Posted on Tuesday 17 March 2015
The Trust was named Work Experience Placement Provider of the Year at the Mayor’s Fund for London Awards
Guy’s and St Thomas’ is London’s top provider of work experience – it’s official.
The Trust was named Work Experience Placement Provider of the Year at the Mayor’s Fund for London Awards at City Hall on Thursday 12 March.
These prestigious awards celebrate the achievements of employers that are committed to improving employment opportunities of young Londoners.
From January to September 2014 alone, Guy’s and St Thomas’ provided work experience opportunities for more than 450 young people through innovative programmes including placements for autistic youngsters.
Ann Macintyre, Director of Workforce, says: “To win a Mayor’s Fund for London Award shows the huge effort that staff across the Trust make to provide work experience placements.
“I would like to say a big thank you to every member of staff who gives up their time to take someone on work experience. Their contribution is making a real difference to the life chances and career prospects of many local young people.”
Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, adds: “For London to retain its pre-eminence in a highly competitive global market, there has to be continuous investment in our young people, from all backgrounds.
“I applaud the efforts of all the organisations and individuals being recognised by these awards for their dynamic approach to youth employment in London.”