Midlands Leadership Academy

Graduate Management Training Scheme (GMTS)

The multi award winning NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme (GMTS) offers its trainees the opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence needed to become proficient leaders of transformation who can manage the balance between access and affordability. We work closely with the National Leadership and Lifelong Learning Team to deliver this scheme across the Midlands, taking the lead on ensuring placements are of the highest quality and provide a fantastic experience for trainees.

Interested in helping our graduates gain experience?

It is our job as a Regional Leadership and Lifelong Learning team to manage placements, local networking and training. Whilst on the scheme each trainee will complete at least two work based placements within local organisations, gaining experience as well as providing a valuable contribution to the organisation.

Placement bids are now open for the March 2021 intake – Finance, Human Resources and General Management only

We are delighted to confirm we are having a March 2021 cohort of GMTS and therefore you are able to submit your application to host a trainee. 

If you would like to host a graduate for the March 2021 cohort, you will need to complete an online statement of commitment form by using the link below. More information about hosting a trainee can be found here: https://graduates.nhs.uk/hosting-a-trainee/

Please note the lead host organisation or host system is responsible for sourcing the second placement and is required to complete the form for both their own placement as well for the second with their partner organisation.  

All bids must be submitted using the link below, supporting documents and additional guidance can be found at the bottom of the page.  

Please note: the online form will need to be completed by 5th October 2020

If you have any questions or would like to discuss your application further, please contact us at [email protected] 

Interested in being a trainee?

As a trainee on the scheme, you’ll need to be enthusiastic, innovative, passionate and motivated about improving patient care.  In return, you will benefit from mentoring, support and excellent training. You’ll experience life-defining moments and have influence over decisions that improve the lives of millions. After completion of the scheme, you’ll be able to boost your career even further and apply for senior NHS roles.

Trainees specialise in either:

  • General management
  • Finance management
  • HR Management
  • Informatics management
  • Health Analysis management
  • Policy and Strategy

The scheme is full time for 2-3 years, depending on specialism. You’ll rotate between full time work placements, postgraduate education and leadership development.

The scheme is recruited to and led by the NHS Leadership and Lifelong Learning team, which is part of the People Directorate in NHS England and Improvement.

For further information about the scheme and applications, visit www.nhsgraduates.co.uk .

Hosting a Trainee – Supporting Documents