NHS - Human Resources (HR) Graduate Development Scheme

Competitive plus benefits
South East, South West, London, The East, East Midlands, West Midlands, North West, North East, Yorkshire, Nationwide
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4th December 2018
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Job type:
Graduate job
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Tell me more.
The NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme is nothing less than a life defining experience. Where else can you have a positive impact on the lives of 53 million people, including your own?

Transforming and shaping our services around ever-evolving patient needs, delivering deeper value for money and driving up standards. This is complex work that requires total focus and unwavering commitment. So the next two years of your life will be very demanding. But it will give your career a brilliant trajectory - because we’ve designed these schemes to create the NHS chief executives and directors of tomorrow.

Joining us in one of our exciting locations currently available across England, you’ll experience a career full of outstanding development opportunities and exposure to leadership strategies delivered by NHS experts, international healthcare providers and private sector organisations. And for every challenge you’ll face, there’ll be twice as many rewards waiting for you.

The challenge
This high profile, fast-track graduate development scheme will enable you to become a future leader, improving people's health and their experience of the NHS. With an offer like that, it’s no wonder we are 7th in The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers and have been in their Top Ten Employers since 2003.

Delivering comprehensive, patient-led healthcare depends on recruiting, retaining and developing a high-performing workforce. Human Resources encompasses a range of activities including organisational and workforce development, talent management, change management, remuneration and rewards, and training and development.

HR specialists make a vital contribution to every part of the NHS, with their remit extending to transformational vision and leadership at senior management level.

The training
There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to healthcare in England, so your training and experiences will be very diverse too. To get the most out of it, you’ll need to be bright, bold and open-minded, with the flexibility to join us in the location that is best suited to whatever stage of the scheme you are at. You must be ready to gain exposure to the NHS at different levels, around different cultures and viewpoints - and anywhere in the country. And with a host of opportunities in every region, you are bound to flourish.

Over two years, your professional learning will include a Postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare Leadership and a Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resources, both from renowned and respected education providers - leading to membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). At the same time, you’ll develop on the job, through a series of challenging placements. Throughout, you’ll enjoy support and guidance from a dedicated mentor and some of the best minds in the NHS.

Unique touches set the scheme apart. Your induction includes 20 days in which you set the agenda, experiencing NHS life on the frontline. So if you want to ride with an ambulance crew or observe an autopsy, you can. Later, you’ll arrange a 2 month ‘flexi-placement’ which will take you outside the NHS - it’s about you acquiring new perspectives to bring back to help the NHS.

Who can apply?
We’re looking for high-calibre ambitious people who are keen to help deliver positive transformational change in a complex organisation - never forgetting that we’re here to improve people's health and their experience of the NHS.

The challenge of taking on diverse placements in a full-time role, while undertaking training and study, means that self-motivation and superb organisational skills are vital. We expect you to be tenacious and resilient, with passion and confidence. Our nationwide remit means you should be ready to make a difference anywhere in England – and it is imperative that your share our values and commitment to provide world-class, cost-effective and sustainable healthcare that exists beyond boundaries.

You don’t need any previous relevant work experience but you will need:
• To believe in the principles and values that binds together the communities and people the NHS serves and the staff who work for it
• The potential to become an outstanding leader
• A commitment to improving people's health and their experience of the NHS
• Excellent communication skills and the ability to develop professional networks
• Strong analytical capabilities, including the ability to solve problems
• Flexibility, creativity and innovation
• A minimum 2:2 degree in any discipline (secured or expected)

If you’ve got the drive, you’ll secure an amazing future. Recent graduates have already progressed to senior posts within the NHS including Head of Department and Associate Director.

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