Graduate Management programme

January 24, 2019

Skills for Care is seeking people who have graduated from university in the last seven years to apply for a place on the Graduate Management programme.

Interested candidates can apply for the programme until 1st April 2019. The programme lasts one year and will begin in October 2019. Skills for Care is also interested in hearing from organisations who would like to be involved as a 'host' for the Graduate Management programme. Applications for this will open from 29th January and more details will be available on the dedicated web page.

The course has been developed in partnership with the NHS Leadership Academy, the Department of Health and Social Care and the sector’s employers.

The Graduate Management programme matches graduates with forward-thinking employers, offering experience in both social care and health settings. It fast-tracks graduates into leadership roles, teaching them the skills and knowledge to support them to become an effective leader and make a real impact on the lives of others.

Skills for Care Chief Executive, Sharon Allen said, 'The Graduate Management programme is a wonderful opportunity for graduates of all backgrounds to work in social care and health, with a clear pathway into leadership and management in a rewarding sector. We will be facing many challenges in the coming years, so having an injection of fresh-thinking and new ideas will help the sector support the most vulnerable people in our communities.

'Our graduates are identified through our values-based recruitment and selection process to ensure they have what it takes to succeed. Previous graduates have gone on to enjoy permanent roles in our sector, and I’m confident our new programme will produce some influential future leaders.'

Over the course of the year, graduates will contribute to the leadership and management of quality care across the sector and will achieve two fully-funded qualifications. They will acquire the right tools and knowledge to progress into strategic leadership roles.

The programme is open to graduates from any degree subject. They must:

  • Have graduated in the last seven years.
  • Have/will have at least a 2:2 degree by September 2019.
  • Have the right values and ambitions for a career in care.

Anyone who would like to apply to be on the Graduate Management programme or find out more about the course can visit the Skills for Care website where more details are available.

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