Match Me

Please pick one statement below which you agree with the most.
  • Consider the extent to which you’re motivated by other key aspects of the role. You might not be working directly with patients but we’ll all be working together towards the ultimate vision of improving patient experience and safeguarding the NHS. You’ll also complete at least one formal qualification alongside working full time.
  • You’re right; we’ve won awards for being one of the top Graduate recruiters. However, our scheme is a bit different to other graduate schemes out there. Working within the NHS means we’ll all be working together towards the ultimate vision of improving patient experiences and safeguarding the NHS. You’ll also complete at least one formal qualification alongside working full time.

    Think about whether these two aspects will motivate you on a day-to-day basis. We’d encourage you to explore our website further to find out exactly what the scheme will involve.
  • If you’re motivated by learning and developing, you’re like to enjoy the role. As well as the formal academic qualification, you’ll also go through a number of training opportunities to improve your skills.

    However, consider the extent to which you also value improving patient outcomes and safeguarding the NHS. You might not be working directly with patients but you’ll need to keep them at the centre of everything you do.
  • That’s great! Regardless of which specialism you’re working in, we’ll all be working together towards the ultimate vision of improving patient experience and safeguarding the NHS. You might not be working directly with patients but if you’re motivated by this you’re likely to enjoy the job. The academic and professional learning opportunities will also be a strong focus in the role, so think about how much this will motivate you.
  • Previous graduates have worked on projects like improving the quality of care in specific hospital wards or analysing how to keep costs down when running an ambulance service. Does this sound like you?
  • We’re looking for individuals like you to make the most out of the scheme. Sometimes you may be asked to volunteer to work on projects, or put yourself forwards for additional learning and networking opportunities. If you’re proactive and want to stretch yourself, you’re likely to enjoy the scheme.
  • The more you put into the scheme, the more you’ll get out. Sometimes you’ll be asked to volunteer to get involved in projects or put yourself forward for additional learning and networking opportunities. If you’re proactive and seek out opportunities and challenges you’re more likely to stretch yourself. Ask yourself how you’d maximise the experience you could gain from the scheme.
  • For example, you could find yourself working within hospital wards or shadowing staff to gain an understanding of what it’s like to work on the front line in hospitals.
  • If you enjoy variety, you’re likely to enjoy the scheme as you’ll be able to easily adapt to different working hours and environments.
  • On the scheme you’ll find yourself having to adapt to different schedules and working environments. Think about how comfortable you’d feel with this.
  • On the scheme you’ll find yourself having to adapt to different schedules and working environments. How comfortable would you be with this variety?
  • For example, you’ll complete a CIPD, CIPFA, Postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare Leadership or Health Informatics.
  • You’re right; this is a challenging but vital part of the scheme. Think about how you’ll manage working full time, studying and also maintaining a healthy work life balance. Our Finance stream is the most academically demanding, so if you’re interested in this stream, think carefully about how comfortable you’ll be with this part of the role.
  • Studying a professional qualification is a core part of the training scheme. If you’ll enjoy stretching yourself academically while working full time, you’re likely to enjoy this part of the role. Our Finance stream is the most academically demanding, so you might be particularly well suited to this stream.
  • All our graduates will need to complete their professional qualifications. Studying while working full time can be challenging and you’ll need to be comfortable managing multiple conflicting priorities. Ask yourself how you’ll manage this and what impact this might have on your social and personal life. In particular, our Finance stream is the most academically demanding, so you may not be well suited to this stream.
  • The complexity and vastness of the NHS means that every organisation will be really different in terms of the teams, office culture, challenges and tasks to complete. You may also be working in a placement outside of the NHS. You’ll need to be comfortable with change and adapt quickly to new organisations and working environments. How do you feel about this?
  • All our graduates will need to complete their professional qualifications. Studying while working full time can be challenging and you’ll need to be comfortable managing multiple conflicting priorities. Ask yourself how you’ll manage this and what impact this might have on your social and personal life. In particular, our Finance stream is the most academically demanding, so you may not be well suited to this stream.
  • Change is a large part of the role, so being open to change is critical for success. It may be worth thinking about situations where you’ve been faced with change and how you found it. As the NHS itself is constantly changing, have a think about whether dealing with change is something you would enjoy in the long term.
  • Change is a large part of the role, so adapting to new environments is critical for success. It’s worth thinking about whether you’d enjoy this part of the scheme. As the NHS itself is also constantly changing, have a think about whether this is something you would enjoy in the long term.
