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    Hey

    I haven't seen any threads about this yet, so I thought i'd start one.

    So the NHS graduate scheme for 2018 has started accepting applications as of today :banana:and I was wondering whether members on here are considering it?

    I applied last year as a fresh graduate and unfortunately my application was unsuccessful. Thus, is it worth trying again and do any of you know people that have been quite lucky?
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    Hey! I've just graduated in July and so applied yesterday. I need to do the online tests but can't seem to find the courage just yet. Going to practice few tests online and then do them since the deadline to complete them is December. How come you were unsuccessful last year if you don't mind me asking?
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    First time applying for me. Does anyone know what kind of salary/career progression can be expected after the scheme? The FAQ seems a bit cagey about that, just saying "between £27K and £37K, possibly eventually up to £90K-£100K". That's a bit vague for my liking. I'm pretty sure they just threw in the £90K-£100K to attract more applicants, I highly doubt 99% of people will get anywhere near that.

    Also OP, I'd say it's worth applying again. Plenty of people only get into a particular grad scheme on their second/third attempt.
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    I applied yesterday. Took all the tests and now my application is on hold until they decide. The tests aren't timed so you can take your time.

    FYI - The Verbal Reasoning test was the exact same one used by HMRC's Tax Specialist Grad Scheme. Considering HMRC give immediate feedback on their Verbal Reasoning test, it might make sense to try theirs first to see what score you get.
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    I am planning to apply once I have time and I am not ill :sad:
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    I am considering it, it's not much of a pay increase from my current local government job but the opportunities for development seem pretty good.

    I can't figure out whether to pick health analysis or health informatics though as both kind of relate to my current skills and interests.
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    (Original post by Juncture)
    I am considering it, it's not much of a pay increase from my current local government job but the opportunities for development seem pretty good.

    I can't figure out whether to pick health analysis or health informatics though as both kind of relate to my current skills and interests.
    I started doing it for health informatics and it gives you the option to specify other schemes you are interested in as part of the application
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    I can't decide between general management, health informatics and HR >.<
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    I will be applying to it. The development opportunities seem great, especially with the PGCert in health leadership for all schemes and a PGDip in your specific scheme!
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    I've decided to apply for health informatics. I've just finished the online assessments and I think that I have to wait until December for them to review my application
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    Hi!

    So I'm applying to the health analysis scheme! new for this year I think... Got past the situational judgement test, and now about to do the personality profiler.

    Does anyone know, if we get through the minimum requirements to get through each stage of online tests, is that the only benchmark, or are there other requirements that our scores will be used for later on?

    Any tips for the personality profiler? Is it just multiple choice?

    Thanks!!
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    I'm going to go for HR and then specify that I'm also interested in general management within the application form.

    Has anyone here only specified one or two location preferences? I really only want to specify one because I don't want to relocate if I can help it, but if I was lucky enough to get a place on the scheme, I'm scared that only specifying one location could mean they'd just put me anywhere if my first choice wasn't possible... not sure what to do!
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    Just finished doing all the tests and got the email saying they will be reviewing applications after they close on the 1st December and they should be emailing us on the 22nd December. That is agessss away but nice to have a set date and hopefully be able to put it out of my head until then.

    Although I did dreadfully on the logical reasoning as it was the shape based tests. I'm not sure if to email them as due to my dyspraxia I always do badly on these types of test.
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    Just started applying - done the Situational Judgement so far, but will leave the rest for tomorrow when I'm less tired!

    January seems quite far away for the first stage of interviews; hopefully will know by then if I have a job through the Fast Stream!
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    I just finished the online assessments and received the email stating they will review my application after 1 December. I applied for general management but added finance to the question where you can select more than one stream.

    Logical test was fine, numerical test was fine I think, but I always find verbal reasoning to be ambiguous and second guess myself and forget to ONLY use what info is given in the passage, not what I know to be true through general knowledge etc. Sigh, hopefully it went okay, it was a very short test, that one...
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    (Original post by Lucilou101)
    Just started applying - done the Situational Judgement so far, but will leave the rest for tomorrow when I'm less tired!

    January seems quite far away for the first stage of interviews; hopefully will know by then if I have a job through the Fast Stream!
    Are you doing Fast Stream too? I just got through to the etray bit and am going to do that tomorrow when I have a block of time.
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    (Original post by Mawile)
    I'm going to go for HR and then specify that I'm also interested in general management within the application form.

    Has anyone here only specified one or two location preferences? I really only want to specify one because I don't want to relocate if I can help it, but if I was lucky enough to get a place on the scheme, I'm scared that only specifying one location could mean they'd just put me anywhere if my first choice wasn't possible... not sure what to do!
    I put my location first, then two locations that are adjacent to my region, one close and one unfortunately not. I also just wanted to put down two locations but put down a third anyway. My first choice location is unpopular so hopefully if I'm lucky enough to get through it will be there! I think it depends a lot on how popular your choices are.
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    (Original post by Sinope)
    First time applying for me. Does anyone know what kind of salary/career progression can be expected after the scheme? The FAQ seems a bit cagey about that, just saying "between £27K and £37K, possibly eventually up to £90K-£100K". That's a bit vague for my liking. I'm pretty sure they just threw in the £90K-£100K to attract more applicants, I highly doubt 99% of people will get anywhere near that.

    Also OP, I'd say it's worth applying again. Plenty of people only get into a particular grad scheme on their second/third attempt.

    I believe after the scheme you go straight to a Band 5 which is £22K to £28K. And then it just depends on how fast you progress... if you're working for one trust as a Band 5 you can just apply for a Band 6 in another trust, and work your way up like that. I just suppose its about what opportunities come up in your area and whether they feel like you have the experience necessary £90-£100K is like the salary for the top posts - chief executive of a trust ect. which I suppose there are only limited vacancies for these types of posts.... but 4 of the 5 last NHS Chief Execs did the NHS grad scheme so its a good way to get to the top if thats what you want!
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    I'm currently studying economics (first year so still a while away before applying) and would work experience in NHS management be necessary?
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    (Original post by humanteaparty)
    I'm currently studying economics (first year so still a while away before applying) and would work experience in NHS management be necessary?
    Nope! It's definitely not necessary, but can give you an idea about NHS values and the way the NHS operates. I would say if you could get a summer placement, volunteering or work experience in the NHS go for it! It would look great on your application and it does say on the NHS grad website that work experience will give you a real insight to the challenges the NHS is facing, and you will be able to see if it's the right job for you!
 
 
 
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