08 / 2 / 2016 10am
With the average age of staff at 44 years old, York Teaching Hospital (YTH) recognised it needed to be more proactive in creating a more age diverse workforce.
By implementing a summer placement scheme in 2015 for 16 – 18 year olds, YTH gave young people the opportunity to gain paid work experience within a hospital setting.
Four schools agreed to participate in the programme, giving 21 students the ability to demonstrate their suitability for employment, while providing them with the opportunity to make more informed choices about their future careers.
Read the full case study to find out about the process, the challenges and how the trust achieved 93 per cent positive feedback from the programme.
For more information about bringing young people into your workforce, visit the ThinkFuture web pages.