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Trainee EP placements available for September 24

Updated: Feb 27

Employed Trainee Educational Psychologist (TEP) positions available in each of our 3 geographic hubs for September. 


  • North West (Liverpool and Lancashire areas available)

  • Teesside

  • Hull and Grimsby

September 2024 will be our fifth year offering doctoral trainee placements. Over the last four years we have developed our offer to ensure that trainees have a varied, challenging, and supportive placement for years two and three.


Our natural growth has made room for additional supervisory capacity allowing us to support a trainee in each of our geographic hubs. You will join our team of 29 assistant, trainee, main grade, and senior EPs, our occupational, speech, language and drama therapists and our specialist teachers for interaction and communication.


The role will give you the opportunity to deliver preventative psychology to your own patch of schools. You will build strong relationships and get to understand their needs. With the support of your supervisor, line manager and our experienced team, you will decide how best to use your time and skills to give your schools the best service.  


At Applied Psychologies, we encourage creativity, systemic work, whole class interventions, consultation and training. Our assess-plan-do-review model for individual casework also offers the opportunity to design and implement collaborative interventions with schools and families and evaluate impact in the longer-term.


Questions? Get in touch for an informal chat …


  • Talk to us about how we’ve shaped a TEP placement designed to offer challenge with the right amount of support.

  • Find out how we promote autonomy and excellent supervision opportunities.

  • Ask us how you can help shape our service as part of an Employee Ownership Trust (EOT) and share in its success.

  • Find out about how we're progression planning for long and fulfilling careers.

You can expect:

  • To be paid on the Soulbury Trainee Pay Scale

  • A share of company profits as part of our Employee Ownership Trust

  • Flexible working

  • Weekly clinical supervision

  • Monthly line management supervision

  • Termly group supervision

  • A TEP mentor (who’s been where you are!)

  • An enthusiastic WhatsApp peer supervision group

  • A consistent patch of designated schools

  • Space for study time and support toward your studies and thesis

  • Opportunities for collaboration with peers in working groups

  • Access to our wide range of shared resources which includes assessment, training, intervention and research materials

  • Progression routes into main grade, senior and SLT roles


Most of all, we encourage you to develop your areas of psychological interest. We want you to thrive throughout your trainee journey and love working with us!


About you:


Applicants must be in year one of a doctorate training course (England and Wales). We are looking for proactive trainees who really care about delivering positive outcomes for young people, their families and the schools and settings in which they work. We want you to be excited about the opportunities working for Applied Psychologies can bring and the chance to make real change in your schools.

You will need an Enhanced DBS (we will arrange this for you), a full UK driving licence and access to your own vehicle or the ability to access public transport to serve your patch.

About us:

Our purpose is simple; to deliver positive outcomes for young people, their families and the schools and settings in which they work. Applied Psychologies is now 12 years old and continues to enjoy yearly organic growth, built upon our relationships within the team and in our schools (which now number over 170 across the North of England). We're committed to supporting schools across all areas of the code of practice and maintaining a fair and ethical service for everyone.

Here’s some of the reasons why our team love working with Applied Psychologies:


Abi Kershaw

Year 3 Trainee EP

"As a TEP at AP, I feel privileged to be part of a fabulous team, who are always happy to help and support one another. I’ve had access to shadowing opportunities, co-delivered training and received excellent support through individual and group supervision. I’m able to work flexibly and creatively to apply the knowledge and skills I learn on the course to my practice."

Dr Louise Rodgers

EP and former AP assistant & TEP

Qualified 2023

"My experience as a TEP with AP included the support of a large, varied and enthusiastic team, who helped create opportunities for me to do new types of work and complete placement tasks. I benefited from in-depth individual and peer supervision and was able to connect with other TEPs in the service too."


Isobel Herbert

Year 2 Trainee EP

"As a TEP at AP, I feel valued in my role and part of a supportive network. I have access to shadowing opportunities and protected time to complete university placement tasks, as well as invaluable study days! I'm able to apply my learning from the doctorate to a range of activities on placement with AP successfully"

For more information on what it’s like being a TEP with Applied Psychologies take head to our Learning Exchange for our assistant and trainees experiences…



TEP Job Description
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Applications and information:

To apply, please send your CV and a cover note explaining why you would be a good fit for our team and a little about yourself to

For more information on the role or an informal chat, please get in touch:


Amy Robson, Director of Business or

Dr David Lamb, Principal Educational Psychologist

T: 01482 643458 E: X: @AppPsych

Closing date for applications: Friday 12th April 2024


Interviews: Tuesday 23rd and Thursday 25th April 2024

Start date: September 2024


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