Careers in paediatrics

Whether a paediatrician, GP, children's nurse or pharmacist, our job is to help babies, children and young people thrive. Paediatrics is a rewarding and enriching career, and offers opportunities from research to public health to volunteering overseas.

Why paediatrics? Views from children's doctors

Our guides for students, medical students and foundation doctors explain how can take opportunities in your education and career to explore this exciting specialty.
During your paediatric training, you may choose to apply for a sub-specialty, in which you can develop skills and experience in a particular area of medicine. Find out more about what we offer and how to apply.
SPIN modules allow UK doctors, including trainees and consultants, to gain experience in an area of special interest. They can enable you to become a local lead and part of a specialist clinical network.

If you would like to come to the UK to work in paediatrics, on a short-term or long-term basis, there are several options.

These depend on your experience and the amount of time you would like to spend in the UK.

News and stories about paediatrics careers