The NHS graduate management trainee scheme has been expanded with 500 places now on offer. A campaign has been launched to encourage people to apply – with a renewed focus on increasing diversity among leaders and enabling greater access to the scheme to existing NHS staff. Applications for September 2020 intake close on Wednesday 18 December http://www.nhsgraduates.co.uk/
Lisa Crichton-Jones, director of workforce transformation, said: “One of our key priorities is supporting leaders at all levels to ensure we have a future pipeline of talent in our region. This scheme is one way we can do this and I would encourage all organisations to make the most of this opportunity. Our region offers a great breadth of experiences for management trainees and if you are new to the area there’s lots to enjoy outside of work, from our vibrant cities to stunning landscapes and the great outdoors!”
Sam Light joined the management training scheme in 2017 and has never looked back. He has recently taken up a post as a workforce and organisational development manager at Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust (CNTW). You can watch his short film here.
Sam said: “It’s everything I hoped it would be, and more. There are lots of opportunities to roll up your sleeves and get stuck in but with the right support in place. We are lucky to have some outstanding trusts, so you can learn from the best.
“I’m from the north east so it was my first choice as I wanted to stay but I’ve got lots of colleagues who are not from the area. If you’re flexible about where you can live, I really think it’s worth considering this region. Unless you already know the patch, you probably don’t realise the breadth of opportunities on offer at work and it’s much more affordable.”