NHS North East and Yorkshire Leadership Academy

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Graduate Training

NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme (GMTS)

GMTS is hosted by the NHS Leadership Academy.

The NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme is a multi-award winning fast-track to NHS leadership for graduates; ranked amongst the Top 4 leadership development programmes in the UK. GMTS is long standing, highly respected, national scheme with Alumni of the scheme now working across the NHS. Most notably, four of the last five NHS Chief Executives and the Chief Executive of NHS England are Alumni of the scheme.

GMTS offers a fast-track blended learning experience, consisting of rotational work placements across the NHS, professional qualifications, as well as personal learning and development.

In 2019/2020, GMTS started expanding its annual intake from 200 to 500 trainees - the biggest expansion undertaken in the history of the scheme. As part of the expansion GMTS has migrated to a co-funding model, where costs are shared between the NHS Leadership Academy and host organisations.

Currently there are two intakes of trainees each year, starting the Scheme in March and September.

If you are interested in hosting a trainee, find out more here: 

Host a trainee

If you are interested in hosting a flexi placement, find out more here: 

Host a flexi placement

If you are interested in support for trainees, find out more here: 

Support for trainees

If you are interested in applying to become a Graduate trainee, please visit the national GMTS website for further information.

Meet our GMTS Intakes

Click on the short videos below to meet some of our graduates and find out more about them, why they joined the scheme and what they hope to achieve.