Graduates on the NHS Financial Management Training Scheme have achieved pass rates that are almost twice the national average.
While the average national pass rate for CIMA exams taken in November 2006 was around 50%, the NHS finance "fast track" graduates achieved average pass rates of around 90%. The outstanding results achieved by the graduates highlights the high-quality learning that the graduates are receiving as part of the scheme, and recognises the ability and commitment of the graduates.
Among the current NHS finance trainees, six trainees achieved results that came in the top 10 ranking in the world.
Alison Colman, an East Midlands trainee, received an award for coming joint tenth in the world in one of the papers, Risk and Control Strategy, as well as the CIMA NHS student excellence award, awarded for the highest mark for a single paper at strategic level.
Alison said: "I'm really proud to receive this award in my final year of the training scheme. I'm now looking forward to putting the results into practice in a new role in the NHS once I finish the scheme this summer."
The Finance training scheme is one of the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement's NHS Graduate Management Training Schemes (along with the Human Resources and General Management Training Schemes), all of which aim to build leadership capacity and capability for the NHS. The NHS Graduate Management training scheme has been running for 50 years, and in 2006 it was voted 6th in the Times Top 100 Employers by graduates looking for a training scheme.