The Prince's Trust

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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.

NHS Employers is supporting The Prince’s Trust health and social care programme to improve access for young people (aged 16-30) to entry-level roles and apprenticeships in the NHS over the next four years. The programme is jointly funded by the Department of Health and Social Care and The Prince's Trust. It offers two courses and mentoring support.

Get Into Programme

  • This in-depth programme focuses on increasing young people's chances of securing employment within the sector. It lasts between four to six weeks and is a combination of class-based learning and hands-on work placements.

Get started programme

  • A two to three day intensive programme of placement, employability skills training and multiple organisation interview, delivered by industry experts.


  • One to one support for delegates for up to six month after completion of the programme.

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.

For further information about our work with The Prince's Trust, please contact or to sign up for updates, please complete our online form.

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