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NHS Graduate Management Trainees successfully embark on their latest placement at local Trust headquarters

NHS Graduate Management Trainees successfully embark on their latest placement at local Trust headquarters
06 December 2018

A local NHS Trust has welcomed two Graduate Management Trainees from the NHS Graduate Scheme to its headquarter offices in East Riding.

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation has secured 12 month placements for the students after they applied to work on the scheme last year.

Kate Matysiak and Hamida Begum joined the graduate scheme after demonstrating their understanding of the NHS values of the NHS, their desire to provide excellent healthcare to patients and having aspirations to lead healthcare teams and organisations.

The aim of the scheme is to develop talented individuals into emerging leaders in the NHS.

Trainees develop leadership competencies, along with behavioural and technical skills, to help land roles in the NHS at the end of the scheme and begin their leadership journey.

As part of the orientation, the trainees spent their first month visiting the many different services that the Trust has to offer as well as visiting Hull and East Riding NHS Trust  and the Yorkshire Ambulance Service.

Speaking about the Trust induction process Kate said: “Induction was very useful in helping us understand how the NHS works and the patient journey through the system.

“I’ve really enjoyed the opportunity to get involved in different aspects of the Trust from sitting in on the monthly Board, meeting the Chief Executive, Chairman and all the wonderful staff who are very passionate about what they do and always happy to help.

“I feel privileged to learn from some of today’s best healthcare leaders. Being a multi-speciality Trust gives us a unique position with the opportunity to have exposure to them all.”

Reflecting on her favourite moment so far and what she hopes to get out of the placement, Hamida said: “It was nice going back to ‘GP-land’! Spending some time at Field House Surgery in Bridlington took me back to my roots as I worked as a GP surgery receptionist for 8 years before joining the scheme. I was really impressed by the quality of care they provide and their display boards were one of the best I have ever seen.

“My goal whilst on the scheme is to make a positive difference to someone’s life, whether that be a patient, service user or a member of staff.

“I am looking forward to learning more and developing professionally and on a personal level too.”

Chief Executive Michele Moran said: "I’ve had many great opportunities working across the NHS in my career, whether it’s in clinical services or corporate roles in different parts of the country. I believe one of the great opportunities that the NHS represents is a chance to work in different settings and different places and meet incredible people who share your passion for excellent patient care."

Transformation Programme Director Alison Flack said: “ It has been a pleasure to welcome and work closely with Hamida and Kate. 

“I have been so impressed with their enthusiasm and passion to really make a positive difference for service users and our staff.    

“This is a great opportunity for us  to help to develop our future NHS leaders and to be accredited as a training provider for the NHS Graduate Management scheme. 

“I hope that Hamida and Kate will recommend Humber as a great place to learn and develop new skills to future trainees and I will be watching with interest how they progress through their careers.”


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