Engaging the young workforce
NDHT has considerable experience of training young people for a career in health and social care with a dedicated lead role for engaging the young workforce. Together with Petroc College, we have set up the Care Academy, where A-Level and BTEC health and social care students get to work alongside NHS staff in a variety of clinical areas at North Devon District Hospital. The aim is to provide possible future employment opportunities for local young people and build a talent-pool that Devon Cares could call upon.
NDHT also has built a robust apprenticeship scheme and recruits over 100 apprentices annually across all areas of the Trust, and we have won awards for our Project SEARCH programme which gives young people with learning disabilities experience of working in healthcare.