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Health Informatics Specialism – Graduate Management Training Scheme (GMTS)

Job description

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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.

The challenge
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 seventh in The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers and have been in their Top Ten Employers since 2003.

Without informatics the NHS would grind to a halt. The NHS depends on information to do its vital work and it is through informatics that this information is obtained and shared. Health Informatics explores how information technology can help the NHS address challenges to improve efficiency and patient care. Taking a creative approach, you’ll get the most from data, information, knowledge and technology to support exciting changes.

Not only will you deal with technology such as electronic patient records and decision support systems, but you’ll learn about the organisational, ethical and legal issues involved in managing health information ̶ so you certainly don’t need to be an IT expert to be a success.

Opportunities are diverse and far-reaching: Informatics professionals are represented at every level of NHS organisations.

The training
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. You must be ready to gain exposure to the NHS at different levels, around different cultures and viewpoints - and anywhere in the country. We will expose you to plenty of NHS organisations who will help you become the best you possibly can be. These organisations are located all over England, giving you the valuable opportunity to see how Informatics is used across the country and the NHS as a whole – so if you are willing to travel to wherever the work takes you within an agreed region, then your eyes will be opened to a wealth of opportunities.

Over two years, your professional learning will include a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Informatics and a Postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare Leadership, both from renowned and respected education providers. 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. You’ll therefore get the most out of this scheme if you share our core values of providing an accountable, patient-centric service that is high-quality, fair and sustainable.

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

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Closing date:  18 December 2019

Expires26 days

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