South East Leadership Academy

Graduate Management Training Scheme (GMTS)

The NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme has moved up the prestigious Times Top 100 Graduate Employers ranking, from 4th place in 2020 to 3rd in 2021.  Earlier this year, the Scheme won ‘Graduate Employer of Choice’ in the General Management category, at The Times Graduate Recruitment Awards 2021.

As an organisation / system a trainee can provide new thinking and solutions to projects including ways of working, not only through their experience on the scheme, but through questioning and trying to find more efficient ways to improve the service for patients, whilst providing a talent pipeline of future leaders in the NHS.

As many of you are aware, September saw our largest cohort of GMTS trainees starting in the SE region ever, and we are now turning our attention to the September 2022 cohort. Applications for organisations to host a trainee have now closed, but if you are interested in hosting a trainee for September 2023, please complete the Expression of Interest Form. We aim to be in touch with further details and information of upcoming engagement events later in the year.

We are also hoping to establish a South East GMTS Alumni network, and we are asking all Alumni of the scheme in the SE to make contact. Please see below for further details. If you are interested in hosting a GMTS trainee in future cohorts, or you are, or know of someone that may be interested in becoming a trainee, please do contact us via [email protected].

For more information on how to get involved, click the button below, read our FAQs, or email us at [email protected].

Call for Assessors

If you would like to be involved in the future in the interviewing process or help with the assessment centres for trainees, please email: [email protected]

Call for Graduate Management Scheme Alumni

We are seeking to build a secure database of alumni of the GMTS scheme working in South East Region. If you are alumni of the scheme, please complete this online form or email us at [email protected] with details of your roles since you left the scheme. We would love to hear about the opportunities you have gained.

Please note: By agreeing to be on this database you may receive invitations to scheme related events and development and network events locally and nationally to support the wider scheme. The Leadership and Lifelong Learning South East Regional team (South East Leadership Academy) is part of the People Directorate of NHS Improvement and as such we are bound by NHSI’s privacy policy in all regards, please read the NHS England Privacy Policy for further information.

Future Trainees

Would you like to become a future trainee? If so, please visit the national Graduate Management Training Scheme website for more details.

Are you interested in beginning your leadership journey in the NHS?

How to apply for the NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme