Employing young people - the business case


This business case has been designed to help employers in the NHS highlight the benefits of employing young people to board members and senior colleagues, as part of a long-term strategic approach to workforce planning.

In this short video Robyn Palmer, programme lead at ThinkFuture, talks about ThinkFuture and the business case. 


Find out more information about the challenge – an introduction to some of the issues facing employers in the NHS and young people in the UK 

This business case is specific to the NHS and contains healthcare examples. 

If you require further support, please look through our web pages or contact workforcesupply@nhsemployers.org.

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The challenge

Find out what challenges are facing the NHS's workforce and why employing young people is important


Unique talents

Young people have unique talents and can bring many new and crucial skills to your workforce.

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Corporate Social Responsibility

Find out how employing young people can help your corporate social responsibility agenda.

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A more diverse workforce

Having more young people in your workforce will make it more diverse which has many positive effects on the service you deliver

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Shape your future workforce

Employing young people should be part of your long term workforce strategy and can secure a workforce fit for the future

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