Health Education England

Graduate Management Training Scheme (GMTS)

The scheme is open for applications for the September 2018 intake

Closing date is 11 am, 1 December.

Interested in joining the Graduate Scheme and becoming a leader in the NHS?

Visit the NHS Graduates website. Follow on Twitter. Browse Grads Connect for all GMTS channels in one place. 

The ‘Grad Scheme’ is a multi-award winning fast-track to NHS leadership for graduates, which will continue to deliver the managers and leaders who can lead transformation while maintaining the delicate balance of equitable access and affordability. The scheme is recruited and led by the NHS Leadership Academy and here in the east of England we have local responsibilities to manage placements and local networking and training.

The scheme is 2-3 years long dependent on specialism, with rotating full-time work placements and post-graduate education and leadership development. Our trainees are enthusiastic, innovative and motivated to improve patient care.

The Graduate Management Training Scheme consists of five specialisms:

  • General management
  • Finance management
  • HR management
  • Informatics management
  • Health Analysis management (not available in the east of England)
  • Policy and Strategy (not available in the east of England)

The outstanding results achieved by the NHS graduates highlight the Graduate Scheme's high-quality learning, and recognises their ability and commitment. The Graduate Scheme is open to both current NHS staff and those considering joining us. Whatever your background, you must share our commitment to creating a world-class healthcare service.

For further information please contact

NHS Welcome Event 2016 - A Day of Conversations

Listen to new Trainees and their hopes and expectations of the NHS and the Graduate Management Scheme:


Skills for Care Graduate Management Programme

This 12 month programme, developed in partnership with the NHS Leadership Academy, the Department of Health and social care employers, is designed to fast track graduates into leadership roles in the health and social care sector. Full details are available here


Developing Future Leaders session

This three-hour training session aimed specifically at placement and programme managers supporting our future leaders as they progress through the Graduate Management Training Scheme (GMTS).

This is a newly developed programme targeted at programme and placement managers nationally.

There is a session taking place in Cambridge on the morning of Friday 15 December at Victoria House in Fulbourn.
Places can be booked by emailing