The Directorate of Education, Research and Innovation are privileged to have facilitated the 8th cohort of Princes Trust work placements.
Many thanks to all of the departments that have supported our recent cohort of Prince’s Trust young people.
Through their dedication and commitment, 6 young people completed the 4 week programme. Of those, all 6 have gained employment, 5 on the ELHT Staff Bank and 1 is progressing to a Kickstart placement in the Pathology Lab.
The young people participated in the programme and commenced with full Trust induction then a 4 week work placement in various areas including Patient Services, Finance, pathology lab and Catering. They also completed employability skills training.
The celebration event was attended by Tony McDonald, Executive Director of Integrated Care, Partnerships and Resilience at ELHT, he presented certificates and spoke of the positive impact the young people are making at the Trust.
The young people bravely delivered a speech reflecting on their experiences in trying to gain employment and how the scheme had benefitted them.
We look forward to welcoming the next cohort who will be commencing work placements on 22nd November 2021. If your area would like to offer a young person the opportunity to experience your department with the possibility of future employment including Bank shifts or a Kickstart placement please contact Sue Lang – 01254 733027 email@example.com
This was a national event being hosted on behalf of the department for Education we were thrilled to receive this feedback:
I just wanted to email to say a huge thank you for the time you gave up yesterday and the input you made into making our TRIP Dissemination Event a success.
Your presentation was instrumental to the success of the event and we believe without your input we may not have received 100% satisfaction. Its often difficult to get external guest speakers and when we knew we wanted to get an employer as our keynote speaker, we imagined it may be difficult but was absolutely necessary for the event. You were our first choice from the countless positive comments we had received about the work you had done with Burnley College, so to be able to secure you for this event was a big win for us- we went into the keynote session confident you were who the audience really wanted to hear from and that you would offer something really quite unique to the event, which you did.
As you were speaking we received various comments in the chat about how valuable providers were finding hearing directly from an employer. A few comments included;
“Keep talking Gillian, this is brilliant”
“This looks fantastic”
“This looks well-structured and specific to the learners journey”
“Brilliant- really enjoyed that- thank you”
“Really good to hear from an employer”
“Really interesting- thank you”
“Amazing joint working”
Plus countless other thanks and stating how useful the session was.
I know your time is very precious (particularly right now) and we are really grateful that you gave that up for us. You seemed to inspire many on the webinar to get moving and stop worrying about barriers with employer links, but to concentrate on how beneficial partnerships can really be.
We had 72 participants on the call yesterday, which means that so many providers across the country have heard how great the NHS (particularly ELHT) are as an employer link. I am hopeful that this insight will help with other partnerships across the country.
Thanks again Gill
All the best
Laura Danskin | Project Manager: T Level Professional Development Offer"