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August 12, 2022

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust highlights opportunities and services this International Youth Day

Three of the healthy families team stand in front of stand ready to help young people and their families
  • Wide range of services provided for children, young people and their families
  • Trust’s youngest employee is 17 years old
  • 12 staff under 25 taking apprenticeships

Opportunities for all ages are being highlighted by Bolton NHS Foundation Trust this International Youth Day (12 August).

The Trust employs more than 6,000 people, with its youngest employee aged just 17 and its oldest aged 82.

An extensive apprenticeship programme is on offer for staff, with current apprentices ranging from 17 to 61 years of age.

James Mawrey, Deputy Chief Executive and Director of People at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust, said:

I am so proud of the work all our staff do, and am excited by the energy and passion they bring.

“The NHS is a great organisation to have a career in, with so many opportunities to learn, progress and discover.

“We know that our oldest employee will have been 64 years young when our youngest employee was born, which truly highlights the desire of all generations to help their community.

While apprenticeships are available for all ages, 12 staff under 25 years old are taking apprenticeships with the Trust, including:

  • Training Nursing Associate
  • Healthcare Science
  • Accountancy

The Trust also has 19 employees aged 50+ taking apprenticeships across a range of disciplines.

James added:

Investing in our staff is a key priority for us.

“It not only gives our staff the opportunity to progress, improve and provide a higher quality of care for our patients, but also helps them to feel valued as employees.

Services and support available

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust also provides a range of services and support for children, young people and their families throughout Bolton, including:

  • Emotional health and wellbeing
  • Growth and development
  • Health lifestyles
  • Illness, safety and first aid
  • Sexuality and gender identity
  • Smoking, drugs and alcohol
  • Sexual health and contraception
  • Social support

The Trust’s Healthy Families team continues to be out and about across Bolton this summer, providing advice and support to young people and their families at a range of Bolton summer fun events.

For the fourth year running Bolton NHS Foundation Trust scored highest in the NHS staff survey as the best place to work in Greater Manchester.

Find your place with the Trust on our jobs page.

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