and the official Physiotherapy journal to keep abreast of original research
The physio profession
- Read the CSP’s Code Professional Values and Behaviours - it sets out the expectations of all members.
- Find out the CSP’s priorities for the next three years, and our vision for physiotherapy.
- Take a look at the CSP’s view across a range of policy related issues covering consultation responses, member briefings, position statements.
All UK student member graduates get three months free membership and if you are already working you can claim income tax relief on your subscription fee. It’s quick and easy to apply.
Once you've registered with the HCPC, you're all set to get yourself chartered!