Hosting a Trainee

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.

It’s fair to say the opportunities we create are life-defining for the graduates we recruit. And now more than ever, our leaders will be tasked with redefining the NHS. Every trainee you host at your organisation has the potential to solve huge challenges and raise the profile of leaders in healthcare.

The future of the NHS relies on strong leadership and clear direction. By hosting a trainee, you can help us nurture the next generation of high quality, compassionate and inclusive NHS leaders. 

Watch our videos below to see Sir Simon Stevens share his thoughts on why you should get involved and hear Jane Haire explain the benefits University Hospitals North Midlands NHS Trust gained from hosting a Graduate Management Trainee.

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:

• Finance Management
• General Management
• Health Analysis
• Health Informatics Management
• Human Resources Management
• Policy and Strategy Management

They also undertake placements, complete a PGCert in Healthcare Leadership and undertake additional professional qualifications within their specialist area.

How to get involved

If your organisation is interested in hosting a trainee, please contact your Regional Leadership and Lifelong Learning (LLL) GMTS Lead for more information or click the relevant regional link below to submit a bid to host a GMTS trainee.

For more information on the process download our Hosting a Trainee eBook.

Contact your regional LLL GMTS leads – Wendy Parry and Amber Ramans-Harborough

Submit a bid to host a GMTS trainee in the East of England – click here

Contact your regional LLL GMTS leads – Keith Whitburn and Kashmira Sunni

Submit a bid to host a GMTS trainee in London – click here

Contact your regional LLL GMTS lead – Lizzy Stillibrand

Submit a bid to host a GMTS trainee in the Midlands – click here

Contact your regional LLL GMTS leads – Uzma Fazal and Kitty Haylock

Submit a bid to host a GMTS trainee in the North East and Yorkshire – click here

Contact your regional LLL GMTS lead – Charlotte Purves

Submit a bid to host a GMTS trainee in the North West – click here

Contact your regional LLL GMTS leads – Alastair Boothroyd and Christina Simcox

Submit a bid to host a GMTS trainee in the South East – click here

Contact your regional LLL GMTS leads – Eleanor Wallace, Zoe Spittle and Sandra Newing-Griffiths

Submit a bid to host a GMTS trainee in the South West – click here

Hosting a Trainee

Interested in hosting a trainee?

Alert:

Applications for the September 2021 intake will open in October 2020