Would you like to work for an organisation where you can make a real difference? Then start a fulfilling career with one of our fast-track employment schemes, created in partnership with The Prince’s Trust. If you’re aged 18 to 30 years old and not in education, employment or training, then your future could start now.
Health & Social Care Programme
Forge a rewarding career in the NHS or your local care home whilst using your skills to give back to your community, with our healthcare project.
Get into STEM
Take your first step into the world of science, technology, engineering or mathematics with one of our Get Into STEM programmes.
About The Prince’s Trust
The Prince’s Trust was founded in 1976, when His Royal Highness Prince Charles noticed young people in the UK were not receiving adequate help and support to move into education, employment or training. To date, The Prince’s Trust has helped over a million young people find the tools and confidence to achieve their dreams. Our projects with The Trust enables Leeds City College to support health and social care, provide access to the STEM industry, and equip young people in Leeds with skills and employment.
Health & Social Care Programme
A healthcare-based employment initiative for 18-30 year olds that guarantees you an interview in just six weeks! If helping others has always appealed to you, then this is your chance to use your skills in a life-changing industry.
Did you know that there are, on average, over 100,000 vacancies in the NHS at any given time? It’s not only on the front line either – crucial work takes place every day behind the scenes. By getting skilled people into employment, we can ensure our National Health Service continues to thrive and helps those who need it most.
It’s not just the NHS that you can access – you can also work in a whole host of roles across the private sector including care homes, dentists, foster care homes and nurseries. We’re aiming to get 75 adults, aged 18-30 years old, into employment and place them in positions ranging from clinical support roles to admin and corporate services.
The sectors and roles we are recruiting for include:
- Administration – receptionists, health record administrators, etc.
- Clinical Support – healthcare assistants, care support workers, etc.
- Corporate Services – HR, IT support, PR & communications, etc.
- Domestic Services – catering assistants, cleaning operatives, hospital porters, etc.
- Estate Services – maintenance workers, electricians, plumbers, etc.
- Support Services – security officers, health & safety advisors, etc.
Each candidate will receive
4-weeks’ accredited training in the sector you’re interested in.
Training will take place in college and will be delivered by staff from both the college and The Prince’s Trust. Your training allows you to earn qualifications for your sector in job-specific skills, such as customer service, essential digital skills or safeguarding.
A 2-week placement with an employer.
We will secure you work experience with an organisation where you can put the skills you’ve learnt into practice. Please note: work placements will be dependent upon current COVID-19/lockdown restrictions.
A skills-review and preparation week supported by the National Careers Service.
This is where your overall skills development will be reviewed by your programme mentor. You will also receive interview and employability support in areas including interview question preparation, staging mock interviews, and/or individualised coaching with your mentor.
A guaranteed interview.
You will have the opportunity to interview for paid, full-time employment with either the company/business who hosted your work experience or another health and social care employer.
Who’s it for?
Anyone who is 18-30 years old, wanting to work in the NHS, private healthcare or social care, and who is either finishing a college course; not in education, employment or training; or looking to change careers.
How to apply
There are, on average, over 100,000* vacancies across the NHS at any time and about 122,000** in the wider social care sector – we want to help by recruiting young people into the Health & Social Care sector.
*NHS Vacancy Statistics England February 2015 – September 2019, Experimental Statistics, average across all quarters
** Skills for Care – The State of Adult Social Care in England, 2019
Get Into STEM Programme
STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, and relates to all jobs and industries that utilise these skills. Our Get Into STEM courses offer a doorway into this once hard-to-access industry, providing essential knowledge and training for prosperous STEM careers.
4-Day Taster Session
Our Taster Session programme is the perfect introduction for engineering or digital enthusiasts. This four-day course lets you explore specific skillsets needed for technology and engineering – allowing you to discover the industry you’d like to pursue.
Over the four days, you will cover:
- Day 1: CAD & 3D printing
- Day 2: Programming skills/CNC
- Day 3: Machining & weld
- Day 4: Presentation and evaluation of progression opportunities
Completing this course allows you to pinpoint your area of interest and progress on to another course to develop your knowledge. It’s ideal for busy lifestyles.
Get Into STEM – 6 Week Introduction
Develop your understanding of the engineering and digital professions at levels 1 and 2, over a six-week period. Similar to our 4-day Taster Session, this introductory course allows you to pinpoint the industry in which you’d like to work, whilst learning core skills and knowledge in engineering and computer-aided design (CAD).
This course provides in-depth knowledge on digital engineering using CAD. It also allows you to enter employment training or continue studying to develop your study.
Get Into STEM – 6 Week Development
Prepare for the working world of engineering with this six-week development course. Learn about sustainability and the engineering environment, develop hands-on and problem-solving skills, explore STEM career pathways and receive advice on interview preparation.
This course familiarises you with the skills and techniques of engineering. It also allows you to enter employment training or continue studying to further your knowledge.
“60% of young people believe getting a new job feels impossible*.” Making it even harder to find a job that leads onto a rewarding career.
*The Prince’s Trust Tesco Youth Index 2021