NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme
The NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme is a fast-track programme to prepare you to work as a senior manager in healthcare.
The NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme introduces you to health service management, provides support to develop your knowledge and skills and gives you hands-on experience.
You can specialise in one of six areas:
Higher business analyst
I wanted to work for the NHS and also had experience of analytics and statistics. After graduating, I applied for the NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme. I was really pleased to get a place.
During the Scheme you are employed on a fixed-term contract and receive a salary.
The Scheme lasts for two years (two and a half years if you’re specialising in finance). It includes:
- intensive foundation training
- structured work placements, training alongside experienced clinicians and managers
- an education programme leading to either a professional or a postgraduate qualification, depending on your specialism
- specialist management development training including support and careers guidance
You need at least a 2:2 degree in any subject to apply for the Graduate Management Training Scheme. Degree-equivalent qualifications are considered. You apply through the NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme website where you’ll find lots more information and advice.
Entry is competitive. The first stages involve an initial online application followed by a number of online tests. If successful, you then have interviews and attend an assessment centre to check you have the necessary communication, numeracy, planning and analytical thinking skills.
At the end of the Scheme, you apply for management jobs. Although a position isn’t guaranteed, prospects are good and there is often rapid career progression. The scheme will work with you throughout the programme to ensure you obtain a suitable role after the Scheme has finished. Read about some of the Scheme's alumni and what they’ve achieved.
To find out more general information about the NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme, visit:
- NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme website
- NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme Facebook page
Visit the Preparation hub if you're wondering if you're a good fit for the Scheme.
For information about the different specialisms: