Over 56 million people in England rely on the NHS to educate, diagnose, care, listen so they can avoid illness where possible and have the best treatment when needed. This expectation changes all the time and it demands effective and positive leadership to deliver all our services. Trainees are selected and recruited for their potential as leaders and their passion for improving patient care. They offer a fresh perspective, an inquisitive and open mind, and a willingness to take on new challenges.
Our award-winning Graduate Management Training Scheme (GMTS) has produced inspirational NHS leaders since 1956. Notable alumni include Sir Simon Stevens, current Chief Executive of NHS England, and Peter Homa, former Chair of the NHS Leadership Academy.
How it works
GMTS is unique, unrivalled and prestigious. It combines successful leadership strategies from international healthcare and private sector organisations, along with academic expert content.
Fast-tracking graduates who want to develop their career within the health service, it provides mentoring, support and high-quality non-clinical training over approximately two years. Giving trainees the chance to become successful leaders in the NHS, it’s crucial in sustaining the talent pipeline.
Each trainee specialises in one of six specialisms. They also achieve placements, complete a PGCert in Healthcare Leadership and undertake additional professional qualifications within their specialist area.
Is your organisation interested in hosting a Trainee?
For more information on the process download our Hosting a Trainee eBook.