"As I’m working across three sites I have chosen to live in Winchester. Winchester is a beautiful place, so much history to explore, and the walks along the river (completely clear so you can see the fish) are beautiful. I would say the countryside and rivers around the city are the best bits for me." - Graduate Trainee


"Near the sea with great beaches. And close to a few cities like Bournemouth and Southampton." - Graduate Trainee


"It's a nice place, lots of greenery if you get out of town, and very cute and picturesque. London isn't too far away either if you want to go for a day trip or even a night out." - Graduate Trainee


“Thames Valley and Wessex has a really supportive and active leadership academy as well as being a wonderful place to live. Big cities, smaller towns or country villages - including some beautiful coastal areas. The public transport links are generally good and there is so much to do in the area.” - Graduate Trainee

Thames Valley & Wessex

  • There is a high proportion of CEOs from this area that are alumni from the Graduate Management Training Scheme – around six in total. This means there is a really great engagement locally in the scheme at a senior level. 

  • Active GMTS network with over 200 people across the area involved in the scheme, with quarterly networking events.

  • We have 3 ‘Vanguard’ sites with the New Models of Care, building the future described in the 5YFV – all have said they would give good exposure to GMTS trainees.

  • Thames Valley is known as the source of the river Thames, a centre for many blue-chip organisations. Thames Valley is home to the oldest University in the world, the signing of the Magna Carta and where the Enigma code was cracked. 

  • Wessex was originally an independent Kingdom with its own dialect. It is home to Stonehenge, the New Forest, Glastonbury and the Isle of Wight festivals.

  • You could be based anywhere in the area shown on the map above The region of Thames Valley and Wessex covers locations such as Oxfordshire, Slough, Isle of Wight, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire and Berkshire. The map shows the approximate position in the UK and transport links. Please choose your region carefully when making your application.