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 firstname.lastname@example.org