The NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme (GMTS) is open to graduates AND current NHS In-service staff from Bands 3-6.

We recognise how current NHS In-service colleagues have experience they can rely upon in their GMTS development and valuable feedback to give on how healthcare services work in practice, this can also help to bring about improvements in services and relevant skills for leadership.

Same Process, Same Scheme

Everyone applying must have a minimum 2:2 degree, or academic equivalent, and the right to work in the UK for the duration of the Scheme – no exceptions.

Applying for GMTS is the same process for recent graduates and NHS in-service staff at every stage.  You will be treated and supported in the same way during the selection process and if successful, on your GMTS journey, irrespective of where you are based or on whichever specialism

The Differences

As current NHS employees, all in-service GMTS Trainees benefit from protected terms in their existing contracts.  This means we will protect a level of in-service staff salaries and annual leave.  In-service candidates also benefit from protected pension terms.

Choice of locations

Like all applicants, NHS In-service staff can choose up to three preferred areas to complete they GMTS development.  However, we recognise that some colleagues have long established ties to certain areas due to their established NHS careers and we will consider these on a case by case basis when finalising a GMTS offer and placement. As with all candidates we ask that any relevant circumstances are declared in the GMTS application.

Terms of Employment

NHS In-service candidates must resign their current role to take up a GMTS placement, however there may be an opportunity to arrange a secondment at your employers discretion, arranged locally and confirmed in writing before any GMTS offer is made final.

Apply for the next GMTS intake

Take the Match Me tool to see if GMTS is for you, and apply today if the GMTS is the leadership challenge you want to take your NHS career to a higher level.