The Graduate Management Training Scheme aims to develop high potential individuals into future leaders over a two-year period. Trainees will undertake six placements in departments across the hospital over a 12 month period where they will be mentored by a senior member of each team. After the six placements, the trainee will experience a hands-on week with four of our Clinical Managers, and then deliver three projects over a further three-month period, before specialising in one or two original departments for their remaining 8 months.
The training scheme is overseen by the Head of People, Culture & Talent, who will meet with trainees for a one to-one discussion at every key transition and mile stone to check on their progress and reflect on the next steps in their personal development, as well as providing pastoral support and further learning and development opportunities. On a day-to-day basis the scheme is managed by the relevant head of department.
The training element of the scheme is provided mainly through practical, on-the-job experience and trainees are free to discuss their development needs with their placement manager or the Head of People, Culture & Talent. The duration of the scheme can be flexible so if the ideal job opportunity comes up before the two-year period you can discuss options for applying to it with the Scheme Director.
Each placement is different depending on the role of the department and work can vary from arranging meetings and taking minutes to organising and developing major strategic projects. There are six diverse departments which host placements: Estates, Finance, Governance, Human Resources, Marketing and Patient Pathway. In the first year, a trainee will spend 2 months within each to ensure a fully rounded experience. In the second year trainees will then spend a month rotating between the managers of some of our clinical departments, which can include Endoscopy, Outpatients, Physiotherapy, Radiology & Imaging, Theatre and the Ward. They will then choose three clinical departments in which they will deliver a key strategic project, spending a month on each. Afterwards they will choose one or two of the departments from Year One to specialise within for the remaining 8 months of the scheme.
For further details about our 2021 scheme please take a look at our Candidate Pack available at Our Graduate Page.
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