‘Get into’ Hospital Services

UHL and The Prince’s Trust work in partnership to offer the ‘Get into’ Hospital Services Programme.  The programme gives 16-30 year olds an opportunity to take part in a 4 week work based role in a health care environment.  The young people will be deemed ready for work but need that extra experience for them to make the next step in their working career.  Placements tend to be in administration type roles however any department can take part. 

What does the scheme involve?

During the scheme young people will undertake approximately 10days ‘on the job’ experience in a hospital department.  Whilst in the work area they will be supported by a Buddy who will oversee their placement, support and manage them during the programme.  The young person also attends some classroom based study in IT, self-care, customer services and employability skills.  These help them increase their skills and confidence so they can progress into their chosen career.

When does the scheme start?

The next Programme is planned for September 2019. 

What’s involved?

The candidates are invited to a Taster Day, 7-10 days before the programme starts.  Here they find out more about the programme, is it for them.  Buddys are invited to the afternoon session where short interviews are held to select these joining the programme.

On the first day they take part in a short induction followed by ‘meeting your buddy’

On the final day of the programme a Celebration Event is arranged.  The young people showcase what they have learned through the 4 week journey.  They all receive certificates from one of the UHL Execs. 

Could you provide a placement?

We are looking for placement opportunities which can provide:

  • Practical experience
  • A varied programme of activities
  • Supportive and understanding staff

Would you like to be a buddy?

Buddies are individuals who help mentor and support young people on work placement. Being a buddy is a fantastic opportunity to:

  • Develop your leadership skills
  • Share your knowledge and experience
  • See a young person develop
  • Be part of a very rewarding programme

Contact: sharon.king@uhl-tr.nhs.uk

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