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Youth Employment Plan

The NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Youth Employment Plan was initially approved in March 2012, and later refreshed in March 2014, in an attempt to increase the numbers of employees aged 16-24 years for workforce sustainability purposes and in support of Scottish Government Health Directorate commitment to the Scottish Government Youth Employment Strategy at a time of exceptionally high youth unemployment rates. 

The recommendations set out in the plan saw the establishment of the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Modern Apprenticeship Programme and a commitment to the:

  • Development of initiatives to support NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde services to implement pre-employment and work experience models (see pre-employment initiatives).
  • Establishment of of programmes to support vulnerable young people with specific barriers to employment to support transition into employment ( see pre-employment initiatives).

While the national youth employability agenda, and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde's contribution to this, is important and rightly underpins NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde activity in this area, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde workforce demographics highlight a critical need for the organisation to increase the number of younger employees to ensure we have a sustainable workforce.  

The Youth Employment Plan will be reviewed in early 2016 and the refreshed plan made available on these pages when available. The role of the Employability Service within the plan is to support local services to:

  • Provide specialist advice and guidance to identify suitable mechanisms to attract, train and retain young employees
  • Support development of initiatives within NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde services to increase the number of employees aged 16 – 24 years of age
  • Work with partner agencies to develop awareness of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde jobs and careers.
Last Updated: 06 May 2016