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Heather R.
“ What is the average age of trainees? Are they mostly straight out of uni or older than that? ”

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16/01/2015
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16/01/2015
Programme Lead, NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme

I was 32 when I did the scheme and it really varies - there are lots in their 20s but equally a good percentage older.

16/01/2015
Head Of Transformation - Integration, NHS Southwark CCG

I am not sure of the average age but in my year there were some straight out of uni and some who were older - anything from 1-20 years after graduating. It is really open

22/05/2015
Liz P.

That's really good to hear. As I'm 30 and I graduated a few years ago now & was worried about the age issue & if there was a requirement with regard to this. I currently work for the NHS in an Admin role and am keen to apply for the Graduate scheme.

22/01/2018
Beth K.

I am 50+ is this too old to join, will I feel out of place, much as I would relish the challenge

28/02/2018

We won't find your age an issue nor will it have any impact on your application to the Scheme. In terms of how you will feel about being a trainee that is a question for you to reflect on & only you can answer. If you feel energised and excited by the challenges on the Scheme you should apply. Read the trainee blogs and take our match me tool for a better insight to life on the Scheme to help you decide

www.nhsgraduates.co.uk/connect/blogs/ 

www.nhsgraduates.co.uk/the-scheme/is-thi… 

Good luck

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