Advice and resources for newly qualified members

Whether you are have recently graduated, or looking for your first physiotherapy job, we are here to support you.

Get three months' free membership if you're newly qualified!

Opportunities for newly qualified  

There are many different opportunities for newly qualified physiotherapists. You might be thinking about working in the NHS, taking a career break or joining a private practice.

We've collated a few tools and tips to get you started.

Resources for newly qualified job-seekers

  • Finding your first physiotherapy post can be overwhelming. 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:

The physio profession

  • Read the CSP’s Code of Professional Values and Behaviours - it sets out the expectations of all members.
  • Find out about 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.

Get chartered

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!

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