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Prince's Trust placements

The Prince’s Trust is a national programme open to young people across the country to develop skills and obtain relevant experience required to secure employment either within the NHS or other associated organisation. We are currently preparing to accept a new cohort of individuals on placement through the Prince’s Trust starting mid-September 2021; the commitment from DCHS is to offer placements to 16 participants between Monday 13 September - Friday 7 October 2021 in a variety of areas in order to begin them on this journey.

These placements could be in either a clinical and non-clinical setting and may consist of a mixture of activities such as assisting in a clinic or a ward environment, shadowing a ward clerk, shadowing a healthcare assistant or working within an administrative setting. The individuals joining us through this scheme will need to undertake relevant training that will consist of the DCHS corporate induction and other relevant skills training (for example, manual handling, food hygiene, data protection, safeguarding. etc.).

If you are interested in supporting the Prince’s Trust project and think you can offer a placement to one of these individuals, please can you email by Monday 23 August 2021 to confirm  what placements you could accommodate and give a brief overview of the duties you would be asking them to undertake by filling out this form.

We will also be looking to offer a learning session on “being a Princes Trust mentor” for you and would like to assure you that you would be supported throughout the time you have a young person on placement within your team. Please note however, that these individuals will not necessarily have a DBS check and so will need to be supervised at all times.  The ultimate aim of this process if for these placements to either lead into apprenticeships, our bank talent pool, and/or give the individual the right tools to secure future employment within the NHS.

If you would like to more information about the Prince’s Trust programme, please find attached a flyer which gives you further details about the work they undertake or click here to visit their website.

Key dates
Wednesday 15 September - Princes Trust "Being a Princes Trust Buddy"
Wednesday 22 September - Taster day (introductions and interviews for placements)
Monday 27 September - Saturday 2 October - Induction
Monday 4 October - Friday 22 October - Placements
Friday 22 October - Celebration event

Full schedule here.