Insights from the NHS Management Training Scheme

Attain is pleased to support the NHS Management Training Scheme. The programme offers graduates insight into working as a management consultant throughout an eight-week placement. It also provides market-leading opportunities for the graduates that will be critical in supporting evidence-based decision making on varied projects, in different provider and commissioner organisations across the health and social care landscape.

Hear from our Previous Graduates

‘My last 8 weeks with Attain flew by! I feel very privileged to have been able to work alongside an experienced and committed team, which holds such a vast wealth of knowledge. Everyone has been incredibly welcoming and approachable, which enabled me to feel embedded within the team very quickly.

During my induction, I had lots of introductions with people which helped me to understand how Attain is run and what is important to the organisation as a whole. There’s a lot of talk about values in many places but Attain really enacts their values and their main focus is improving healthcare. I have had the pleasure of observing how Attain works with clients to create innovative, effective and efficient solutions to problems, bringing teams together to support positive and impactful changes.

During my time with Attain, I was able to assist on a few different exciting projects, where I have learned lots around procurement, integrated care systems and community diagnostic centres. These projects have allowed me to gain and develop new and existing skills and knowledge. Moreover, they have allowed me to see complex and systemic NHS issues from a unique and independent perspective. While Attain is closely aligned with the NHS Constitutional values, its position outside the NHS allows them to be a powerful change agent. The level of detail and organisation that goes into the work here is something I look forward to bringing back into the NHS.

I would recommend Attain to all my fellow Graduate Scheme trainees for their flexi-placements – I have had a great experience here and have learned a lot in the process.’

Hannah Scott

‘I have had an incredible experience working with Attain for my NHS flexi-placement. The colleagues I have met are all truly amazing, their drive to support the healthcare sector and their commitment to the Attain values goes far beyond anything I expected when I began with the firm in March. I have been given insight into multiple projects Attain are working on and had the privilege to contribute to them, and I was able to shadow colleagues in meetings with NHS clients, which gave me exposure to a new side of the NHS that I would not have seen without Attain.

The support throughout the placement and the people I met truly made my time at Attain one of the best professional experiences I could have asked for. My future plans and leadership have been developed beyond what I could have anticipated, and I can only thank Attain for recruiting me to the placement and really demonstrating what a positive workplace should be, especially for people, like myself, who aspire to have a future within healthcare.’

Megan Clayton

Working for Attain

Attain was established from the desire to create an organisation driven by values and an ethical commercial model. Through this fundamental ethos and focus on building our reputation for rigorous and impactful work Attain has become the largest independent health advisory and delivery organisation in the UK. Through working solely with the NHS and its’ partners, the team strive to make a positive contribution to our communities and play a role in the transformation of care services, adding value and bringing insight and energy to the sector which we are both passionate and proud of.

Our values are at the heart of what we do, how we make decisions and how we behave. They guide and inspire and are enduring and absolute.

If you would like more details about this or other opportunities, please email contacts@Attain.co.uk

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