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.

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You can specialise in one of six areas:

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:

Graduate Management Programme

The NHS Leadership Academy (which runs the NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme) has developed a Graduate Management Programme in conjunction with the Department of Health, Skills for Care and social care employers. The programme consists of a 12-month work placement with a social care organisation, including a secondment within a health care setting. You’ll also complete two qualifications, which will challenge you to develop your knowledge and management skills.

Find out more about the Graduate Management programme

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