We take your future seriously. We’ve invested time and resources into developing the tools, training, techniques and commitment to diversity that are essential to shaping our leaders of the future. If you are a graduate committed to our vision, with passion, resilience and determination, here's where you can really make a difference.

Minimum eligibility requirements

Minimum eligibility requirements

Please see the tabs on the left for the entry requirements for the individual specialisms.

To be eligible for our Department of Health and Social Care Policy Fast Track Scheme you need to have at least a 2.1 degree, in any subject.

For the other specialisms as well as the specific requirements we ask for at least a 2:2 degree in any subject (some degree equivalents are also acceptable)

OR

A postgraduate qualification (MBA, Masters, PhD)

OR

Degree level equivalent qualifications that are health or management related, such as:

  • NVQ Level 5 in Management
  • Diploma in Management Studies (DMS)
  • Diploma in Nursing, Midwifery or Health Visiting (Dip HE Nursing) etc.
  • Diploma from the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • Diploma in Speech & Language Therapy
  • Diploma from the College of Occupational Therapy (DipCOT)
  • Diploma from the College of Radiographers (DCR)
  • Diploma in Social Work (DSW) or the Certificate of Qualification in Social Work (CQSW)

We do not accept the following qualifications:

  • Certificate in Management Studies
  • DipHE (Diploma of Higher Education) in any subject other than that listed above
  • ONC/OND (Ordinary National Certificate/Diploma)
  • HNC/HND (Higher National Certificate/Diploma)
  • CGLI/C&G (City & Guilds)
  • ODA/ODP Certificate or Diploma (Operating Department Assistant/Operating Department Practice)

Key requirements for all Scheme specialisms:

  • Our Scheme has a significant academic study element so, whichever specialism you choose, you’ll need a strong aptitude for assimilating, analysing and explaining complex concepts, data and statistics.

You must be able to complete a video interview between 3rd January -21st January 2019.

You should also be able to attend an assessment centre in Leeds between 11th – 29th March 2019, and be available to start on 19th September 2019.

 

General Management scheme

General Management scheme

As well as the minimum eligibility requirements, you will also need to note the following:

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept applications from individuals who are currently studying or have completed the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson programme offered by the NHS Leadership Academy.

You can, however, apply to join another specialism if you wish.

Finance scheme

Finance scheme

As well as the minimum eligibility requirements, you will also need to note the following:

Unfortunately, we cannot accept applications from individuals who are already qualified or have completed the first stage (e.g. the 'Professional Certificate', 'Professional Diploma' or 'Strategic' papers) of the professional accountancy qualification CIPFA. All our Finance trainees have to take this qualification as part of the Scheme and the educational component has been designed specifically for the NHS. You can, however, apply to join another specialism if you wish.

HR scheme

HR scheme

As well as the minimum eligibility requirements, you will also need to note the following:

If you are Level 3 and/or Level 5 CIPD qualified you are eligible to apply for the HR specialism, however you will not be awarded any exemptions.

If you are Level 7 CIPD qualified you will not be eligible to apply for the HR specialism but you can apply to join another specialism if you wish.

Health Analysis scheme

Health Analysis scheme

As well as the minimum eligibility requirements, you will also need to note the following:

Candidates should have a minimum 2:2 undergraduate degree in a numerate subject, or one with at least 30% numerate content.

Examples of numerate degrees are Statistics, Mathematics, Operational Research, Econometrics, Physics, Engineering, Accounting, Biology, Economics, Business, Chemistry, Finance, Geography, IT, Management Science, Psychology, Sociology, Social Sciences and Systems Science.

You can, however, apply to join another specialism if you wish.

Health Informatics scheme

Health Informatics scheme

As well as the minimum eligibility requirements, you will also need to note the following:

We cannot accept applications from individuals who are already qualified or have a post graduate qualification in Health Informatics.

You can, however, apply to join another specialism if you wish.

Policy and Strategy scheme

Policy and Strategy scheme

As well as the minimum eligibility requirements, you will also need to note the following:

We cannot accept applications from individuals who have already completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Policy.

You can, however, apply to join another specialism if you wish.

Department of Health and Social Care Policy Fast Track Scheme

Department of Health and Social Care Policy Fast Track Scheme

To be eligible to apply for the DHSC Health Policy Graduate Scheme you need to have at least a 2:1 degree, in any subject. Our Scheme has a significant academic study element so you'll need a strong aptitude for assimilating, analysing and explaining complext concepts, data and statistics.

Existing Civil Servants - If you're a current DHSC employee and have served your probation, you can apply without a degree.  If you're on a higher salary (and at grade SEO and below) this will be protected, in addition to your existing terms and conditions so you do not suffer a detriment.

Permission to work in the UK

Permission to work in the UK

Tier 2 - Sponsorship to work in the UK

Those who require Tier 2 sponsorship who are currently in the UK on a Tier 4 visa are welcome to apply. Unfortunately we are unable to sponsor applicants who are either currently employed under Tier 2 sponsorship or are a Tier 4 dependant. Therefore any offer of employment would be subject to being granted permission to work under the CoS scheme. The decision to grant a Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) is made by UK Visa and Immigration only.

You should read the relevant guidance on working in the UK on the UK Visa and Immigration Home Office website about any alternative route you are considering, to understand the criteria you need to apply for permission to stay in the UK.

As the situation with regards to permission to work and Leave to Remain in the UK is subject to change, we strongly advise you to contact the UK Council for International Student Affairs website for up-to-the-minute information. Alternatively you may wish to visit the UK Visa and Immigration Home Office website.

Overseas Criminal Records Certificates

From April 2017, all Tier 2 applicants and their adult dependant(s) must provide a criminal record for any country they have lived in for more than 12 months in the last 10 years.  Successful applicants are responsible for obtaining the criminal record check directly from each country they have resided in and details of how to do this can be found on the Borders Agency website.

 

Previous Experience

Previous Experience

We don’t require any specific work experience for our Graduate Management Training Scheme. However, any tangible examples of work experience (paid or unpaid) you can gain will be helpful at the interview stage. For example, you could volunteer at your local hospital. This would be a great way to get valuable experience and gain a better understanding of the challenges facing the NHS.

Our commitment to diversity

Our commitment to diversity

The NHS is proud of its highly diverse workforce. We provide healthcare to people from a variety of backgrounds, communities and cultures, and it’s crucial to this service delivery that the NHS can match this diversity with its workforce. For this reason the Scheme, and indeed all NHS jobs, are open to people from all backgrounds.