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1 NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme Rob Farace


3 Some BIG numbers… 1.3 million staff, working in more than 90 occupations and professions £100 billion budget 1.5 million people use the NHS every 36 hours Employing 1.3 million people and responsible for an annual budget of £100 billion - career opportunities really don’t get much bigger than with the NHS. No other graduate scheme can offer the complexity, challenge, and sheer scope of being part of an organisation that looks after 60 million people from their very first breath. Within the NHS there are hundreds of organisations – primary care trusts, acute trusts, foundation trusts, mental health trusts and others - each with their own management boards and budgets. And good management directly affects patient care. This is what makes a management career with the NHS such a uniquely powerful, life-enhancing proposition. And why we want to attract the brightest and best management talent to the NHS, to become our managers and leaders of the future.

4 The quality of leadership can make the single biggest difference as to whether organisations are high performing or not. “there is good evidence that better managed healthcare produces better results for patients” …and… “the key to improvement is better management of resources.” “good financial management arrangements are essential if NHS bodies are to meet their objectives and deliver effective healthcare to patients.” Why does the NHS need managers? Two Audit Commission reports have concluded that:

5 Or cut back on alcohol-related admissions to A&E?
What can we do to reduce the 22,000 deaths every year because of alcohol misuse? Or cut back on alcohol-related admissions to A&E? Become part of the NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme and you'll become part of something very special. Just to really bring the value of our Graduate Scheme to life - the current Chief Executive Officer, David Nicholson, was a product of the NHS Management Training Scheme. Consistently, the NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme scores very highly, and makes us one of the top Graduate recruiters. So for us getting the right candidates on board is essential. Equally for you making the right choice of employer is critical…

6 “More managers than beds?”
However you may have read in the press the criticism that there are more managers than beds in the NHS. This is not true! There is approximately one manager for every 36 staff or one manager for every £2.4 million of expenditure and there are 36,751 managers and senior managers in the NHS compared to 183,826 beds. Primarily we are here tonight to talk about our management training scheme however before we go into more detail on the management programme it’s worth pointing out the wider opportunities within the NHS….

7 Purpose of the Graduate Scheme
The scheme exists to grow highly skilled managers who have the potential to go on to achieve senior leadership positions to improve health and healthcare. What we are looking for are people who are passionate, driven and committed to improving health within the communities across the UK. Stress highlighted words – and stress that this is who we want to join us. NHS in the media – with continuous renewal and modernisation Over the past year the Graduate Schemes have also ‘gone under the microscope’. A number of changes to ensure that the graduates of today fit the needs of tomorrows health and health care service were recommended by a high level review. For our 2007 intake we are able to offer an enhanced package, a newly designed scheme that has the public and the patient at the heart of both learning and practice; that will ensure trainees from the different ‘function’/specailisms learn together building relationships and understanding of the functions/other managers for their future roles; (more about Core Experience and Specialist Foundation learning later.) That offers all trainees YES All including our finance trainees, the opportunity for a Flexi or Out-Of-Box experience (more about that later.) Innovations for 2007 also include the principles of Lean Thinking – a tool currently being promoted in-service to increase efficient, productivity and performance e.g.unfold the brochure and talk through it. The brochure is hassle free all information required is contained on one A4Sheet (demonstration) Other ‘waste’ (time, manpower and cost) in our 2006 systems have been reviewed, whilst improving the quality of our service to you innovations through the introduction of e.g. On-line selection Tools, Choose and Book for Selection events (more about that later.) as enhancements will provide a slick service, with a customer-led ethos.

