Author: Emma BowkerDate: 1 year 10 months Ago


Over the past 12 years, East Lancashire Hospitals Trusts (ELHT) Finance Department have taken on 12 Apprentices, 10 of whom are still employed within the department

The department strive to continuously improve the training and experience provided to the team as a whole, including monthly knowledge and training sessions and annual team away days

Last year we took this a step further. Working with the ELHT Careers Department, we now take on work experience students from local colleges, along with the Prince’s Trust placements

We have accommodated 12 students on 1 week work experience placements over the last year. Students are given an insight into NHS Finance, along with information on the different career paths and study routes available to them should they take up a career in NHS Finance

Our department has also been involved in the Prince’s Trust programme. As an organisation, we have accommodated 41 places on this scheme, where 2 young people have been offered a placement within Finance. This offers 18-30 year olds a 4 week placement within a chosen department, and is aimed at people who may not have had an opportunity to overcome barriers and enter into sustainable employment

We take seriously the importance of training and nurturing the future NHS Finance professionals, and believe giving these opportunities to the local population of vital importance to help us achieve this

Have a look at some of the case studies from people who have taken part in the programme throughout different departments in the Trust to see how these programmes have helped them