NHS Procurement Graduate Training Scheme 

Covid-19: We are pleased to report that Covid-19 has not affected the Graduate Scheme and advertising and recruitment will continue as planned, the programme will commence autumn 2022. We are working hard to ensure processes are in place to keep everyone safe.

The interview processes will take place online with online interviews and online or face-to-face assessment centres.

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Interested in working with the NHS on the Procurement Graduate Training Scheme?

Have a look at this video created by The King’s Fund, which is an alternative guide to explaining how the NHS in England works:

Why choose us?

The Graduate Scheme offers a pathway into procurement and the NHS, providing an opportunity to develop a career in a fast paced and diverse field, whilst also having the opportunity to complete a CIPS Level 4 diploma and apprenticeship. The programme gives you the chance to build strong working relationships and set a foundation for a career within the NHS and procurement. We value you as a graduate, bringing your fresh approach and keenness to learn. The graduate scheme allows procurement teams to teach you valuable information and gives you the right tools to do the job to the highest standard

Hear from a current graduate

One of our graduates from the 2021 cohort has shared why the scheme appealed to her and the experience so far.

Read what they have to say


Some of the highlights you will experience on the scheme

Take a look at the graduate brochure for more details

Download the graduate brochure (PDF 2mb)


What is the role of a graduate

How to apply

There are several steps to take in order to complete the application for the Procurement Graduate Training Scheme.

Stage 1.

Applications will be reviewed and candidates will be informed as to whether they have been successful or not. Successful candidates will proceed to stage 2.

Stage 2.    

Candidates will be reviewed and informed if they have been successful or not. Successful candidates will proceed to stage 3.

Stage 3.

Successful candidates will be offered a role on the Procurement Graduate Training Scheme.

Stage 4.

Current Vacancies


“The recruitment process was open, friendly and really well organised! The assessment centre gave you opportunities to learn a lot about NHS procurement and each of the trusts. Of course I was nervous but I really enjoyed getting to know everyone!”

Graduate 2021

Have questions regarding the Procurement Graduate Training Scheme?

Contact: Skills Development Network, Yorkshire & Humber


Phone: 07388956909