The Opportunity

When you join a HSC Graduate Training Scheme there are many rewards and opportunities. The results of your work can change the way Health and Social Care is provided, and can therefore impact upon people’s lives and benefit those using the service. Expect a challenge, expect early responsibility.

As a Graduate Trainee, you’ll be working at the leading edge of Public Sector management as part of an organisation with a yearly spend of over £2.7 billion, employing over 77,000 people.

The HSC in Northern Ireland is a unique organisation. It is the only organisation in the UK that provides integrated health and social care. The breadth and depth of its services is therefore diverse, as will be your experience. As a trainee, you will have a wide choice of career opportunities with the freedom to experience different areas of Health and Social Care.

Below are some of the areas you might have an oppurtunity to move in:

Health and Social Care Trusts

Are the providers of health and social care. They manage staff and services on the ground and they control their own budgets.

The Belfast Health and Social Care Trust provides health and social care services for more than 340,000 people in Belfast and regional services to the whole of Northern Ireland. http://www.belfasttrust.hscni.net/

The Northern Health and Social Care Trust provides a broad range of health and social care services for people across the local council areas of Antrim, Ballymena, Ballymoney, Carrickfergus, Coleraine, Cookstown, Larne, Magherafelt, Moyle and Newtownabbey. http://www.northerntrust.hscni.net/

The South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust encompass the coucil areas of Newtownards, Down, North Down and Lisburn and provides health and social care for approximately 440,000 people. http://www.setrust.hscni.net/

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust provides health and social services care for those people living in the Armagh, Banbridge, Craigavon, Dungannon and Newry and Mource council areas. http://www.southerntrust.hscni.net/

The Western Health and Social Care Trust provides health and social services for people in 5 local council areas. http://www.westerntrust.hscni.net/