A:5 Young People – Our Workforce of the Future

Session Summary

The way in which we deliver health and social care services is changing, and we will need a workforce which can embrace and deliver that change both now and in the future. The health service needs to adapt to ensure it can continue to attract and retain the workforce it needs both now and in the years ahead.

In the Year of Young People, this session focused on the millennial workforce and beyond. In particular, the session looked at how we can inspire young people to take up the range of opportunities on offer.  

Delegates heard first-hand from young people who are already working in the sector about their experiences, what attracted them to their current roles and what they are looking for from their employer as their careers develop. Contributors came from Young Scot, the Princes Trust and the NHS Professional Careers Programme.