Careers Advice

Becoming a speech and language therapist

Speech and language therapists provide treatment, support and care for people of all ages who have difficulties with speech, language, communication, eating, drinking and swallowing. 

Whether it’s helping an adult who has had a stroke learn to talk again, or helping premature babies with feeding and swallowing problems, speech and language therapists make a huge difference to the people they work with. They work in all kinds of areas and settings, from hospitals and care homes to prisons, nurseries and private clinics. 

If you’re interested in becoming a speech and language therapist, head to to find out more about the profession. 


For more information, email or phone 020 7378 301.

Your speech and language therapy career

This site advertises speech and language therapy jobs of all levels and across different settings – find your new speech and language therapy job today.

Ready to apply? Search vacancies or see our tips for using this site.

Supporting your career

If you’re an RCSLT member, our website offers guidance to support you at every stage of your career, whether you’re a student, NQP, assistant or certified SLT. We also have advice on advanced clinical practice, independent practice, working internationally, and taking a career break.

Overseas SLTs working in the UK

If you qualified overseas and are working in the UK, read our information on working as an SLT in the UK.

Not an SLT yet?

If you’re wondering whether speech and language therapy is the right profession for you or are considering retraining and wondering how to do so, visit our website for information on becoming an SLT.

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