Management Training Scheme (MTS)


FAQs

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General FAQs

    The roles can be challenging, however, we support all NHSScotland staff by ensuring our values are promoted and adhered to. As an organisation we are proactive about staff engagement and improving the staff experience. In addition, you will have a mentor, coach, line manager and also the scheme manager who will ensure that you are well supported and equipped to carry out the roles successfully.


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    Funding permitting, we will be recruiting for general trainees as a minimum and may also be recruiting for financial trainees.


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    You may be asked to work anywhere in NHS Scotland during the duration of the three year training scheme.


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    Yes, however, we have had some trainees who have applied for permanent posts in year 3. We would encourage trainees to complete their training wherever possible.


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    The aim of the elective is to offer you exposure to an extremely different culture. This may be in other places within the board you are allocated to but trainees have also gone to the World Health Organisation and other organisations out with NHS Scotland. We will support you and challenge you because we know you will respond positively to this stretch but this will be done in a way to support you to achieve this.


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    NHSScotland is a large, complex organisation, employing 160 000 people over multiple sites across the country. You will have the opportunity to gain work experience across different areas and experience vastly different cultures in workplaces incorporating a number of different professions. However, our focus is to work in partnership and collaborate across boundaries and organisations Including health and care.


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    Yes, the minimum criteria is a 2:2, then you are chosen based on your application assessment and interview performance. However, you won’t be prioritised for having a higher level of qualification.


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    Yes, we have offered places to recent graduates and those who have graduated several years ago.


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    No, you're required to have the right to work in the UK before you can apply.


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    Yes, but you should be able to demonstrate an interest in how the health service works.


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    The MSc we offer will largely be health related which may be different to your current one. We do prefer you to do some sort of formal study, perhaps up to a PG dip level if you choose not to study an MSc.


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    Once we have selected the preferred candidates we will ask you to select your preferred location and then allocate depending on preference and availability of opportunities. However you should be aware that there may be more applicants that posts in your preferred location and you could be offered posts in alternative locations as a result.


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    Usually around 9 months. In the finance scheme, you may be required to carry out two or more roles during the placement to provide a good all-round experience of finance and accounting roles within NHSScotland.


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    Be really clear about why you want to apply for a job in NHS in Scotland. Ensure you have thought about what is important to you and why you specifically want to apply for a fast track post in NHS Scotland. If you can demonstrate this it will stand out in your application. A generic ‘cut and paste’ from multiple applications will also stand out.


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    Yes, the majority go on to permanent employment. 18/22 of our current Chief Executives were management trainees.


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    Yes as long as it is relevant to your role in NHSScotland.


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