8 NHS Graduate Scheme One scheme comprising core learning and development elements with specialist management threads in: General management (90 places, 24 months) Finance management (65 places, 31 months) Human resources management (65 places, 24 months) Informatics management (20 places, 24 months) Years 1 and 2 intense ‘on scheme’ structured development (two years for general, HR and informatics; two and a half years for finance) At the end of the scheme if you stay with the NHS in a permanent post, your development will be supported for a further two years One scheme with four specialisms Two-year intensive programme Plus an additional two years’ support in your first permanent NHS management position

9 Specialist qualifications for our leaders
HR specialism PgDip in HRM & Graduate CIPD Over two years, with option to access an additional learning fund in years three and four Finance specialism CIMA - CIPFA Over two and a half years, with qualification completed in years three and four General management PgDip Heath and Public Leadership Informatics specialism PgDip /MSc Healthcare Informatics Human resources management Informatics management Finance management General management

10 Structure of the scheme

11 Consortium of education and development providers
Specialist programmes; General management; Public Leadership Development Consortium Finance; BPP Professional Education Human resources; Middlesex University Business School Core Experiential Learning; The Kings Fund Cross Specialism Action learning Sets; People Opportunities

12 Our Values Patients Staff Public
The NHS is proud of its staff, but our values recognise the special relationship we have with our patients and the public. We all have a vested interest in making the NHS the best it can be, because all of us and our families rely on the NHS in so many ways. Ensuring we recruit the most able people to become NHS managers helps to ensure services for patients continue to improve.

13 Our Leaders Innovation Transformation Passion
Our managers, as leaders of the NHS, share our values. This comes through in the passion they demonstrate; the innovations they work to implement as part of a talented team; and the transformations they achieve. The NHS is known for its great work-life balance, staff support and a great pension. As such a huge organisation, there’s a variety of roles that you can do which I find really exciting.” Nikkie Foster- General Management stream

14 Our scheme’s successes
NHS Graduate Scheme currently 5th in Times Top 100 Graduate Employers, ahead of Ernst & Young, Marks and Spencer, Google, IBM and BT The scheme is also the Top Public Service Recruiter, ahead of the Civil Service and the BBC No 1 - General Scheme & HR Scheme rated by undergraduates wanting General or HR Training Schemes, Times High Flier Report 2005, HR Employer of Choice 2008 Supported from the very top; three of the last four Chief Executives of the NHS are ex-trainees Our new informatics management programme has already won an award

15 Some of our trainee’s successes
11 NHS finance trainees were recently included in the CIMA top 10 world rankings NHS finance trainees’ average exam marks are regularly 40% above the CIMA national published average “these really are exceptional results which highlight the quality of graduates on the scheme” - Dame Yve Buckland, Chair, NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement

16 Will the 91% increase in oil prices have an
How will the panic in world financial markets affect the health of the nation? Will the 91% increase in oil prices have an effect on our supply of medicines? Will the higher cost of living lead to a lower standard of living? How will the credit crunch affect the provision of healthcare services in the UK? NHS managers are already grappling with the implications of turbulence in the world’s financial markets for the NHS. Not only does the NHS touch everyone’s lives, but we also have to be flexible and innovative in reacting to and dealing with factors that could affect the services we deliver. Become part of the NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme and you'll become part of something very special. And you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing you are making a real difference.

17 What you will get from us
World class, leading edge organisation Competitive graduate salary plus expenses 27 days annual leave + bank holidays Post graduate education package (50 days) Opportunity to buy a laptop for only £100 Opt-in contributory pension package Fixed term two-year contract Challenges across England Opportunities to meet NHS managers and trainees throughout recruitment A scheme with an established reputation for success

18 What we need from you Minimum 2:2 degree, any discipline
Ownership of your career Decision making Passion and work ethos aligned to NHS values Integrity, commitment and energy Patient-centred approach Diverse NHS Outstanding leadership potential

19 What happens next? The recruitment process
Stage one Application and on-line testing Closing Date: late December 2009. Stage two Interview Mid January to Feb 2010 Stage three 24-hour National Leadership Challenge Warwick, 1st March to 11th March 2010

20 With 1. 3 million employees and 1
With 1.3 million employees and 1.5 million patients travelling to and from NHS facilities every day, it’s no wonder that 5% of the UK’s transportation related carbon emissions are attributable to the organisation. So how can we protect the health of our nation, without damaging the health of our planet? How can Europe’s largest single organisation reduce its impact on UK carbon emissions? On our Graduate Management Training Scheme you’ll receive the training and development you need to prepare this world-class organisation for the demands of the future. Whether you choose to work in Finance, HR, General or Informatics Management.



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