Want to know what it's actually like to be a trainee on the NHS Finance Management Graduate and Apprenticeship Schemes? Then find out more what it's really like working in the NHS by reading our Trainee Blogs.

By following each trainees' regular posts throughout their development journey, you will gain an insight into the unique experiences and everyday challenges that our trainees encounter and find out whether the NHS Finance Management Training Scheme is right for you...
Chris Brown
What are you waiting for?
by Chris Brown
01 February 2018

FMTS trainee Chris Brown blogs about the advantages of the training scheme and the character-building experiences.

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Chris Brown
The best way to start my career in finance
by Chris Brown
31 October 2017

Applications open for NHS Finance Management Training Scheme

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Mat Morgan
Orientation has been one of the most valuable learning experiences
by Mat Morgan
25 October 2017

Applications open for NHS Finance Management Training Scheme

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Matt Bull - 'After five long years at university, it dawned on me that I couldn’t put it off any longer; with the real world calling, it was finally time to start a career'
by Matthew Bull
30 August 2017

After five long years at university, it dawned on me that I couldn’t put it off any longer; with the real world calling, it was finally time to start a career. Yet with thousands of finance related jobs available, how was I supposed to decide which one was right for me?

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Dean Panter
Exciting challenges
by Dean Panter
16 January 2017

The scheme allows great flexibility which you do not get with a ‘normal’ job, this gives you plenty of opportunities to explore new and different areas. Find out more.

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Alice Guggenheim
"It was great to see the difference NHS staff are making"
by Alice Guggenheim
25 April 2016

I am now in my second year of the graduate scheme and the last year has flown by! Since writing my last blog I have sat on two interview panels, attended numerous HFMA events, started and finished my second placement at Birmingham Cross City (BCC) CCG and progressed further in my studies.

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Scott Lavender
''I was given the responsibility to look after my own area''
by Scott Lavender
12 April 2016

I am now on the second year of the apprenticeship scheme, since being at Shropshire Community Health Trust I have moved to Stafford and Surrounds Clinical Commissioning Group in October. My time here has seen me take up a corporate role and has given me the responsibility of looking after my own area.

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Scott Lavender
Scott Lavender: "I wanted to make a difference, for what is a very challenging time for the NHS."
by Scott Lavender
03 February 2016

I joined the HMFA West Midlands Finance Apprenticeship Scheme in February 2015. I have always wanted to have a career in finance and I was motivated to join the NHS so I can hopefully make a difference, for what is a very challenging time for the NHS.

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Charles Gray: ''I’ve been challenged and I’ve grown''
by Charles Gray
03 February 2016

When I applied for this scheme I couldn’t have told a statement of comprehensive income from a cash flow. Debits and credits were a foreign language. And Excel? That’s the green button that sits next to Word, it’s more useful brother.

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Alice Guggenheim
Alice Guggenheim: ''The variety of placements helps you decide where you want to work in the future.'''
by Alice Guggenheim
03 February 2016

After finishing my degree in Psychology with a Year in Computer Science at the University of Birmingham it was with a degree of trepidation, due to my lack of finance experience, that I started on the scheme in September 2014.

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Angel Uzunov
Angel Uzunov: "I have been given responsibility from day one"
by Angel Uzunov
03 February 2016

My first placement was at University hospital Southampton in the management accounting department, and it lasted 8 months. The department was very busy throughout the month and especially during month end. I was given a lot of responsibilities from the onset and gradually assumed more.

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Sam Dukes
Sam Dukes: "I never expected I’d be able to contribute so much so early in my career"
by Sam Dukes
02 February 2016

After completing my degree in economics, I knew I wanted a job that balanced the numerical and analytical skills that I had learnt with my desire to work in a dynamic and exciting environment. I hadn’t considered the NHS before I started looking for jobs after university, but as soon as I saw the advert I was instantly hooked on the idea of working in such an interesting and unique industry.

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