Jan 18

Graduates kick start 2018 Graduate Management programme

Posted on Thursday 25th January 2018

Graduates group 2018

Skills for Care’s new group of graduate trainees have kick started their year-long management training programme, designed to develop the leaders and managers of the future.

They joined their host organisations and Skills for Care Locality Managers who will support the 2018 programme for a day-long welcome and briefing session in London.

This new Graduate Management programme will fast-track graduates towards leadership roles based on strategic and frontline learning opportunities offered by their host organisations. The graduates will gain experience in both adult social care and health settings, finding out how they can support integrated working across the sectors.

During the intensive programme the graduates will hit the ground running from day one, working on projects with their host employer, take up a secondment in a health-based setting and complete a targeted research assignment. They will also complete ongoing leadership development and coaching and business training and management qualifications that will support their progression to become confident leaders and managers.

For the first time, the programme is being run in partnership between Skills for Care and the NHS Leadership Academy.

Skills for Care CEO Sharon Allen said: “The feedback from last year’s cohort of graduates showed 90% of them choosing to make a career in health and social care and I’m confident that this group will make the same choice.

“Given the significant challenges our sector faces over the next few years, each and every graduate will play a pivotal role in shaping services that support the lives of our fellow citizens as they work hard towards becoming tomorrow’s leaders.

“This programme encourages high-level thinking and partnership working across different areas of social care and health. We know from our previous experience that our programme offers the host organisations a highly motivated individual who delivers quality research and projects that improve services.”

Find out more about the Graduate Management programme here.