Join our Graduate Management Scheme and be the difference

Our two-year* Graduate Management Scheme has been specially designed to give you exposure to all areas of the organisation. You will get hands-on experience and mentoring from colleagues at all levels of the Trust, whilst completing a qualification in leadership and management.


During your two year Graduate Management Scheme, you will be enrolled on to an apprenticeship with one of our local providers for the duration of the scheme. This will allow you to achieve the qualification above whilst still being able to benefit from both a strategic and operational placement within the Trust.


*The course is two years in length plus up to 4 month transitional support period.

Why join the UHBW Graduate Management Scheme?

  • A competitive starting salary of £33,706 (Subject to change following national NHS pay review)
  • Qualification in Leadership and Management
  • We understand that life is not all about work, so in return for your hard work and dedication you will benefit from 27 days annual leave (increasing on length of service) plus bank holidays
  • Industry leading pension scheme
  • Access to a multitude of local and national NHS Benefits and Discounts
  • Employment opportunities within the Trust and wider healthcare sector


What will I be doing?

The scheme is split into 2 years. During your first year placement, you will be working with operational divisions and specialty teams working in roles such as Deputy Performance and Operations Manager. In this placement, you will cover things like :

  • Line Management
  • Departmental Performance
  • Risk Management
  • Planned and Emergency Care

In the second year of placement, you will work with multidisciplinary teams involving strategic planning with focus to gain Program Management experience. In this placement, you will cover things like:

  • Project and Program Management
  • Governance
  • Strategic planning and Management

The scheme will help you to develop a strong foundation to go on to a leadership role in the future. You may find the job description useful to understand more about your roles and responsibilities before deciding whether to apply.

Eligibility for UHBW’s Graduate Management Scheme

Our values and behaviours are central to everything we do, you will need to evidence that you believe in what we are trying to achieve as a trust, you will be supportive, able to collaborate with colleagues, be respectful of others around you and be able to use innovative thinking to effectively solve problems

As part of the graduate management scheme here at UHBW, you will be enrolled onto an apprenticeship with one of our local providers (this will be confirmed at point of offer). In order to qualify for the apprenticeship you will need to meet the below criteria:

  • Over the age of 16
  • A degree at 2:2 or above
  • Have resided in the UK or EU for the last consecutive 3 years
  • You cannot hold a qualification at similar or higher level in the same field
  • You cannot be on an existing funded programme

If you are unsure whether you will be eligible for an apprenticeship programme, please contact and our team will be able to look into this with our in-house education team.

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Once you have successfully found a position you wish to apply for, you need to make sure your application does you justice and provides you with the best possible chance of getting an interview. This means reading the job description and person specification and taking time over your application demonstrating your skills and experience.

How good a match are you?

All employers will be judging how well your application matches the ‘person specification’ for the position you are applying for. The applicants who closely match the person specification will be the ones that are shortlisted for interview.

You will need to demonstrate that you do have the skills and experience as set out within the person specification and provide clear examples within the supporting information section.

Complete all the parts of the form!

Read the instructions within the advertisement and application form very carefully and make sure that you complete all the sections of the application form. The information you give in the ‘application for employment’ section will be used to decide if you should be shortlisted for interview.

The ‘personal information’ and ‘monitoring information’ sections will not be used for shortlisting, but will be kept for administrative purposes only.

Provide good supporting information.

The ‘supporting information’ section is your opportunity to sell yourself therefore make sure you use it to your advantage. You  should:

  • Include any information here that has not been covered elsewhere on the form.
  • Be clear and concise, give specific examples of how you meet the essential criteria.
  • Simple reading formats (bullet points are good, long sentences could be less impactful).
  • Demonstrate why you would be suitable and how you meet the person specification.
  • Convince the recruiter that you have the required skills, knowledge and experience.
  • Be sure to identify any employment gaps

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Application Process

Apply today: 

Application closes on 12th May 2023.

Please note the advert  is highly likely to close early due to the high volume of expected applications. We urge you to apply early to avoid disappointment.

If successful you will be asked to complete an online assessment (also known as a psychometric test) . This will be sent to you with full instructions.

Final interview

Successful candidates will be invited to an assessment centre. This may be virtual which will be confirmed at time of interview invite.

Graduate Scheme starting date

The start date for the graduate scheme is planned for September 2023 however the start date will be confirmed nearer the time.