This 12 month programme is fully funded by our partner, NHS Improvement.

Key dates and locations for the Aspiring Chief Executive programme

Applications will be open from the 4 April, through to 3 May.
The closing date for applications is 10am, Tuesday 3 May. All applications will be acknowledged. Candidates who are successful at the application stage will be asked to complete a critical reasoning test and video interview ahead of a one-day assessment centre (consisting of a group exercise and panel interview) to be held over 1-2 June. Successful candidates following the assessment centre will then be invited to join the programme via an orientation workshop to be held 26 – 28 July. To be eligible to apply for this programme, you must be available for these key dates.


The first residential will take place in November 2016 (full dates are provided below). You will need to commit to the dates in advance and 100% attendance is a condition of acceptance onto the programme.


Recruitment and selection


Applications window 4 April – 3 May 2016
1 day assessment centres running for shortlisted candidates 1 – 2 June 2016


Programme dates


Orientation workshop 26 – 28 July 2016
Workshop A 28 – 30 November 2016
Workshop B 28 February – 2 March 2017*
Workshop C 16 – 18 May 2017
Assessment workshop – viva, panel interview, praxis group 5 – 6 July 2017
Final praxis group assessment meeting 27 July 2017
Validating board 12 September 2017
Graduation 28 September 2017


*Please note date changes to Workshop B. The above listed are the new dates. 

Locations will vary and are to be confirmed.

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