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26 Apr 2013

Students vote scheme to top spot in national Guardian UK 300 list

The NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme, run by the NHS Leadership Academy, has been recognised as the country’s most popular recruiter in a prestigious national league table.

The Guardian UK 300 table ranks the most popular graduate recruiters according to the views of more than 23,000 students from over 100 universities – including 17,000 from the top thirty.

The scheme, which consistently scores highly with students, reclaimed its position at the top of the table by beating last year’s number one ‘Google’ and other renowned organisations including Teach First, PWC, BBC, and the Civil Service.

Karen Lynas, Deputy Managing Director of the NHS Leadership Academy, said: “We’re thrilled to receive the accolade of the number one spot, especially because it was voted for by the prospective trainees themselves – showing that the NHS is still an organisation that many want to work and develop in.

“The scheme continues to be popular because it offers a well-designed learning and development programme for those wanting a successful career in NHS leadership. It also offers a competitive benefits package, but most importantly the scheme offers trainees the opportunity to make a real and lasting difference to patient care.”

The multi award winning scheme, which has been running for more than 50 years and boasts an impressive alumnus – including three out of the last four NHS Chief Executives, is a comprehensive training programme that aims to equip graduates with the expertise needed to become successful leaders in the NHS.

Challenging work placements and educational components enable graduates to learn about the NHS and develop the competence required to lead the ongoing transformation of the service.

100,000 copies of the Guardian UK 300 will be distributed to UK universities in September.

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