NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme – 2017 Grads Flexi Placement Proposal Presentations

The NHS Graduate Scheme flexi placement provides an opportunity for each trainee to gain experience of an organisation other than their planned NHS accredited work placements.  The aspiration is that the trainee, and the wider NHS will benefit from eight weeks spent in a flexi placement.

There are no constraints on the type of organisation in which the flexi placement takes place and graduates can build their experience in an NHS organisation, as part of the voluntary sector, or in the public sector or private sector - the organisation is not required to be related to health. Ideally the placement should be specialism specific - although this is not always the case, for example finance trainees can sometimes do more general placements in order to sign off particular competencies.

The flexi placement is a trainee led and owned experience.  Trainees are encouraged to research and set up their own flexi placements.  The trainee's Programme Manager is responsible for supporting this process and providing advice where necessary.

Trainees must present their proposed Flexi Placement to a panel of EMLA representatives, One Senior Leader and GMTS alumni for approval.  The proposal should:-

  • Offer a learning experience that stretches and challenges the individual and have a strong focus on the trainee's personal development plan and specialism competencies, highlighting their personal objectives.
  • Exhibit opportunities for transferable knowledge and learning which can be brought back to the NHS.


Who should attend:

The 2017 General Management, HR and Informatics trainees will be presenting their proposals to a panel on the 6th June, 2018.

The location is:

The East Midlands Leadership Academy,
The Institute of Mental Health,
University of Nottingham Innovation Park,
Triumph Road,

For more information please email EastMidlands.LeadershipAcademy@nottshc.nhs.uk or call the office on 0115 748 4277 and ask to speak to the programme lead.