"Whether you’re healthy, strong or outwardly in need, the NHS will be there when you’re at your most vulnerable. It’s the cornerstone of our society"

Emma Gill

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The NHS has looked after people across the nation for over 65 years. We’re still going strong, but we’re also going through an unprecedented period of change. The UK population is living longer, our services are needed as much as ever, and we have to achieve efficiency savings of £20 billion over the next few years. It’s a huge challenge, and to help meet it, we’re embracing a more collaborative and supportive approach. And we need to raise the profile, performance and impact of leaders in health.

As NHS England’s Chief Executive - and scheme alumni - Simon Stevens said,

“As NHS managers we’re not just in the business of performance; as NHS leaders we’re in the business of change.

As the legendary Peter Drucker put it: "There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all. That means constantly asking: why are we doing it like this? Is there a better way?"

As one of our graduate trainees, you’ll help us to keep finding the better way.

Our Graduate Management Training Scheme has been running since 1956. It’s produced many inspirational leaders, including Sir David Nicholson, former Chief Executive of the NHS. And it’s created lots of life defining opportunities. This could be the beginning of yours.