Healthcare Horizons

About the programme

Through our work we aim to encourage and help young people to take the first step on their career in the healthcare sector by:

  • Increasing awareness of NHS careers
  • Raising career aspirations
  • Promoting Barts Health as a local employer
  • Helping with recruitment to higher education, apprenticeship programmes and employment
  • Improving careers advice and guidance provided to young people


Our offering to schools and colleges

We are currently working with 36 schools within the boroughs of Tower Hamlets, Newham, Hackney and Waltham Forest offering a wide range of activities:

Years 10-13

  • Career talks in small groups
  • Attending parents evenings to increase awareness of existing career pathways

Years 12-13

  • Barts Health summer school
  • Career events
  • Work experience
  • Mentoring programme

16 - 29 year olds

  • Apprenticeship recruitment
  • Pre-employment training programme

Participating schools:


  • BSix College
  • Clapton Girls' Academy
  • Our Lady’s Catholic High School
  • Petchey Academy
  • Stoke Newington
  • The City Academy
  • Cardinal Pole Sixth Form
  • Mossbourne Community Academy
  • Bridge Academy


  • Brampton Manor Academy 6th form
  • London Academy of Excellence
  • Newham Sixth Form College (NewVic)
  • St. Angela's Sixth Form
  • St. Bonaventure's Sixth Form
  • Newham College
  • Newham Collegiate 6th form

Tower Hamlets

  • Bishop Challoner Catholic Collegiate School
  • Central Foundation Girls' School
  • George Green's School
  • Morpeth School
  • Mulberry School for Girls
  • Oaklands School
  • Sir John Cass's Foundation and Red Coat Church of England Secondary School
  • St Paul's Way Trust
  • Swanlea School
  • Langdon Park School
  • New City College

Waltham Forest

  • Leyton Sixth Form College
  • Norlington School for Boys
  • Sir George Monoux College
  • Waltham Forest College
  • Walthamstow Academy
  • Highams Park School
  • Lammas School
  • Walthamstow School for Girls
  • Heathcote School

Work experience opportunities

Covid-19: Work experience is not being offered by our trust at the moment. Schools and colleges that are enrolled on our programme will be notified once it resumes.

Due to a high demand, we are unable to accept requests from individual students. All our work experience placements are offered directly to schools and colleges participating in our programme (please see list of offering schools and colleges tab). If you are attending one of the schools listed, please speak to your Careers Advisor to log your request. 

Apply for our Pre-Employment training programme

Our pre-employability training programme will provide eligible 16-29 year olds the opportunity to access entry level jobs and any upcoming apprenticeship vacancies (as and when available) at the Trust. More information about the typical vacancies on offer and the programme can be found within the following   Pre-Employment Training Programme Booklet [pdf] 902KB

Eligibility criteria (all requirements must be met):

  • Age 16-29
  • Resident of one of the following boroughs: Tower Hamlets, Newham, Waltham Forest, Hackney. Temporarily open to residents in Redbridge, Barking, Dagenham and Havering.
  • Good GCSEs in Maths and English (A*-C) or equivalent
  • EU/UK resident for a minimum of 3 years
  • Must not be in education at the point of application for the programme

All candidates interested in applying for the pre-employability training programme must send an email stating the cohort number as well as attaching an updated CV to healthcare careers team

Those eligible will be invited to an information and assessment day, and successful candidates will be selected following a short interview. Candidates must be available to attend all dates in their specified cohort.

Upcoming pre-employment dates 2020

Pre-employment training programme



Pre employment upcoming dates






26th July 2021

2nd Aug- 6th Aug 2021

16th Aug- 27th Aug 2021


27th Sept 2021

4th Oct– 8th Oct 2021

18th Oct- 29th Oct 2021


15th Nov 2021

22nd Nov to 26th Nov 2021

6th Dec – 17th Dec 2021

Please specify which cohort number you can attend on your CV. You must be free for the information day, at least one day in the interview week and the full two weeks of training from 9am to 5pm (Mon-Fri).

Eligibility criteria:

• Aged 16-29 years old

• Lived in the UK/EU for the past three years or over

• Have good GCSEs in Maths and English (A*-C) or an equivalent Level 2 qualification

• Live in Newham, Hackney, Waltham Forest or Tower Hamlets. Temporarily open to residents in Redbridge, Barking, Dagenham and Havering.

• Out of education at the point of application or during the training