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Posts in the 'Policy & Strategy' category

Emma Sterling
Posted by Emma Sterling, 12 Feb 2019 2017 intake
My last GMTS blog entry was almost two years ago. I’d say that is a testament to how engrossed I was in my second-year placements, studies, essays and eventually job hunting. I’ve since left the scheme and achieved a full-time post in NHS England’s Strategy Group. I’ve worked on a number of challenging projects including project management for the National Test Beds programme and policy work in the EU Transition Team.Reflecting on my time as a trainee, I’m fortunate to have lots of highlights...
Aditya Aggarwal
Posted by Aditya Aggarwal, 07 Feb 2018 2017 intake
Time has flown! For this blog post, I thought I would touch on interviews and a bit more regarding the scheme. Interviews are a daunting yet important process however interviews are a two way process. The organisation is trying to find out if the candidate is the right fit for the NHS, and the candidate should also be looking to understand if the organisation is right for them. One way to know if the NHS Graduate Management Scheme is right for you is to ask yourself, why you want to work in t...
Amy Fell
Posted by Amy Fell, 12 Jan 2018 2016 intake
Sixteen months into the scheme and I’m about a month into my final placement – how time flies when you’re having fun (sorry for the cliché). It has been a busy few months for the Policy and Strategy grads – from the end of September we’ve finished our second placement, begun our specialism-specific education with two weeks at Imperial College London, started and finished our Flexi placements, onto another week at Imperial and then returned to NHS England for our final placements (with a few e...
Laura Schubert
Posted by Laura Schubert, 21 Dec 2017 2017 intake
Starting the graduate scheme in September involved a lot of new beginnings for me. Here is a snapshot of some of the beginnings I have experienced over the last few months: A new city In August I moved to Leeds. I had initially hoped to be placed in London, but was offered a place on the scheme in Leeds (Yorkshire and Humber region). I grew up in the South West, and studied in Cambridge so venturing North seemed exciting. I found a house-share in Leeds on spareroom.com, and have been very luc...
Aditya Aggarwal
Posted by Aditya Aggarwal, 13 Dec 2017 2017 intake
My name is Aditya Aggarwal, and I am on the policy and strategy stream within the NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme. I studied Pharmacy at the University of East Anglia, in Norwich, and started on the graduate scheme after qualifying as a pharmacist in September 2017. Rather than following a clinical career, I felt my interests and strengths aligned more in a non-clinical management setting, having enjoyed the law aspects of the pharmacy degree. As such I chose to enter the world of NHS...