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Graduate Management Trainee

Job Reference: 891-CSU-5780AS

South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit
Graduate Management Scheme Team
Bristol - various locations across south england
£24,907 - £30,615 per annum

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Who are we?

Our purpose is to enable health and social care organisations to achieve the best possible outcomes for their people and populations. Think of us as an internal consultancy and business services for the NHS. When things get complicated we provide flexible and cost effective ways to access specialist skills and expertise to help prevent people getting ill, tackle health inequalities, strengthen workforces, improve care outcomes for major conditions and create patient experiences designed around the people who use them.

How the scheme works

This is a two year programme, and you will be assigned to one area (service line) for the duration of the scheme. However, dependent on the role and area you work in, you’ll be working with multiple teams and will gain exposure to many different parts of our business. As part of the scheme we offer all graduates:

  • Prince2 qualification
  • Opportunity to undertake formal learning at Level 7
  • Psychometric profile
  • Mentoring from a senior leader
  • Masterclasses
  • Action based, hands on learning
  • Pastoral support
  • Opportunities to work with wider NHS

At the end of the scheme, we aim for you to be able to move into a more senior post.

What we’re looking for

We operate in the commissioning support sector which is a developing and challenging environment. In the commercial landscape in which we find ourselves, our clients don’t have to use us. Instead they choose to use us, because we deliver quality and value and because we help them to make a difference. With this in mind, we’re looking for ambitious and driven graduates who are keen to take the initiative and get things done in a resourceful, efficient and customer focussed manner.

Values matter to us, who is why we’re looking for aspirational, collaborative, insightful and respectful people who’ll help us achieve our vision and put patients first.

You’ll be a recent graduate, or soon to graduate with a minimum of 2:2 grade. We welcome applications from all disciplines, irrespective of place of education.

We have many opportunities available in the following areas:

Child Health Information Services, Clinical Services, Customer Development and Marketing, Finance, Governance Services, Strategy and Transformation, HR and Organisational Development. Further details about each service line and roles are available in the job description document attached.

Please ensure in your application you specify which area(s) you would like to be considered for.

Where will you work?

We are primarily based across the south of England, and have a flexible office base in over 30 locations, including Bristol, Oxford, Reading, Swindon, and more. We are developing an agile, flexible and productive working approach, to allow us to work effectively, whilst also having some work-life balance.

This means you may be able to work from your chosen base location, customer sites, and from home, although this is dependent on your role, and projects you will be supporting.

Application process and key dates:

The application process will consist of the following activities. Please note dates may be subject to change due to Covid-19:

  • Phone interviews: 8 March 2021 – 22 March 2021
  • Psychometric tests: 23 March 2021 – 9 April 2021
  • Virtual assessment centres: 12 April 2021 – 23 April 2021
  • Start date: October 2021

You can find out more via our website and take a look at what some of our grads have to say about their scheme. Or for more information email us:

If you’re passionate about helping organisations deliver the best possible care to people, and want be one of our future leaders, apply for our scheme today!

Follow #SCWfamily to see what it’s like to work at SCW, and #SCWgrads2021 for updates, and to hear from our previous grads.

This is an exciting time to join NHS South, Central and West.

We are one of the largest commissioning support units in the country, providing support and professional expertise for over 70 NHS and non-NHS customers, including clinical commissioning groups, NHS England, local authorities, foundation trusts, social enterprises and other health-related organisation’s.

We’re supporting clients whose vision and quest for innovation requires us to be flexible, adaptable and open to adventure; giving us the freedom to work in new ways, looking at things from a different angle and challenging the norm.

We are an equal opportunities employers committed to attracting and retaining the best people in order to provide the best possible services to our customers. Our staff enjoys challenging, rewarding roles, supporting our customers to improve their local health and care services.

We want our people to fulfil their potential so we offer a wide range of training, opportunities to gain qualifications as well as access to coaching, mentoring schemes and employee wellbeing and support for a healthy work-life balance.

SCW were selected as an NHS Employers Diversity and Inclusion Partner for three consecutive years 2015-2018 and are now proud to be Alumni of this programme.

If you are successful in your application, we will value your experience, your contribution and we will give you the knowledge to succeed as part of your specialist team and as part of our organisation.

Our values

Patients First: our sole focus and inspiration is to help commissioners improve the quality of patient care, treatment and experience.

Aspirational: we deliver excellence, and celebrate innovation. This drives us towards becoming the best.

Collaborative: we build effective partnerships, whilst focusing on delivery. We work towards achieving shared goals.

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