If you have questions about the graduate scheme please refer to the frequently asked questions below. If you would still like to speak to someone about the scheme, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Is there a limit to the number of applications I can apply for?
Yes, you can apply for a maximum of 8 roles. You will be required to select which roles you wish to apply for and then complete one application form.
- Will interviews take place online?
Yes, if you are invited to attend an initial interview this will take place online via Microsoft Teams. If you are successful at this stage you will then be invited to attend an online or face-to-face Assessment Centre.
- What if I completed my degree prior to 2022?
The Procurement Graduate Scheme is open to all graduates who have completed their degree within the last 3 years.
- Do you offer rotations whilst on the scheme?
Yes, you will experience at least two rotations whilst on the scheme, this will give you the chance to learn and develop your skills in different departments. The number of rotations may vary depending on the role which you apply for.
- How will I know if my application has been received, is there anything I can do to confirm this?
When you submit your application you will receive an automated email confirming your application has been received. You will be informed in due course on the status of your application.
- How to prepare for the scheme recruitment process
There are several steps you need to take in order to submit your application for the NHS Procurement Graduate Training Scheme.
Step 1. Complete basic details form, right to work in the UK and monitoring forms
Step 2. Complete online testing
Step 3. Complete application questions
Step 4. Upload CV and degree certificate (if you have yet to finish your degree you can submit a predicted grade or provide this at a later date)
If your application has been successful and you are invited to an initial online interview, you will receive an email from the Skills Development Team inviting you to attend the interview via Microsoft Teams. This will have a link to the meeting at a specific date and time.
If you are successful following the initial interview you will then be asked to attend an online or face-to-face Assessment Centre. If this takes place online, you will receive links via email to various meetings throughout the day. You will also receive a task to prepare whether online or in person.
- What is CIPS?
Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) is a UK based global professional body working for the purchasing and supply professionals. It aims to promote good practice and provides services for the benefit of a vast procurement community. As a graduate on the Procurement Scheme you will achieve a level 4 diploma qualification and apprenticeship with CIPS, ensuring you have the experience and skills to progress in a career within procurement.
- What if I drop out of the scheme?
Depending on the circumstances you may be required to reimburse a percentage of the admin fee for your role.