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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 09/05/2021.

Graduate Associate Consultant

Job Reference: 877-CSU-3071785

Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit
Crossgate House (subject to change), Sale
£24,907 - £30,615 pa

TU Graduate Associate Consultant (Project Manager)

Following the success of a number of graduate cohorts, the NHS Transformation Unit (TU) is now recruiting a new intake of 3 talented graduates for our bespoke project management graduate role.

Grade: Band 5

Contract Basis: 15 Months Fixed Term

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated individuals that want to work towards a successful career in project management and consultancy. Applicants should be:

  • Passionate about the NHS
  • Ambitious
  • Excellent communicators
  • Highly organised
  • Educated to undergraduate level or equivalent

About the TU

The TU is an NHS organisation which operates an NHS Internal Consultancy and provides a range of services tailored to the needs of each client in a more cost-effective way than other commercial consultancies.

The TU works with clients to ensure that change is delivered within a strategic context and drive forward new thinking in how public services can be delivered differently, to be more effective, more efficient and achieve better outcomes for patients and service users.

The TU is innovative, with a track record of successfully delivering complex transformation programmes and major service reconfiguration. The post holder will support the TU to ensure that programmes and projects within its portfolio are planned and managed effectively.

About our Graduate Role

The successful candidates will develop project management consultancy skills by participating in a structured developmental role. The skills and knowledge acquired throughout this process will be applied to transformation projects and business development.

This role presents a unique opportunity to support the growth and development of one of the largest and most valuable industries in the UK. It will require involvement in large-scale healthcare transformation projects whilst receiving dedicated support alongside formal and informal training to develop both personally and professionally. The TU is offering a unique opportunity to work alongside a dedicated team of transformation specialists delivering high profile programmes of work and absorb every learning opportunity available.

How to apply

Please apply via the trac jobs submission link (below). If you have any questions about the role or application process please email

Key dates for the recruitment process are:

  • Applications open – Friday 9th April 2021
  • Closing date for applications - Sunday 9th May 2021
  • First stage of assessments complete - Friday 14th May 2021
  • Assessment Centre days – Early June 2021 (date to be confirmed)
  • Start date for successful applicants – 6th September 2021

Please visit our careers page on the website (link below) for more information, including, job description and person specification, interviews with ex-graduates and “a week in the life” blog from a recent graduate.

Careers - Transformation Unit (

For further details please contact:

Hayley Michell

Managing Consultant

Email address:

Additional contact information

Doug Whyley –

Emily Pyrah –


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