The Prince's Trust

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NHS Employers is working with The Prince’s Trust to support young people into health and social care entry-level employment, including apprenticeships, over the next four years.

Attracting and recruiting young people from your local community can help you to develop robust workforce supply pipelines and offer career pathways to young people who might not have previously considered a career in the NHS.

The Prince's Trust works to support young people, aged 11-30, particularly those who have been marginalised or are disengaged, to get into employment; education; or training. The Prince's Trust runs programmes 

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  • Typically lasting from four to six weeks, this in-depth programme will focus on increasing young people's chances of securing employment in the many different career paths available within the sector. It is a combination of class-based learning and hands-on work placements.
  • Requirements: Cohorts of up to 16 people

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  • Two to three day intensive programme of placement, employability skills training and multiple organisation interview.
  • Delivered by industry experts.
  • 30 young people interviewed for at least 20 entry-level vacancies.


  • One to one support for delegates for up to six month after completion of the programme.
  • Approximately 50 per cent of young people will access this.

Case studies, resources and examples from NHS trusts 

  • Read how East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust developed a sustainable talent pipeline with high retention rates by opening recruitment to local young people within the community.
  • Watch our webinar with East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust and The Prince's Trust about supporting young people into the NHS.
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