NHS Leadership Academy scheme shortlisted for national award

The NHS Leadership Academy is celebrating after its Graduate Management Training Scheme (GMTS) was shortlisted in this year’s TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards.  


The GMTS is currently in its 60th year and gives top graduates the opportunity to become a successful leader in the NHS.


The awards celebrate the most popular graduate recruiters across 15 sectors of work from the public sector, to IT and retail. The scheme was recognised in the ‘The Most Popular Graduate Recruiter in the Public Sector’ category as a result of a national student vote which was carried out by international research organisation, Trendence.


Chris Lake, head of professional development at the Academy said: “Our Graduate Management Training Scheme attracts the most talented and committed graduates and supports them with the best development and experience to launch their career in the NHS.


“To have been shortlisted after receiving votes from students is brilliant news and shows how popular the scheme actually is. We know better leadership leads to better patient care, outcomes and experiences and we remain committed to developing leaders of the future.”


The GMTS recruits once every year in October, taking between 110-130 talented graduate trainees and giving them a chance to train in their chosen area from finance, general, health informatics, policy and strategy and human resources management. In the recent recruitment drive, more than 16,000 students registered their interest in the GMTS.


For more information about the Academy or its programmes have a look on our website or follow them on Twitter @NHSleadership

2 replies on “NHS Leadership Academy scheme shortlisted for national award”

  • Hi I have been offered to go on the ethnicity minority’s leader ship programme but it’s taken me a while to find this site please can I go to the one in Leeds

    Lindsey Herriot
    • Hello Lindsey,

      Thank you for getting in touch. The Leeds training days are still available for you to attend. A member of the programme team will be in touch with you shortly to discuss this further with you.

      Many thanks,

      James Marcus

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