The NHS belongs to the people and is founded on a common set of principles and values that bind together the communities and people it serves – patients and public – and the staff who work for it.
HEE’s values are those of the NHS Constitution. They are:
- Working together for patients
- Respect and dignity
- Improving lives
- Commitment to quality of care
- Everyone counts
Health Education England (HEE) exists for one reason only: to support the delivery of excellent healthcare and health improvement to the patients and public of England by ensuring that the workforce of today and tomorrow has the right numbers, skills, values and behaviours, at the right time and in the right place.
Here at HEE, we believe that the most important resource the NHS has is its people. Without a skilled workforce, there is no NHS. There are few careers that are as rewarding as one in the NHS, or that give you the opportunity to work with such a variety of people. Everyone can make a difference to patients.
HEE is made up of 7 regions spread across the country, these are North East and Yorkshire, North West, London, South East, South West, Midlands and East of England. We also have a National team which are responsible for different functions, including Innovation & Transformation, People & Communications, Finance, Workforce Planning & Intelligence and Strategy.
About the placements
We are looking for 12 individuals to join HEE for a period of 1 year in many different areas of work and locations within the organisation. This will ideally suit those looking for a sandwich year placement, but we are also interested in people who will be graduating in 2020.
Our placements will provide you with invaluable experience of working within a national NHS organisation that is very closely linked to the Department of Health and Social Care. You will gain an insight into how knowledge gained within your studies can work in practice.
Placements are likely to be available in a variety of corporate functions eg
- Human Resources and Organisational Development
- IT and Information Development
- Corporate affairs
- Global Health Management
- Chief Executives Office
or within our business teams in regional offices located across England.
When applying for our placements you must be willing to locate yourself in the area you are placed for the 12-month period (location preferences will try to be accommodated).
This section details the personal attributes we require of you for these placements. If you feel these describe you, we would welcome your application.
Behaviours and Values
- Proactive, enthusiastic and highly motivated
- A willingness to challenge and to be open to receiving challenge, seeing and valuing different perspectives
- Maintains the highest standards of integrity in all interactions being aware of the impact of own behaviour on others
- Role models the values set out in the NHS constitution
- Excellent administrative and logistical skills
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Excellent researching skills
- Ability to prioritise work
- Ability to work effectively as part of a team and autonomously
- Organised with good attention to detail
Experience and Knowledge
- Ability to use MS Office programmes
- Demonstrate knowledge of/interest in your chosen specialism
- Recently graduated in a relevant degree or currently studying at undergraduate level on a sandwich course
This post is open to all degree disciplines but would be particularly suited for the following:
- Business Management
- Global Business
- Human Resources
- Law and legal studies
- Accounting and finance
- Communications and Marketing
You must also hold documentation that demonstrates right to work in the UK for the duration of the placement.
What we can offer you
- One-year placement starting from July 2020
- Annual salary of £17,820 per annum
- 37.5 hour working week (Monday – Friday)
- Employee Benefits package including; 27 days annual leave allowance, eye care vouchers, health service discounts and more. Additional information can be found here
- A full induction programme, with involvement from the HEE Executive team and Board.
- An opportunity to work in a busy but rewarding environment.
- Regular conversations with a dedicated manager to track progress and explore potential future development opportunities.
- A friendly and helpful team who will support you throughout your placement, as well as support offered by your own mentor and through a graduate network.
- A written placement development plan relevant to your role
- Graduate/placement student training sessions throughout the year
- An opportunity to present to the HEE Board on the conclusion of the programme
1.Complete the application form by Sunday 1st March 2020. Please ensure that you download and complete the additional application form and when prompted (to attach a CV) attach this form instead.
We do understand that you may not have a wealth of work experience to draw on for your application form so please do draw on other experiences and skills that you may have gained elsewhere. In the application form, please use the supporting information section to explain why you would be an excellent choice to join our graduate scheme using the person requirements above.
2.Your application will be reviewed and if you are successfully longlisted, you will be invited to the 2nd stage assessment (which will be completed remotely) during March 2020.
3.If you are successful at 2nd stage you will be invited to attend an assessment centre in April 2020 (location to be determined – likely to be in London, Birmingham or Leeds).