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NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme 2014


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Presentation at the University of Sussex, November 2013

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NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme 2014

  1. 1. NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme September 2014 Intake
  2. 2. The NHS belongs to the people It is there to improve our health and well-being, supporting us to keep mentally and physically well, to get better when we are ill and, when we cannot fully recover, to stay as well as we can to the end of our lives. It works at the limits of science – bringing the highest levels of human knowledge and skill to save lives and improve health. It touches our lives at times of basic human need, when care and compassion are what matter most.
  3. 3. Our Challenges • • • • • • • • • • • • • 1.5 million people use the NHS every 36 hours One of the largest organisations in the world Approx. 100 billion budget & 90 different occupations/professions The White Paper “Equity & Excellence: Liberating the NHS” The Health & Social Care Bill 2011 On-going re-structure of NHS Efficiency savings Focus on service transformation & improvement Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention (QIPP) Meeting the needs of a diverse & changing population Impact of technology Unique place the NHS has in the psyche of the nation Constant Media Spotlight
  4. 4. Why I Joined the NHS • • • • • • Desire to work in the Public Sector Do something that makes a difference Interest in health policy Career progression Diversity of work opportunities Reputation as an employer
  5. 5. My Induction into the NHS • Summer preparation – Relax! • Visit our new organisations and meet our managers. • Orientation – First 20 days • Exposure to all parts of the NHS • See what you want to see • Contact people
  6. 6. My Typical Day • • • • There is no such thing! We work in CCGs, Hospitals, community bases and more Office stuff Meetings with patients, medics and budget holders • Education commitments: • MSc/PGDip/CIMA/CIPD • Experiential learning and Action Learning Sets
  7. 7. Challenges On The Scheme • How do you manage the workload? • How do you balance the competing demands of a job, studies, travel & a social life? • What parts of the scheme do you find really challenging?
  8. 8. I wish someone had told me…. • What do you wish you knew before you applied/joined the scheme? • What pearls of wisdom would you pass onto the audience? • Any final words of advice you have for them
  9. 9. We Want People Who Want To: • make a contribution to patient services • make a real difference to peoples’ lives • lead major changes that will help the NHS meet its challenges • develop outstanding leadership in health, to improve people's health and their experience of the NHS
  10. 10. We Offer A career in 1 of the following professions Finance, General Management, Health Informatics or HR with: • • • • • • • • • • An extensive induction into the NHS Work based placements in NHS organisations Flexi placement Engagement with clinicians and frontline NHS services Fully funded Post Graduate Qualifications Management tools and experiential learning Personal development Peer support (buddies & action learning) Exposure to senior management (mentors and coaches) Career development & help moving into your 1st job post scheme
  11. 11. Why Our Scheme? • • • • • • • • Fully funded well rounded learning package Excellent career prospects A chance to influence the health of the nation 1st in The Guardian UK Top 300 Graduate Employers Times Top 100 Graduate Employer of Choice for HR 8th in The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers Large Employer of the Year 2011 CIMA annual awards Target Jobs Best Public Sector Graduate Recruiter
  12. 12. The Process Online Application Form 4 Online Tests Interview Assessment Centre
  13. 13. Recruitment Dates 2013/4 Applications open 8th October Close 9th December Interviews 23rd -24th January 2014, Leeds 28th - 30th January 2014, Derby 5th – 6th February 2014, Bristol 10th - 14th February 2014, London Assessment Centre 24th March – 4th April 2014, Leeds Start on the Scheme 1st September 2014
  14. 14. Top Tips • Think carefully is the scheme right for you? • Carefully consider your choice of specialism & location • Apply early • Practice the online tests several times – the real ones are tougher! • Try to talk to current NHS staff • Investigate the challenges facing the NHS
  15. 15. Further Resources • Read about & talk to current NHS trainees & our alumni • Our Facebook page has lots of useful information • Study our website for Scheme details • Follow us on Twitter for handy updates @NHSGradScheme & #NHSGMTS
  16. 16. Thank you for your time Any questions?