The NHS in England is hiring 10,000 school leavers given training by the Prince’s Trust charity.
The new staff will go some way towards solving the shortage caused by rising demands on the service and falling EU migration.
The trust’s research suggests there is concern among public-sector employers that jobs are becoming harder to fill.
The new staff will work in non-clinical jobs although some may train as nurses or doctors eventually.
“There are lots of young people who struggle to access the kinds of careers and opportunities that we offer and the opportunity of this partnership is to reach out to those young people,” NHS Employers chief executive Danny Mortimer told BBC News.
In Birmingham, where the NHS is the city’s biggest employer,…
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