A case study NHS Graduate Scheme

The national NHS Graduate Scheme is a fast-track leadership development programme designed to develop the future leaders of the NHS. It has a special place at the heart of HHFT as many scheme alumni work at the organisation in a range of leadership roles, and we have current trainees here as well. The scheme is a fantastic opportunity as the trainees are able

to undertake a real role in our organisation, learning on-the-job about being a leader at HHFT. We are able to benefit from the fresh

Diverse and inclusive

We are passionate about building greater diversity in our workforce because it means we provide greater quality of patient care.

We are a member of the nationwide, multi-sector Apprentice Diversity Champions’ Network and have become the lead trust for Hampshire and

the Isle of Wight for increasing the employment of individuals with learning disabilities within our region and the wider NHS.

We work with local specialist schools to offer meaningful work experiences

for students with learning disabilities or difficulties and have recently partnered with Ways into Work to increase apprenticeship and sustainable work opportunities for people with disabilities.

perspective and insight which the trainees bring which helps us improve our practices and procedures and therefore ultimately the patient care we provide. The trainees also present their experiences to the Trust board during their time with us, so their insight truly is valued at all levels.

Future plans

We will increase opportunities for people from diverse backgrounds to enter employment at HHFT.

given the support to gain more experience in a wide range of areas which I hope will help in my future career.”

Alex Shaw first year trainee in Family and Clinical Support Services Division Education Annual Report for 2017/18 | 25

placement has been an incredible start to my NHS working life. I have been impressed by the wide range of skills and dedication of staff. I have been offered fantastic opportunities for my learning and development. My placement has really developed my skills and I have been

“Working at Hampshire Hospitals for my first

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