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Looking for graduate opportunities? Would you like to be involved in shaping an important part of the NHS?

SCW runs a highly-regarded and well-established graduate management scheme. The scheme offers a unique opportunity for graduates to help transform the way health services work for patients and communities. Working together as a partner in the system across health and social care, we bring a unique mix of NHS and commercial experience. This combination supports our customers, partners, patients and service users to address and find solutions to challenges.  

Would you like to be involved in shaping an important part of the NHS?

Our graduate management scheme spans two years and offers candidates 'action-based learning' and professional development. The areas graduates work in range from Transformation, Consultancy, Business Intelligence, Finance, Workforce, Human Resources, and Information Governance, giving graduates the opportunity for hands-on business training.

Candidates will be aligned to a service line, spending time in a range of teams or projects related to, and interlinking with that service. This allows candidates to experience the breadth and depth of SCW services. All this will be teamed with an ongoing learning and development programme, including activities such as:

  • Masterclasses delivered by specialists within the organisation
  • Action learning sets
  • Meetings with a mentor and pastoral support
  • Activities relating to the wider healthcare economy, such as joint projects
  • Industry-specific professional qualifications (such as Agile Project Management).

Is the graduate scheme right for you?

SCW is a consultancy, service transformation, and professional services organisation. We are part of the NHS, supporting the NHS and other health and social sector organisations, and are looking to recruit candidates with leadership potential.

We have a breadth of expertise and capability to support our customers to adapt and transform services, supporting them through the most complex of challenges. We provide a range of services to our customers from Business Intelligence and Analytics, Corporate and Customer Finance, to Sales, Communications and Contract Management.

With this in mind, we are looking for applicants who will be able to grow their talents in areas such as programme management, data analytics, consultancy, service re-design, and transformation within the NHS environment.

Are you ambitious, committed and driven, keen to take the initiative and get things done in a resourceful and efficient manner?

If you're not sure this is for you, take our survey and find out.

Values matter to us, which is why we’re looking for aspirational, collaborative, insightful and respectful people who will help us achieve our vision and put patients first. Find out more about SCW values.

Find out more about what we're looking for:

How to apply

We are currently preparing for our 2022 applications, which will be managed through NHS jobs. Please bookmark this page and come back towards the end of January when applications open and more detail will be provided.

You will need to complete an application form and supporting statement. Your supporting statement will include examples of how you demonstrate our values and criteria from the job description. These can be from university, volunteering, work or home life.

In the meantime, hear our previous graduates' experiences of their time on the scheme.

What to expect

Successful graduates undertake a period of induction where they are introduced to SCW to get an understanding of how we operate and meet with key colleagues, grad alumni, and current grads. You will formally start the programme with a cohort of graduates.

After our corporate induction, you will then begin working with a specific department, starting your local induction and role. You will gain hands-on business experience, completing projects and pieces of work within each area. There is a huge amount that we at SCW need to achieve together, and this gives you the opportunity to challenge yourself and to thrive.

You will also spend time as a graduate management cohort. You will attend masterclasses to build your organisational knowledge and personal effectiveness, and will receive the benefit of an additional qualification such as Agile Project Management.

We pride ourselves on being an agile and flexible workforce, meaning much of your working week will be working remotely from home, with hybrid working in the future. We span a multitude of counties across the south of England.

Come and join us to explore how we support the diverse NHS family with a stretch for your developing career.

  • Competitive salary starting at Band 5 (minimum £24,907) full time with a generous pension scheme
  • 27 days annual leave rising to 33 after 10 years' service within the NHS
  • Stretch assignments and developmental support so you can grow your career
  • Support for your wellbeing through our SCW Thrive resources
  • Will be part of our graduate community
  • Flexible approach to agile/hybrid working
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee Assistance programme
  • Work-life balance that we believe is instrumental in your career success
  • Being part of an NHS organisation who's primary aim is to enable our customers to achieve the best possible outcomes for people, communities, and populations.

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