Recruiting under 18s into the NHS


There are many myths surrounding the hosting of industry placements in the Health sector. 

In response to this, NHS Employers has developed a guide to Busting myths on recruiting under 18s into the NHS.  Its aim is to demonstrate the benefits of employing them in the health and social care sectors and highlight the work of other trusts in this area.

It covers the following myths: 

1.Under 18s cannot work in clinical settings

2. Under 18s are prohibited from working more than eight hours a day.

3. A separate risk assessment is needed for under 18s

4. ID cards are the minimum acceptable evidence for under 18s

5. Under 18s are subject to the same employment history check 

6. a DBS check is required for all under 18s

Access the full guide here


More information

1. Hear from other employers about their experiences with T Level Health and Science:

  • Working with under-18s: hints and tips for supporting industry placements


  • Clinical Placements: An example of best practice (Webinar Recording)


2. Hear from students about their experience with T Levels in Health and Science:

  • The T Level Advantage: A Journey to a Career in Healthcare 


  • T Level Health and Social Care




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