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NHS Graduate Financial Management Training Scheme – Ethical Finance Career

We are looking for influential individuals who want a career in finance, delivering deeper value for money in an everchanging organisation.

If you want to work in the NHS and believe that you can make a difference, our 3 year training scheme based on work placements in a variety of healthcare organisations within your region offers outstanding development opportunities which will challenge you and reward you every day.

What you can expect from the scheme:

  • Career development from day one
  • Peer support and development with other trainees
  • Salaried role with full benefis package
  • 27 days annual leave and pension scheme
  • Study leave and full fiancial support
  • Help with securing your first job at the end of the scheme
  • Fully funded Professional accountancy qualifiation* (currently ACCA)

The Role:

  • NHS Financial Management Trainee
  • Full Time, 37 ½ hours per week, Monday – Friday
  • Circa £20,000 rising to a minimum of £28,000 in the third and final year of the scheme. Salaries for senior finance professionals range from around £30-£95k, and Directors of Finance can earn over £100k.
  • Start date: 2 September 2019


  • 2.2 degree or equivalent qualification eg AAT/NVQ with three years relevant work experience
  • Excellent numerical, writing, computer literacy (including excel), oral and presentation skills
  • Genuine desire to work in the NHS
  • Confient, positive outlook with a ‘can do’ attitude
  • High Energy, initiative and motivated to succeed
  • Excellent Communicator
  • Flexibility
  • Hardworking
  • Drive and ambition to become a Director of Finance

Key Responsibilities

Trainees will be placed within the finance functions of both Commissioning and Provider NHS Organisations within their allocated health economy and will gain experience in a broad range of finance including, financial services, financial benefits management, financial accounting, financial planning and audit.


  • Annual leave of 27 days plus 8 public holidays
  • Generous study leave and exam leave
  • Contributory pension scheme, inflation linked
  • Fullly funded professional accounting qualifiation (ACCA)
  • Three year training contract
  • Access to a wide range of training and development events
  • Networking opportunities with senior finance staff
  • Ethical career choice

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