  • Your mentor will always be available if you need any support or advice. However, if you were to demonstrate a proactive approach and ask your placement manager if you could attend some meetings, you’d learn more about the organisation. Putting yourself forward for different opportunities will widen your development and experience on your placement. If you’re inquisitive and eager to learn, you’ll get more out of the scheme. At times you may have to be self-motivated and actively seek out the next challenge.
  • While you’ll need to study for your qualification, remember that during your work hours you’ll be required to complete your day-to-day tasks. If you were to demonstrate a proactive approach and ask your Placement Manager if you could attend some meetings, you could learn more about the organisation. Putting yourself forward for different opportunities like this will widen your development and experience on your placement. If you’re inquisitive and eager to learn, you’ll get more out of the scheme.
  • By demonstrating a proactive approach like this and putting yourself forward for different opportunities, you’ll be able to widen your experience and learning on the scheme. It sounds like you’ll be self-motivated and actively seek out the next challenge, which is great! If you’re inquisitive and eager to learn, you’ll get more out of the scheme.
  • On a day-to-day basis you’ll be meeting with many different people, from patients, to doctors, to the chief executive of the organisation you’re working in. The NHS is a diverse organisation and you’ll need to promote this diversity through an understanding of individual differences. As this is a key part of the role, have a think about how you’d manage this and how you’d try to understand others’ perspectives.
  • Perfect! The NHS is a diverse organisation. You’ll be meeting different people on a day-to-day basis; a typical day might see you meeting with patients, doctors, and then the chief executive of the organisation. Having an understanding of different perspectives will help you when you’re meeting different people in the role.
  • You’ll be meeting different people on a day-to-day basis; a typical day might see you meeting with patients, doctors, and then the chief executive of the organisation. The NHS is a diverse organisation; take some time to think about how you might try to understand different perspectives and needs of others.
  • Our graduates will all be future leaders; so we’re looking for you to think outside the box and improve what we do. Sometimes others may not be as enthusiastic or positive about these changes. However, you’ll need to demonstrate resilience and confidence to lead improvements within the organisation. Have a think about how you’ll get others on board to help us drive and embrace change.
  • Great! Taking an approach like this will help others get on board with any changes you suggest and lead improvements within the organisation. We’re looking for forward thinkers who will be the future leaders of the NHS. We want our graduate trainees to drive forward change and improvements, and increase savings.
  • If you take this approach, you’re likely to come across even more resistance from others on the frontline and could experience difficulties in your placement. While we want you to look for ways to drive and embrace change, you’ll need to be more collaborative in your approach in order to create a vision for others and gain buy-in. Often you’ll be working with others who will have valuable knowledge and you’ll need to be humble in your approach to get them on board.
  • Resources can sometimes be scarce or limited, but you’ll need to work with what you have available to achieve the best possible outcome and deliver quality outputs. Have a think about how you might feel when faced with limited resources and how you might work around this to deliver the outputs required.
  • Resources can sometimes be scarce or limited, but it’s really positive if you’re willing to work with what you have available to achieve the best possible outcomes and deliver quality outputs.
  • On every placement, you’ll have support from a placement manager who will be working with you. You’ll also be paired up with a mentor and a buddy who will be available for any advice you might need. However, you’ll have a great deal of autonomy on the scheme, and will need to take responsibility for your own work. Have a think about how you might feel working independently on the scheme.
  • Perfect! Of course you’ll always have support on the Scheme. You’ll have support from a placement manager who will be working with you. You’ll also be paired up with a mentor and a buddy who will be available for any advice you might need. However, if you’re comfortable working independently and taking responsibility, you’re likely to enjoy the role.
  • On every placement, you’ll have support from a placement manager who will be working with you. You’ll also be paired up with a mentor and a buddy who will be available for any advice you might need. However, you’ll have a great deal of autonomy on the scheme. Think about how you might feel when having to work independently or taking responsibility for difficult decisions on a day-to-day basis.
  • For example, if you network with others, you can develop contacts and build relationships right from the start, which can help you get the most out of the Scheme.
  • Perfect; networking is vital for the Scheme and will really help you. You may not see other graduate trainees on a day-to-day basis but if you can establish a strong network with them, you can share knowledge, experiences and advice. Also, building contacts means that you gain exposure to interesting projects, to give you the best possible experience.
