NHS Graduate Management trainee achieves stunning success

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Lauren’s exam mark is second highest in the world.

A trainee on the NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme recently received a commendation for achieving an exceptional mark in her exam … the second highest in the world!

Lauren Gable, 27, who joined the Scheme, run by the NHS Leadership Academy, in 2011 is on the Finance programme. As part of her training, she recently undertook the CIMA P1 Performance Operations accountancy examination in May of this year. Lauren has now been commended as having received the second highest mark worldwide in an exam taken by 6587 candidates.

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants – the organisation that runs the professional course – wrote to Lauren recently with her commendation, as they do to all the top 10 candidates around the world. In the letter the Director of Examinations at CIMA, Graham Eaton, congratulated Lauren on her success.

The exam focused on complex management accountancy topics such as variance analysis and investment appraisal.

The NHS Leadership Academy’s Graduate Management Training Scheme 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 the graduates to learn about the NHS and develop the confidence required to lead the ongoing transformation of NHS service.
Lauren, from Southend in Essex, has taken up various finance–related placements in the NHS as part of her training. Her first role was project work in theatres at Southend University Hospital Foundation Trust and then Lauren was assigned to the ophthalmology business unit.

Commenting on her success Lauren said: “Achieving second place in the worldwide list of candidates is wonderful – I never imagined I would get such a result when I started out. I would like to thank Lisa Keith, my Programme Manager at Southend University Hospital Foundation Trust for her support throughout. I hope I am as lucky on other examinations, and look forward to using this knowledge in my career in the NHS.”

Karen Lynas, Interim Deputy Director and Head of Programmes at the NHS Leadership Academy, said: “I would like to congratulate Lauren on this outstanding achievement. This is clear evidence that despite the current public sector job market the NHS is still able to attract world-class future leaders.

“The NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme is now part of the NHS Leadership Academy, and will continue to play a key role in our vision to develop outstanding leadership in health, in order to improve people’s health and their experiences of the NHS.”

For more information about the NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme visit www.nhsgraduates.co.uk