The NHS Leadership Academy’s Graduate Management Training Scheme has offered 200 applicants a place on the training programme, double the number of last years intake.
The multi-award winning fast-track scheme, which is over 60 years old, supports and develops clinical and non-clinical professionals who want to develop their career in the NHS and becomes successful leaders.
Run by the Academy since July 2012, and part of Health Education England since 2016, the popular scheme had over 17,000 applicants this year, with trainees specialising in several different areas including finance, general management, health informatics and human resources.
The new trainees attended a programme induction, where they listened to patient’s stories and experiences of the healthcare service, to help them understand the positive impact good leadership can have on patient care.
Professor Ian Cumming, Chief Executive of Health Education England welcomed the trainees on their induction, commenting on the expansion he said;
It’s fantastic to see so many trainees ready to embark on this programme as they aspire to become successful leaders in the health service, helping to support the NHS deliver the highest quality patient care across the system.
The expansion of the programme shows a real appetite for quality leadership training, to ensure we have compassionate and inclusive leaders of the future and I wish each trainee luck as they begin their training with the Academy".
The programme is currently ranked seventh on the Guardian UK 300 (the list of the 300 most popular graduate employers in the UK), and eighth in The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers – and has consistently achieved a top 10 ranking since 2003