NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme

The NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme forms part of the mandate that the Leadership Academy must deliver on behalf of NHS England.

Programme Scope/Aims:

The NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme (GMTS) is a national scheme with an annual intake of trainees and has been running since 1956. There have historically been 4 streams of the NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme. 

  • General Management Training Scheme began 1956.
  • Finance Management Training Scheme began 1963.
  • Human Resources Management Training Scheme began 2004.
  • Informatics Management Training Scheme began 2009.

These have now been joined by two new streams, currently only available in London and the North East and Yorkshire.

  • Policy & Strategy Management Training Scheme began 2016.
  • Health Analysis Management Training Scheme began 2017.

Thinking of hosting a Graduate Management Trainee?

We are delighted to confirm the next intake of NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme (NHS GMTS) trainees will be September 2024 and welcome NHS organisations to submit an application to host NHS GMTS trainee(s).

Applications are sought from systems or partner organisations which demonstrate provision of rotational placements across services, and organisational boundaries for health and social care.  We ask for a lead host organisation to submit the application on behalf of the partnership / system.

Organisations wishing to host trainees will need to submit a Application Form completed by 2nd February 2024. For more information, please contact the London team at [email protected] for access to application guidance documents.

Our Webinar Events

We will be running a number of information sessions in the coming months. These will provide an overview of the requirements for hosting a GMTS trainee and the application process. Please see dates and registration links below:

Date Time Link 
19/12/23 13:00 – 14:30 Register here 
21/12/23 10:00 – 11:30 Register here 
04/01/24 13:00 – 14:30 Register here 
05/01/24 10:00 – 11:30 Register here 
10/01/2410:00 – 11:30Register here
11/01/24 13:00 – 14:40 Register here 
16/01/24 11:30 – 13:00 Register here 
18/01/24 11:00 – 12:30 Register here 
24/01/2414:00 – 15:30Register here
25/01/24 11:30 – 13:00 Register here 

The London GMTS Team:

Non-urgent advice: Kashmira Sunni

Senior Manager – NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme

Kashmira currently works on the award winning Graduate Management Training scheme within London to source future leaders of the NHS. When Kashmira isn’t at work her passion is for acting and dancing and is a professional dancer with training in Indian Classical, Indian Folk, Ballet, Jazz and many other styles.

Non-urgent advice: Keith Whitburn – currently on secondment

Senior Manager – NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme

Keith has worked for the London Leadership Academy (in all its guises) since July 2016, with a background in Human Resources acquired through working in the commercial; further and higher education; government; housing; hospitality; NHS and not-for-profit sectors.

Non-urgent advice: Grace Masoapatali

GMTS Leadership Development Coordinator

Grace joins the Graduate Management Training Scheme in London with a varied background in Psychology and Human Resources. She has a keen interest in dynamic engagement with both individuals and organisations. Grace enjoys connecting with people and fostering new experiences.

Non-urgent advice: Dagmara Sobczuk

GMTS Leadership Development Administrator

Dagmara has been directly involved in numerous administrative procedures, national data, healthcare policy and public health projects. In her spare time she is a photography enthusiast and avid cyclist, and has participated in various cross country cycling events.