TARGETjobs black logo
Salary notes: 
Salary starts at £21,00 and rises to £29,000 in your third year
Job/scheme locations: 
South East (Central), South West
Type of opportunity: 
Graduate scheme
Application deadline: 

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

If you want to work in the NHS and believe that you can make a difference, our 3 year graduate 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 benefits package
  • 27 days annual leave and pension scheme
  • Study leave and full financial support
  • Help with securing your first job at the end of the scheme
  • Fully funded Professional accountancy qualification* (currently ACCA)

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 management, financial accounting, financial planning and audit.

Required Education, Skills and Qualifications


  • 2.2 degree or equivalent qualification eg AAT/NVQ with three years relevant work experience

Personal qualities:

  • Genuine desire to work in the NHS
  • Confident, 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


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

Remember to mention TARGETjobs when contacting employers!

More about this vacancy

Start date: 
September 2020
South East, South West
Number of vacancies: 
6 to 10
Pension scheme (with company contribution)
Days' holiday: 
Extra benefits: 
Study leave and full financial support, Training and events

Degree subjects accepted:

All degree subjects accepted
Degree requirements: 
Distinction, First, 2.1, 2.2
Skills required: 
Driving license prefered


Accepts applications from students / graduates requiring a work permit?: