NHS - Finance Graduate Development Scheme

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Competitive + benefits
South East, South West, London, The East, East Midlands, West Midlands, North West, North East, Yorkshire, Nationwide
Apply by:
4th December 2018
Start date:
Job type:
Graduate job

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 30 months 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.

Taking on placements in a number of organisations within a specified region, 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.

With a budget of over £100 billion, the NHS offers many challenges for aspiring Finance professionals – even those who have no experience or qualifications in the field. All you need is a genuine interest in pursuing a financial career, and we will take care of all the training you could possibly need to excel in this exciting arena. We aim to develop highly influential individuals, capable of contributing to our ongoing transformation. Helping to run our business in innovative ways, you’ll work alongside colleagues effectively and support the delivery of world-class healthcare in an ever-changing organisation.

Naturally, you’ll gain a good grounding in financial regulations and systems. In the longer term you can expect to be involved in critical decision-making - from revenue and capital investments, to the ways in which we use our resources to deliver the best possible patient care and value for money.

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 willingness to work across a variety of our dynamic locations in the UK. You’ll also need to be flexible and able to juggle a demanding education programme with a challenging full-time role. You must be ready to gain exposure to the NHS at different levels, around different cultures and viewpoints - and anywhere in the country. Quite simply, those who are willing to explore the huge myriad of opportunities around the country get the most of their time with us.

Over two and a half years, your professional learning will include a Postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare Leadership and a recognised finance qualification leading to membership of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA). 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 could 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. It takes a certain type of person to really embrace a role of this magnitude, so you will do well in our team if you share our values – to offer cost-effective, high-quality, patient-focussed care that is both sustainable and fair – and if those values underpin everything that you do with us.

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.

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 NHS posts including Head of Department and Associate Director.

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