How do I apply for the GMTS?

All applications for the GMTS are currently made online via our website. Before you start your application, please use our Match me tool to make sure the scheme is right for you and check that you meet all the entry requirements.

How do I find out about my application’s progress?

As soon as you register with our online system, you’ll receive an email containing details of how to log in and keep up to date with your application. Each time you’re invited to the next stage of the process, you’ll receive your invitation via email and/or text.  Please make sure you opt into our SMS alert service when you start your online application.

We’ll also post regular updates about the scheme on both our Facebook page and Twitter page.

What is the timeline for applications for the September 2020 intake?

 Please note that applications for the September 2020 intake are now closed.



14 October 2019

Applications open for the September 2020 intake

You’ll have ten calendar days (including weekends) to complete five online tests.

If successful, you’ll be automatically invited for a video interview. You’ll have 10 calendar days to complete your video interview.

We strongly advise that you do not leave the tests or video interview until the last minute.

18 December 2019

Applications close for the September 2020 intake.

9 to 27 March 2020

GMTS Assessment Centre.

You’ll be required to book your date online and attend for one day.

May-June 2020

Successful candidates receive offers for a GMTS Trainee placement in their region

July-August 2020

Pre-employment checks for all candidates holding offers

21 September 2020

Official start date for GMTS September 2020 intake and welcome event

When do applications open and close for the September 2020 intake?

Applications for the September 2020 intake are now closed.

I am planning annual leave/I’m away during the start dates. What do I do?

Please give us the exact dates of your annual leave/holiday as soon as possible.

We will forward these to the GMTS Onboarding Team and to the Local Leadership Academies (LLA) so these can be considered when planning your placement and initial orientation.

When applying for the GMTS, it’s important to consider your commitment to the educational components as it’s not possible to change these dates or the induction event dates, and both of these are mandatory to attend.

Please avoid booking any annual leave until the education dates have been released as we are unable to move these dates and attendance is mandatory.

When is the start date for September 2020 intake?

The start date for September 2020 intake is 21 September 2020. If you’re applying to join the scheme in September, you’ll be required to start on this date.

We can’t delay GMTS start dates due to induction and academic requirements, so please make sure you carefully consider any required notice periods.

We’ll send offers for the September 2020 entry in May-June 2020, which gives you time to give notice and start the scheme on 21 September 2020.

Please check our social media and this website for details closer to the time for more details.