Graduate internship opportunities through the National Health Service

Posted by er134 at Oct 31, 2013 10:15 AM |
Successful graduates from the University of Leicester and De Montfort University take up roles with East Midlands NHS Internship programme

Issued by University of Leicester Press Office on 31 October 2013

Nine recent university graduates have been taken on by National Health Service (NHS) organisations as part of the East Midlands NHS Internship programme.

The seven University of Leicester and two De Montfort University graduates will take up a range of roles with the National Health Service in the East Midlands.

The successful interns are based in organisations including University Hospitals of Leicester, East Midlands Health Innovation Education Cluster (EM HIEC) at the University of Leicester, Health Education East Midlands in Ruddington, and Nottingham University Hospitals. The internships began at the start of September and will last for six months.

Dr Chetna Modi, Associate Director of the EM HIEC, has been heavily involved with the programme and believes that it will be an enormous benefit to the selected interns. Dr Modi said: “East Midlands NHS Internships is a fantastic scheme, and I’m delighted to be welcoming our new interns.

“I’m particularly excited to see how the graduates use their time in the roles to develop their skills and enhance their future career prospects.”

Professor Simon Lilley, Head of the School of Management at the University of Leicester, is overseeing the provision of the academic support of the interns alongside their working roles. Professor Lilley said: “The NHS is a complex, challenging and extraordinarily rewarding context in which to manage.

“We’re delighted to be able to offer structured support to these graduates to allow them to fully experience the realities of managerial work in the NHS, so that they are able to make an informed decision about whether it’s an environment that is right for them and their aspirations.”

Dr Simon Oldroyd, Deputy Dean of Health and Life Sciences at De Montfort University, said: “This scheme offers our graduates a great opportunity to explore their career aspirations and enhance their employability. We are pleased to be a part of this really exciting initiative.”

The East Midlands NHS Internship programme is part of Leicester Graduate Internships, run by the University of Leicester’s Career Development Service. The scheme places recent graduates in 3 to 12 month roles with university departments and small to medium-sized enterprises.

For a list of quotes from the current NHS interns, see here: http://bit.ly/1akmWRX

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For more information please contact Christopher Larkin, EM HIEC Project Co-ordinator, at cl322@le.ac.uk

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