Transformation Unit

Graduate Roles Recruitment 2021

TU Graduate Associate Consultant (Project Manager)


Following the success of a number of graduate cohorts, the NHS Transformation Unit (TU) is now recruiting a new intake of 3 talented graduates for our bespoke project management graduate role.

  • Grade: Band 5
  • Contract Basis: 15 Months Fixed Term
  • Location: Crossgate House (subject to change), Sale, M33 7FT

Due to Covid-19, all roles are temporarily home based. The NHS Transformation Unit (TU) predominantly operates in the North West of England. However, the post holder may be required to work at any establishment at any time throughout the duration of their contract, normally within the UK, or as set out under the terms of their contract.

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated individuals that want to work towards a successful career in project management and consultancy. Applicants should be:

  • Passionate about the NHS
  • Ambitious
  • Excellent communicators
  • Highly organised
  • Educated to undergraduate level or equivalent

About us

The TU is an NHS organisation which operates as an NHS internal consultancy hosted by Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit, and provides a range of services tailored to the needs of each client in a more cost-effective way than other commercial consultancies. We work with clients to ensure that change is delivered within a strategic context and drives forward new thinking in how public services can be delivered differently, to be more effective, more efficient and achieve better outcomes for patients and service users. We are innovative, with a track record of successfully delivering complex transformation programmes and major service reconfiguration.

The post holder will support the TU to ensure that programmes and projects within its portfolio are planned and managed effectively.

About our Graduate Roles

The successful candidates will develop project management consultancy skills by participating in a structured developmental role. The skills and knowledge acquired throughout this process will be applied to transformation projects and business development.

This role presents a unique opportunity to support the growth and development of one of the largest and most valuable industries in the UK. It will require involvement in large-scale healthcare transformation projects whilst receiving dedicated support alongside formal and informal training to develop both personally and professionally. The TU is offering a unique opportunity to work alongside a dedicated team of transformation specialists delivering high profile programmes of work and absorb every learning opportunity available.

Before applying, click here to see the Job Description and Person Specification for the roles.

To get an insight into the graduate roles and the opportunities beyond, watch our most recent graduates, Sophie and Will, and a former graduate, now Transformation Consultant, Charlotte, share their experiences below:

Another of our recent graduates, Emily, provides more information about the work and opportunities that our graduates get involved with at the TU. Click here to read ‘a week in the life of a Graduate Associate Consultant’.

How to apply

Please apply via the Trac jobs portal. If you have any questions about the role or application process please email

Key dates for the recruitment process are:

  • Applications open – Friday 9th April 2021
  • Closing date for applications – Sunday 9th May 2021
  • First stage of assessments complete – Friday 14th May 2021
  • Assessment Centre days – Early June 2021 (date to be confirmed)
  • Start date for successful applicants – 6th September 2021