Updated guidance on recruitment of young people

Latest quarterly updates have been made to three key resources supporting the recruitment of young people to the NHS.

30 March 2023

Recruit and retain young people toolkit

A series of practical guides on recruiting and retaining young people in the NHS.

The updated toolkit contains a comprehensive package of advice, tools and resources to help you attract and recruit more young people. It also includes guidance on supporting young people to stay in their roles and encouraging their development to become a valuable asset to your organisation and the wider NHS.

The toolkit is aimed at employers and managers and can be used alongside our inspire, attract and recruit toolkit to support your wider workforce supply.

The latest updates include:

  • A new resource on good employment practice when employing people under the age of 18 years old.
  • Details on a celebration that East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust hold to boost the publicity of its pre-employment programme for young people.
  • Further information on using social media to attract young people to apply for roles in your trust.

Explore the recruit and retain young people toolkit.


Business case for supporting a partnership with The Prince’s Trust

Key areas to consider when presenting your business case.

The updated business case and accompanying PowerPoint slides will help you to present the case for supporting a partnership with The Prince’s Trust to board members and senior leaders. It highlights the key benefits that employing young people will bring to your organisation as part of a long-term strategic approach to workforce planning.

The latest version includes:

  • Updated figures on the key workforce challenges facing the NHS.
  • Updated statistics around recruitment of young people.
  • Updated business case presentation slide pack.

See the business case resource.


Reducing the delay between job offer and start date

Tips to streamline your recruitment of young people and reduce start-time delay.

The latest version of this resource includes an additional link to a visual summary of results taken from our survey of newly appointed healthcare support workers (HCSWs), working in NHS organisations in the North East and Yorkshire.

If you have good practice examples of recruiting or retaining young people in the NHS that you'd like to share, please contact