Graduate Management Training Scheme

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Joining the NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme puts you on the road to developing the skills and confidence you need to lead our organisation through its transformation into an ever more efficient, successful and professional  health care service.

It’s a multi-award winning scheme, where you'll enjoy mentoring, support and first class training from some of the most brilliant minds in and outside the NHS. You’ll experience some truly life defining moments. You’ll influence decisions that improve the lives of millions of people. And, after two years (or two and a half if you opt for finance), you'll be ready to take your career further than you thought possible.

Joining the NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme, you’ll specialise in one of multiple areas: Finance, Health Informatics, Human Resources, General Management, Policy and Strategy, and Health Analytics. All of these areas help the NHS to function so that we can provide first class healthcare to our nation.

Finance needs to lead the way in helping the health service tackle financial challenges to get the best value for money and ensure we spend more on delivering our vital services to patients.

Health Informatics is the lifeline that ensures everyone has the information they need to make informed decisions for the benefit of patients.

Human Resources make sure we have the best workforce to deliver the best patient care, and to tackle the unprecedented change we’re going through.

General Management colleagues work on the front line ensuring services are managed and delivered in the best possible way for patients.

Policy and Strategy trainees are given experience of how the NHS interacts with government, think tanks, academia and providers. They will also develop skills in evidence-based policy-making, systems-wide thinking, strategy development, and are trained in how to solve complex transformational problems common across the NHS.  The 6-month NHS placement which is on offer should give the Policy trainees an understanding of the operational impact that policy decisions have on frontline services, as well as first-hand exposure to the everyday reality of patient care.

Health Analytics is being introduced to the NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme in 2017. Whilst on the scheme, Health Analysis trainees will have the opportunity to work in a health analytical team in a national organisation. They will get the opportunity to work in a number of areas such as developing appropriate analytical solutions, analysing and triangulating data. The 6-month NHS placement which is on offer should give the Health Analysis trainees an understanding of the operational impact that analysis has in informing policy and direction in the healthcare system.

To apply to be a graduate on the NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme visit the national website here.

If you are an NHS Organisation seeking to host a Trainee, the application process for 2017/18 has now opened!
It will a three staged process:
1.      An Expression of Interest to be submitted by 5pm 15 February 2017 using this link Only organisations that complete the expressions of interest form will be invited to progress onto the next stage.
2.      There will be GMTS Information Session answering any initial reservations, go through the Statement of Commitments and advise on the criteria needed to become a host organisation.
3.      A Statement of Commitment document to be returned by 5pm on the 1 May 2017.
Email  for more information.

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