Grad Programmes

Graduate Programmes

NHS Wales National Graduate Programmes

About NHS Wales

Every year, we make a difference to the lives of over three million people across Wales. As the largest employer in Wales, with over 97,000 employees, our colleagues operate across 350+ different professions from nursing, dentistry or therapies to IT, finance or support services; there’s a role for everyone. NHS Wales is made up of 13 organisations that includes seven Health Boards, three Trusts and three Special Authorities. Each organisation offers a number of services including primary, secondary, tertiary, community and corporate functions, working collaboratively within and across borders and public sector bodies.

As a complex organisation, we are guided and supported in all aspects of what we do by the Core Principles of NHS Wales - putting patients at the heart of everything we do, together with A Healthier Wales, Health and Social Care Workforce Strategy and Compassionate Leadership Principles for Health and Social Care in Wales.

We are living in uncertain times, where NHS Wales is facing complex and intensifying issues against a backdrop of calls to be more effective and efficient. It is an exciting time to be part of the family, and the challenges experienced during Covid-19 have shown that we are modern, creative, innovative, forward-thinking and dynamic.

We need a workforce who can anticipate future needs and think creatively to be able to meet the demands and deliver a world-class service required by the people in Wales.

Do you want to be part of changing the future of NHS Wales by making a difference?

NHS Wales General Graduate Management Programme

NHS Wales General Management Graduate Programme

Life changing for you and the people of Wales

Applications closed.
Application will reopen in 2022 for the 2023 intake.

A two-year programme that has been designed for aspiring future leaders of NHS Wales, gaining academic knowledge as well as a hands-on learning experience, based in placements across Wales in primary care, secondary care and corporate divisions. Trainees will undertake a fully funded Masters programme alongside work-based learning.
To be eligible, you need to have attained or be predicted to receive a minimum of a 2:2 in any degree discipline and have permission to work and live in the UK, without any restrictions.

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Finance Academy

Finance Academy

Applications are open and close on
Tuesday 27 October 2020.

A three-year Financial Management Scheme will stretch you and give you the opportunity to develop your financial management and leadership skills. You will study for a professional accountancy qualification through an intense development experience, learning to work alongside clinicians and other professionals.

If you are successful at application, you will be appointed to a finance role in NHS Wales for the duration of the scheme, with one or more of the NHS organisations in Wales.

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