Graduates urged to sign up for Skills for Care management programme


Ambitious graduates are being urged to apply for a place on a one-year management programme being rolled out by Skills for Care.

The scheme, which has been developed in partnership with the NHS Leadership Academy, the Department of Health and Social Care and sector employers, will launch in October.

Skills for Care CEO Sharon Allen said: “The Graduate Management programme is a wonderful opportunity for graduates of all backgrounds to work in social care and health, with a clear pathway into leadership and management in a rewarding sector. We will be facing many challenges in the coming years, so having an injection of fresh-thinking and new ideas will help the sector support the most vulnerable people in our communities.”

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The programme matches graduates with forward-thinking employers, offering invaluable experience in both social care and health settings and fast-tracks graduates into leadership roles. They will develop the skills and knowledge to become an effective leader to make a real impact on the lives of others.

During the scheme, graduates will contribute to the leadership and management of quality care across social care and health, and achieve two fully-funded qualifications. They will acquire the right tools and knowledge to progress into strategic leadership roles.

Daniel Little, who joined The Good Care Group for his graduate placement last year and has accepted a permanent role at the organisation, said: “I am back at my placement host organisation and I am undertaking care manager training – poised to take on the role that I have been so excited to get into all year.

“I am looking forward to the heightened sense of fulfilment that I expect to come from working with my own clients and carers.”

Graduates can find out more about the programme and apply before 1 April 2019 at


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