Graduate Level Programmes

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The NHS offers a wide range of graduate level programmes, to support young people in the first steps of their professional career. These programmes are designed to promote leadership ability, bring creativity to organisations, and develop a pipeline of young talent to ensure health and care can meet the challenges of the future.

For further information on specific graduate programmes, see below.

Graduate Management Training Scheme

The NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme is a fast-track programme to prepare you to work as a senior manager in healthcare.

There are six different streams within the GMTS to pick from: General Management, Human Resources, Finance, Health Informatics, Policy and Strategy, and Health Analysis. Depending on the stream chosen, the scheme lasts between 2 and 2 1/2 years, and provides you with a fully funded post-graduate level qualification. For further information on the scheme, click here.

What are the entry requirements?

You must have a minimum of a 2:2 degree in any subject (for Health Informatics this must be in a numerate subject).

Graduate Surveyor Training Programme

The NHS Graduate Surveyor Trainee Programme prepares you for a career as a chartered surveyor, with the option to gain full Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) membership along with chartered surveyor status. If you are self-motivated, enthusiastic with excellent communication skills, along with having an interest in the commercial property sector, then this programme may be suitable for you.

The programme runs for two years, with four different placements of six months each. This provides wide exposure to different areas of the NHS and its estate, developing knowledge and competency to take with you on your career journey.

Further information on the NHS Graduate Surveyor Training Programme can be found here.

What are the entry requirements?

You must have a degree accredited by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

NHS Scientist Training Programme

The NHS Scientist Training Programme is a fast-track programme to prepare you to work as a clinical scientist within the NHS, and offers a range of specialisms to chose from depending on your experience and interest.

The NHS Scientist Training Programme lasts for three years and involves approved and accredited workplace-based training, and the gaining of a master’s degree in your chosen area.

Once you have completed the Scientist Training Programme, you are eligible to apply for suitable healthcare science posts as a clinical scientist. More information on the Scientist Training Programme can be found here.

What are the entry requirements?

You must have either a 1st or 2:1 in either an undergraduate degree of integrated master’s degree, in a pure or applied science. Evidence of research experience is considered desirable.