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Graduate Management Training Scheme

The Graduate Management Training Scheme at The New Foscote Hospital is a fundamental element of our talent management initiative. It aims to ensure that high potential individuals are developed and retained so that they can help to consolidate, and build upon, our reputation as a private boutique private hospital. 

We have now closed the application process for the 2021 position, but please come back to view our 2022 opportunities.

Graduate Management Training Scheme 2021 - 2023

The Graduate Management Training Scheme aims to develop high potential individuals into future leaders over a two-year period. Trainees will undertake six placements in departments across the hospital over a 12 month period where they will be mentored by a senior member of each team. After the six placements, the trainee will experience a hands-on week with four of our Clinical Managers, and then deliver three projects over a further three-month period, before specialising in one or two original departments for their remaining 8 months.

The training scheme is overseen by the Head of People, Culture & Talent, who will meet with trainees for a one-to-one discussion at every key transition and milestone to check on their progress and reflect on the next steps in their personal development, as well as providing pastoral support and further learning and development opportunities. On a day-to-day basis, the scheme is managed by the relevant head of department.

The training element of the scheme is provided mainly through practical, on-the-job experience and trainees are free to discuss their development needs with their placement manager or the Head of People, Culture & Talent. The duration of the scheme can be flexible so if the ideal job opportunity comes up before the two-year period you can discuss options for applying to it with the Scheme Director.

Key Details

You will spend two months in each of the following departments on rotation in your first year before specialising for a further eight months in 1 or 2 of your choice.

  • Estates
  • Finance
  • Governance
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing
  • Patient Pathway

In the second year, you will deliver three strategic projects within some of the following departments, spending a month on each.

  • Endoscopy
  • Outpatients
  • Physiotherapy
  • Radiology
  • Theatre
  • Ward

Examples of training courses available at The New Foscote Hospital’s Learning & Development Centre include:

  • Safer Recruitment
  • Managing Groups and Teams
  • Conflict Management
  • Mental Health
  • Information Governance
  • GDPR
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Infection Prevention Control
  • Emergency First Ai

  • The first-year starting salary is from £20,000.
  • There are 33 days of annual leave, as well as a company pension service and employee discounts.
  • Friends and family discounts on hospital procedures.
  • Discounts and cashback on personal purchases from a wide variety of online, high street stores via a Blue Light Card.


Applications open

The opening date for applications is Monday 7 June 2021.

How to apply

Applicants must have the right to work in the UK.

To apply to the scheme, application forms can be downloaded from here

All applications must be completed on the official application form.

CVs will not be considered.

Applications close

The closing date for applications is 17.00 on Wednesday 7 July 2021.

Once the application window has closed applicants will be shortlisted via screening and a small number, typically up to 15, will be invited for interview. We receive a very high number of applications every year. To make sure your application stands out, you need to demonstrate how you meet the person specification.


Invitations to interview are likely to be sent in the second week of July. Interviews are likely to be held in the last two weeks beginning Monday 19 July 2021. Interviewees will be asked to complete a series of group and individual exercises in addition to a panel interview.

Application Outcome

Applicants who attended interview will be informed by Friday 6th August 2021 if they have been successful.

First day at The New Foscote Hospital

Successful applicants will start the Graduate Management Training Scheme on Wednesday 15th September 2021. All trainees take part in the Welcome Programme, a series of events and training which introduce them to the hospital and their first placement

For more information, please see the Graduate Management Training Scheme Application Pack. 

To apply, please go to our GMTS Application page

For further details, contact our Human Resources Department on 01295 574605