Graduate Management Trainee Scheme

Lewisham and Greenwich
Queen Elizabeth Hospital & University Hospital Lewisham, London
Competitive salary
12 Jun 2021
21 Jun 2021
Role Type
Start Date
We are seeking dedicated, motivated people to help us provide high quality care to our local communities. In return for your hard work, we offer well-established, structured mentoring and staff development packages to support you in your role.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third-party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post, you are agreeing to Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are appointed to a post information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system

Are you a motivated individual, with a desire to improve patient care by becoming an outstanding leader and a key member of our organisation?

Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust will be offering an internal graduate programme commencing September 2021. Successful recruits will join a 2.5 year Post-Graduate band 6 apprenticeship whilst working as part of the operational management team at Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust, learning what it takes to be an outstanding leader. This is a highly applied, blended learning education programme.

On successful completion you will have a role within LGT at a band 7 level and will have experienced the following:
  • 1 x 10 month operational placements covering all aspects of senior service management in the NHS
  • 1 x 10 month operational placements covering all aspects of junior service management in the NHS
  • 2 x 5 month agreed corporate placements including areas such as governance, finance or Quality Improvement.

The final placement will be agreed with your placement SRO (Senior Responsible Officer). Our schemes will offer you extensive NHS operational experience as well as a thorough understanding of the political, regional and population context.

Our vision at is to work together to provide high quality care for every patient, every day. Our staff put patients at the heart of everything they do - there is a genuine commitment to providing the best services we can for the local population

You will learn the fundamental of being a manager in the NHS at a time when we are faced with huge challenges and exciting opportunities for innovation and change.

Entry requirements for Senior Leader Level 7 apprenticeship:

 A mandatory requirement is evidence of attainment of English and Maths at Level 2 Functional Skills or GCSE Grade C and above
 2:1 first degree level qualification (or predicted 2:1 grade)
 3 A levels - Grades A - C or equivalent qualification
 Demonstrate management experience and application (from degree and /or other areas)

If you are a graduate who wants to work for the NHS and is committed to delivering excellent patient care then we would love to hear from you.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Kelly Lewis-Towler

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For vacancies where a high volume of applications are received, we reserve the right to close the post before the stated closing date. Please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Due to the volume of applications for some posts, it may not be possible for us to contact all applicants with the outcome of the shortlisting. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, you should assume that you have not been successful.

If you have a disability which makes completing an application form difficult please contact:

For substantive Non Clinical roles Non Medical Recruitment on 020 8836 5770; for Clinical roles at QEH Medical Staffing on 020 8836 6777/6749, Clinical roles at UHL call 020 8333 3215, 020 8333 3147, for Temporary Staffing roles, please contact Bank Recruitment Office on 020 8836 6825/5302, quoting the vacancy reference number.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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