Graduate scheme

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National Graduate Management Training Scheme

If you're looking to start your career in care and have a degree in any subject, then you qualify to apply for our National Graduate Management Training Scheme.

It aims to bring people with the right core values into the social care sector. It doesn’t matter what you studied or whether you have any experience working in care, if you have a passion for taking care of other people, we want to hear from you. 

Succesful candidates receive support from a designated placement supervisor and Skills for Care. You will be invited to network with the other graduates on the scheme and be given significant help to develop yourself into a social care leader. 

This scheme matches those who apply to a social care organisation where we think you can make a real difference.

This is a management scheme, so you will be placed in a position of relative responsibility and authority.

You will receive an £18,000 tax free bursary and your placement will last twelve months. 

“I would encourage any graduate that has a passion for people and is committed and open to developing both personally and professionally to explore this scheme. The range of support and resources available to you provides you with the tools to shape and make the most of your year. I am certainly excited about continuing to learn and develop with such a diverse, challenging and rewarding sector” - Sally Beach, graduate trainee, 2015.

“Already in such a short space of time, the scheme has really opened my eyes to the challenges facing the sector, whilst simultaneously providing me with the skills to complement and action my ambitions to help me overcome these challenges, catapulting my initial desire to do so” – Laura Crehan, graduate trainee, 2015.

Applications for this scheme are currently closed, but if you are a graduate and are interested in a placement, please email graduates@skillsforcare.org.uk.  

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