HEE is working in partnership with The Prince's Trust and the Department for Health and Social Care to support 10,000 young people into sustained careers within the health and social care sector over 4 years, including those from lower income backgrounds or those affected by long term unemployment.
The programme includes two pre-employment programmes “Get Into” and “Get Started” and mentoring support. These are tailored to fulfil the workforce needs of each organisation and give young people (aged 16-30) a real understanding of the sector and access to a wide variety of entry-level roles and apprenticeships in the NHS and social care.
Get Into Programme
This in-depth programme focuses on increasing young people's chances of securing employment within the sector. “Get Into” lasts between four to six weeks and is a combination of class-based learning and hands-on work placements giving young people a real insight into what working in a health and social care environment is like and a clear understanding of the career pathways that are available.
Get started Programme
A two-to-three-day intensive programme combining, employability skills training and multiple organisation interviews, delivered by industry experts linked to live sector job opportunities.
Get Started is a 2–3 day course, designed for those who feel ready to start working now. The young people will learn about the health and social care sector including the types of roles available, career options and receive job interview preparation support.
Young people are matched to an online professional mentor for up to six months who will support them as they prepare for and start employment.
If you are a young person who would like to find out more visit: https://www.princes-trust.org.uk/help-for-young-people/programmes/health-and-social-care-hub/our-health-and-social-care-courses
If you are an employer and would like to find out more visit: https://www.nhsemployers.org/articles/working-princes-trust