  • Networking with others is vital for the Scheme and will really help you. You may not see other graduate trainees on a day-to-day basis but if you can establish a strong network with them, you can share knowledge, experiences and advice. Also, building contacts means that you gain exposure to interesting projects, to give you the best possible experience.
  • Networking with others is really important for the Scheme. You may not see other graduate trainees on a day-to-day basis but if you can establish a strong network with them, you can share knowledge, experiences and advice. In addition, building contacts means that you gain exposure to interesting projects, to give you the best possible experience. Have a think about how you’d feel about this aspect of the role on a day-to-day basis.
  • Our placements are based across the country and whilst individuals often get their first choice location, this is not guaranteed. To get the best possible experience you may need to work elsewhere. You’ll also need to travel frequently on the scheme. So, if you’re flexible on location that’s great. For more information on regions you can specify, please see our map
  • Our placements are based across the country. Individuals often get their first choice location but this is not guaranteed. You’ll also need to travel frequently on the scheme. Think about whether you’d be comfortable with this. For more information on regions you can specify, please see our map
  • Fantastic! The role may be challenging at times but remember you won’t be expected to know everything from the start and will have support in place to help you along the way. If you’re willing to challenge yourself you’re likely to develop more and start a fantastic career.
  • The role may be challenging but you won’t be expected to know everything from the start, and will have support in place to help you along the way. Sometimes the best way to learn and develop is to put yourself in challenging situations. Have a think about how much you’ll enjoy this aspect of the role, what you’ll find challenging and how you might overcome these challenges.
  • The role is likely to be challenging day-to-day. Of course you won’t be expected to know everything from the start and will have support to help you along the way. However, it’s worth thinking about how you might deal with challenges you’ll face every day in the role. If you’re not comfortable with this you’re unlikely be suited to this scheme.
  • This display of honesty and taking responsibility is well suited to the NHS. Acknowledging when you don’t know something and being accountable for delivering on your work are key aspects of working effectively and professionally. It’s particularly important on this Scheme because you’ll have new responsibilities, and over-confidence or a lack of ownership can lead to mistakes.
  • Professionalism is a crucial part of working for the NHS. In a situation like this, it would be important for you to show honesty, admit your mistake and take responsibility for delivering work in line with what’s required. If you decide to apply for the Scheme, consider how comfortable you would feel with this level of honesty and ownership.
  • We’re firm believers in teamwork and seeking support from colleagues on this Scheme, but it’s important to take ownership for your own area of responsibility. If you join the Scheme, it’s important you’re accountable for your work – and if you make a mistake, you’ll need to face it head on.
  • Make sure that you give this thorough consideration before applying for the Scheme. It’s really important that anyone interested in working in the NHS is comfortable “going the extra mile” to help us succeed.
  • Within the NHS, we aim to provide the highest quality outputs and deliver the best possible service to patients. It’s vital that all our staff are willing to “go the extra mile” and put in the required work to make this happen. Make sure you think this through before applying for the Scheme.
  • Fantastic! We really value individuals who want to “go the extra mile” and do whatever they can to deliver the best outcomes for the NHS and its patients. We encourage you to carry this spirit and mindset forward if you’re successful in the Scheme.
  • The NHS Constitution for England is central to the way we work in the NHS and is essential reading for anyone considering our Scheme. It’s vital that you read and understand it so that it informs your responses during our various selection exercises. For more information about the Constitution, click here. (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-nhs-constitution-for-england/the-nhs-constitution-for-england)
  • The NHS Constitution for England is central to the way we work in the NHS and is essential reading for anyone considering our Scheme. It’s vital that you read and understand it so that it informs your responses during our various selection exercises. For more information about the Constitution, click here. (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-nhs-constitution-for-england/the-nhs-constitution-for-england)
  • It’s good that you have some knowledge of the NHS Constitution. Make sure you spend more time studying and understanding it before you go any further with your application. As you move through the Scheme, think about how you can demonstrate the values of the Constitution and how they will motivate you in your everyday work. For more information about the Constitution, click here. (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-nhs-constitution-for-england/the-nhs-constitution-for-england)
  • This is good to hear! We’re looking for individuals who live and breathe the NHS Constitution and recognise just how important it is to patients, the public and our staff. Throughout your application, think about how you can demonstrate the values of the NHS Constitution and how you’ll apply them to your everyday work. For more information about the Constitution, click here. (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-nhs-constitution-for-england/the-nhs-constitution-for-england)
  • Alert: Applications open 4th October 2021