Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH) have strong links with local organisations, schools and colleges to promote Nursing. This has supported the recruitment of individuals who are underrepresented and as such NUH have a more diverse workforce that represents the community it serves. NUH run a number of programmes which target hard-to-reach groups. These programmes evaluate well and have positive employment and retention outcomes for the Trust. The programmes include Project Search - an internship for individuals with learning disabilities; and Princes Trust and sector-based work academies which have been proven to reduce the number of young people not in education, employment or training.