The NHS is one of the world’s largest publicly funded healthcare services, and was born out of the ideal that good healthcare should be available to all. With over 1 million members of staff, it’s the biggest employer in Europe.
Just under half of its workforce are clinical practitioners, with the rest working in various support functions. It has a annual budget of over £90million, which is allocated by Parliament.
The NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme consists of four specialisms: Finance Management, General Management, Human Resources Management, and Health Informatics Management. All successful applicants will have the opportunity to work towards a professional qualification within their chosen specialism.
The programme is designed to be a fast track into senior leadership roles, and therefore graduates will need to demonstrate the ability to tackle complex problems head-on, and have a desire to make a different to patients’ lives. As the NHS is under a great deal of public scrutiny, employees also need to be resilient and able to deal with changing work environments.
The starting salary is around £27,000, with the potential to increase to in excess of £100,000. There’s also a competitive benefits package.
Manchester was the first city to be home to an NHS hospital in 1948.