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The NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme is nothing less than a life defining experience. Where else can you have a positive impact on the lives of 56 million people, including your own?
Transforming and shaping our services around ever-evolving patient needs, delivering deeper value for money and driving up standards. This is complex work that requires total focus and unwavering commitment. So the next 30 months of your life will be very demanding. However, it will give your career a brilliant trajectory - because we’ve designed these schemes to create the NHS chief executives and directors of tomorrow.
You’ll experience a career full of outstanding development opportunities and exposure to leadership strategies delivered by NHS experts, international healthcare providers and private sector organisations. For every challenge you’ll face, there’ll be twice as many rewards waiting for you.
This high profile, fast-track graduate development scheme will enable you to become a future leader, improving people's health and their experience of the NHS. With an offer like that, it’s no wonder why we are in The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers and have been in their Top Ten Employers since 2003.
A progressive career in leadership and management begins with our General Management specialism. It will equip you with the skills, knowledge and confidence to make real improvements at the frontline of healthcare delivery.
This could include establishing, leading and directing strategy; building organisational capabilities; leading operations; ensuring financial viability; or directing relationships with stakeholders. Your ultimate destination is an executive director or chief executive position within an NHS setting.
There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to healthcare in England, so your training and experiences will be very diverse too. To get the most out of it, you’ll need to be bright, bold and open-minded. You’ll also need to be flexible and able to juggle a demanding education programme with a challenging full time role. You must be ready to gain exposure to the NHS at different levels, around different cultures and viewpoints - and anywhere in the country.
Over two years, you will study for a Postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare Leadership and take part in a varied, challenging education and development programme, with training designed to enhance your personal and leadership development. At the same time, you’ll develop on the job, through a series of challenging placements. Throughout, you’ll enjoy support and guidance from a dedicated mentor and some of the best minds in the NHS.
Unique touches set the scheme apart. Your orientation includes 20 days in which you set the agenda, experiencing NHS life on the frontline. So if you want to ride with an ambulance crew or observe an autopsy, you can. Later, you’ll arrange a two-month ‘flexi-placement’ which could take you outside the NHS - it’s about you acquiring new perspectives to bring back to help the NHS.
What we are looking for
We’re looking for high-calibre ambitious people who are keen to help deliver positive transformational change in a complex organisation - never forgetting that we’re here to improve people's health and their experience of the NHS.
The challenge of taking on diverse placements in a full-time role, while undertaking training and study, means that self-motivation and superb organisational skills are vital. We expect you to be tenacious and resilient, with passion and confidence. Our nationwide remit means you should be ready to make a difference anywhere in England.
You don’t need any previous relevant work experience but you will need:
- To believe in the principles and values that bind together the communities and people the NHS serves and the staff who work for it
- The potential to become an outstanding leader
- A commitment to improving people's health and their experience of the NHS
- Excellent communication skills and the ability to develop professional networks
- Strong analytical capabilities, including the ability to solve problems
- Flexibility, creativity and innovation
If you’ve got the drive, you’ll secure an amazing future. Recent graduates have already progressed to senior NHS posts including head of department and associate director.
A minimum 2:2 degree in any discipline (secured or expected).
Accepted degree subjects
Additional job details
- UK wide
- Competitive salary
How to apply
Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 18 December 2019
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Closing date: 18 December 2019