Career Planning Resources

Downloadable Resources

SWOT Analysis Tool

A SWOT matrix is a framework for analysing your strengths and weaknesses as well as the opportunities and threats that you face. This helps you focus on your strengths, minimize your weaknesses, and take the greatest possible advantage of opportunities available to you within your career

Download your SWOT Analysis Tool

Where am I? Tool

This tool can be helpful when you’re considering the next step in your career. You can use this tool to keep a track of the skills and qualities you posses and where the gaps may be.

Download your Where Am I? Tool


Helpful Links

Career Planning Tool– NHS Health Education England have developed an online tool for all staff to use when considering career planning and finding out more about what you want from work.

Mindtools- Mindtools has 178 skills and resources that will help you manage your career more effectively. Start by understanding how to set career direction, play to your strengths, and shape your worklife. All tools are free to review and download.


Clinical Supervision

Clinical supervision is a practice – focused professional relationship, involving a practitioner reflecting on practice guided by a skilled supervisor. Enabling practitioners to access preceptorship and clinical supervision recognises that support and learning does not end with registration but continues throughout their career. Through maintaining and improving their knowledge and competence nurses and midwives will be ensuring that they are providing a safe standard of practice to the patients in their care.

Clinical Supervision can:

  • Provide evidence of continuous professional development – both as a supervisee and a supervisor
  • Facilitate the development of professional self-awareness
  • Include mentoring and coaching to facilitate career development

If you are a current or existing member of staff at NUH and wish to find a local clinical supervisor you can access this page internally at NUH