Welcoming our graduates to NHS LPP

NHS London Procurement Partnership (NHS LPP) is excited to be welcoming our new cohort of Procurement Graduates next month.

Nathan Jones, Brayden Chan and Tom Holland (pictured above from left to right) will be carrying out their roles as part of the NHS Procurement Graduate Training Scheme, which is supported by the HCSA, and will gain the opportunity to work at the very core of the NHS and develop their career and skills in the procurement space.

The graduates will benefit from essential on-the-job training, develop a deeper understanding into procurement and gain insight into how we support our members, whilst working towards a Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) qualification.

Our involvement in offering this graduate scheme demonstrates our commitment to supporting the training and development of those choosing a career in NHS procurement.

Lee Joseph, Deputy Managing Director at NHS LPP, said: “The NHS is made up of hundreds of diverse and skilled roles working to ensure the healthcare system works as efficiently as possible in order to provide the best possible care for patients. This graduate scheme is a fantastic way to support the next generation of procurement professionals, and we’re delighted to welcome Brayden, Tom and Nathan to NHS LPP and we are excited to see them develop in their roles.”

Brayden Chan
“I was born in Malaysia and moved to the United Kingdom roughly six years ago. It is certainly a massive transition growing up in a small town to working in the heart of London. Although I know this graduate procurement scheme will be far from easy, I hope I can bring my unique set of skills to benefit the NHS. I have always been curious as to how the procurement system manages to obtain and supply necessary goods to all NHS trusts within a certain timeframe and budget.

“I recently graduated from Imperial College London in the field of genetics. I have a strong scientific and analytical background and I wish to sharpen these skills even more during this procurement scheme. The one thing that fascinates me about this program is that I will be rotated across different specialist teams ranging from finance to human resource departments. I will be able to learn a plethora of new skills and hopefully specialise in my dream career path. Ultimately, I am deeply interested and would like to join the procurement analytics team to take on impactful projects.”

Tom Holland
“I'm open to exploring any pathway, although a career in something related to public service has always interested me. I joined the scheme because I wanted an opportunity to learn more about the NHS and how it functions, as well as the chance to help and improve a service which so many people rely on.

“I graduated in Philosophy and Literature from the University of Warwick, and am originally from Bedford. I'm really into American politics and find their whole political system fascinating, other than that I enjoy spending as much time as possible with friends and family.”

Nathan Jones
“I’m from Bedfordshire and I have just graduated in Management at the University of Kent. I have joined the graduate scheme at NHS LPP in order to improve myself as a person and a professional. It’s a great opportunity to get to know the business world and further my understanding of procurement so I’m excited to learn a lot from this scheme. I also have a passion for helping people, so working for the NHS will really motivate me on a daily basis as I know my work will contribute to helping patients.

“I would like to see myself having a career in NHS procurement as I hold the same values as the organisation. But for now, I’m excited to start my NHS journey and make a genuine difference to the lives of people.”