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 53 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 two years of your life will be very demanding. But 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. And 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 we are 7th in The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers and have been in their Top Ten Employers since 2003.
Within a Health Analytical team in a national organisation, you’ll face the challenge of an ageing population with complex and varied health needs. We need to tackle this dilemma with changes to our systems and processes in a time of financial constraints, so you’ll take on a variety of complex and interesting challenges ranging from cancer waiting times to maternity reviews.
Providing the tools and evidence-base to support your findings, your ability to structure problems, triangulate data and develop analytical solutions will be complemented by your ability to translate your insights into understandable information for a variety of audiences – so you’ll need to have fantastic communication skills. You will of course be highly-numerate, and in turn we can guide you towards an influential career in which your work will define policies and practices for the next generation.
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 willing to study at the same time. 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, your professional learning will include a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Analysis. At the same time, you’ll develop on the job, through at least three placements across two organisations. 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 induction 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 2 month ‘flexi-placement’ which could take you outside the NHS - it’s about you acquiring new perspectives to bring back to help 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.
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.
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.
Qualifications and experience requirements
You don’t need any previous relevant work experience but you will need:
- To believe in the principles and values that binds 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
- A minimum 2:2 degree in any discipline (secured or expected)
Accepted degree subjects
How to apply
Closing date: 01/12/2017
This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 01/12/2017