Scheme

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General Management

Leading teams and driving change, at the heart of the NHS. Develop the skills to innovate, project manage, inspire others to support your vision – and deliver exceptional results.

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Finance

Modelling a better future for communities everywhere. Shape services, find efficiencies, drive effectiveness and develop new ways of working that are better for all.  

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HR

Supporting the people who give so much. You’ll learn how to recruit, support and retain staff and help individuals and teams meet their potential. You’ll improve capability across the NHS to improve patient services.

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Policy & Strategy

Turning commitments into care. Develop the expertise to understand the challenges of today and those likely to face the NHS in the future. Design the policies and strategies that will ensure the NHS meets the needs of patients today and generations to come.

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Health Informatics

Create the digital service of tomorrow. Get involved in the design and implementation of data systems to help the NHS improve services and predict the demands on healthcare services in the future.

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Health Analysis

Using data to bring people back to health. Use statistical approaches to understand data sets and inform crucial decisions on healthcare provision and planning.


Locations

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Our England-wide Scheme is run on a regional basis.  You’ll be placed in one of 7 regions during your time on the Scheme.  Find out more and decide where your leadership journey begins.

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The Department of Health and Social Care is recruiting for their Health Policy Fast Track scheme. You’ll gain hands-on experience of how health policy is developed and delivered by Government and gain the skills to develop into a policy professional and health care leader.

Pay & benefits

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Our starting salary for trainees is £25,368, with the opportunity for a 5% increase after 12 months. You’ll be automatically enrolled into the NHS pension scheme and be eligible for staff discounts and a travel season-ticket loan. On average, our trainees earn around £40,000 in their first NHS role on leaving the scheme.

Trainee stories

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Meet our trainees and hear about their experiences on the scheme. Discover their motivations for joining, challenges faced and rewards enjoyed. They’re talented and inspirational future NHS leaders with lots of advice on how to apply and succeed as future trainees.

Host a trainee

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If you work in an NHS organisation that values and can develop the leadership potential of our trainees, get in touch.

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