Cultivating the next generation of NHS heroes

With the 'Healthcare Horizons' programme, we're helping young people in east London take the first step into NHS careers in healthcare and health sciences. 

We're dedicated to

Building the next generation of healthcare professionals and ensuring that all young people in east London have access to the same career opportunities, regardless of their background.

The difference we're making

We are supporting young people throughout their journey to a healthcare career, with initiatives tailored by age group:

  • Hands-on events and work experience placements for secondary school students
  • Immersive simulations of how an operating theatre works in the cutting-edge simulation suite at The Royal London Hospital for teenagers
  • Direct support and advice will be offered for students completing applications for university
  • Motivational training, interview skills development and regular events showcasing the range of available opportunities for young people getting straight into work

Supported by Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London

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What the apprentices are saying

"At Barts Health I’m always learning new life skills, and I think having exposure to real life situations will make it easier for me to secure jobs in the long run. I never realised my capabilities before working at Barts Health and I feel so much more confident.

I’m so grateful to be taking part in the apprenticeship programme and have to pinch myself sometimes to remind myself that I’m working in a place that focuses on making a difference."

- Mehwish, 17, who secured an apprenticeship at Barts Health after work experience and pre-employment training with the Trust

Funding extraordinary healthcare

We have worked with the JPMorgan Chase Foundation and Barts Health NHS Trust to make this programme one of the largest of its kind, reaching:

  • Over 1000 students across Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Newham and Hackney
  • Over 200 work experience placements will be offered to east London schools and colleges
  • 200 apprentices will be recruited through-out the programme

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