Graduate Management Programme

The aim of the Graduate Management Programme is to recruit candidates who are looking to move into a management position in a care setting, but who do not yet have the skills needed. The Programme will enable graduate candidates to be assessed in the real working environment through a range of assessment methods, whilst gaining experience in a supervisory or management role. This includes job swaps, stepping up, secondments and having access to a mentor in a senior position.

Candidates will also be able to access additional external training and development opportunities.

Candidates will generally learn and be assessed within their work setting, and will have access to a programme of events and training opportunities throughout the year, aimed at building skills and confidence. Experience will be formalised by attainment of a Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management. Graduates will also gain knowledge of the different roles, departments, and priorities, and company as a whole, by undertaking a rotation system across departments.

The Programme


Grad Programme

3 day Induction training

Workplace Induction

Remainder of core training

Why Choose Fair Ways?

Creating success…

A key value of Fair Ways is to develop our staff so they are able to leave, but choose not to. Fair Ways has a long term commitment to producing the best trained staff, believing this is the key to delivering the best quality care.

Fair Ways Well-being

Successful applicants to the Fair Ways Graduate Management Programme, will access the company well-being programme, including:

  • Employee Committee (Graduate Champion)
  • Career Passport scheme
  • Self-study Portal
  • Mentoring programme
  • Company Healthcare scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme (24/7 helpline for any personal queries)
  • Corporate discounts
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Pension scheme
  • Competitive salary

Development Opportunities

The Graduate Management Programme is designed to be completed within 2 years and will provide the relevant skills and tools to enable successful graduates the opportunity to become Managers upon completion.

In time, we would expect successful graduates to advance to the most senior positions within Fair Ways.