Current vacancies

The NHS Procurement Graduate Training Scheme offers graduates an opportunity to develop a career in Procurement within various NHS organisations across England. It will allow you to gain experience in buying, contract management, materials management and many more areas within procurement. The graduate programme will give you a unique insight into how the NHS organisation works.

NHS organisations recognise and actively promote the benefits of a diverse workforce and are committed to treating all employees with dignity and respect regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. We therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community.

All roles are open for applicants with a valid visa. In order to be eligible for the scheme, you must be living in the UK and have been resident in the country for at least 3 years (not for educational purposes) prior to September 2022. Previous candidates need not apply.

You will be placed in one of the roles advertised below, offering you the opportunity to undertake a two-year rotation scheme to learn different perspectives and gain experience in various procurement departments.

An element of remote working is to be expected with many of the roles.

You may apply for multiple roles (maximum 8) within the graduate scheme.

To apply, please click the apply button at the bottom of the page and complete the application form and monitoring and safeguarding forms. You will be asked a number of reasoning questions which you must complete in order to continue with your application. You will then be required to complete the application questions and upload your CV and degree certificate.

Before applying
Please note that the application must be completed in full, at one time. You will not be able to save your application and come back to it at a later date.
The application will take around 45 minutes to complete and will consist of the following stages:
Personal details
Monitoring & Safeguarding
Reasoning tests
Application questions (see below)
CV and Degree certificate
You may choose to prepare your answers to the online questions prior to starting the application.
Please ensure that you have completed all stages of the application before submitting.

Application questions

  1. Please tell us why you are interested in the role and in working for the NHS. Please explain how it relates to any past experience (work/voluntary).
  2. Please provide an example demonstrating your ability to work well as part of a team, relating to your ability to manage your time well. Describe your personal contribution, any challenges you encountered and any significant accomplishments.
  3. During the Graduate Scheme you will touch upon various aspects of procurement. An important aspect of procurement is communication and supplier liaison, therefore please tell us of a time you have demonstrated great communication and how it positively impacted the outcome.
  4. Please provide an example, and explanation, of an accomplishment of which you are particularly proud. (This can be from your personal life, leisure interests, education or employment.)

Applications for all job vacancies will close at 10am on Tuesday 31st May 2022.

Your chosen organisations (Max 8)