British heart foundation

Providing workplace experience and training to young people in a welcoming and supportive environment.


Sector Third Sector
UK Workforce 3,000
Funding Source


The British Heart foundation funds over £100 million of research each year into all heart and circulatory diseases and the things that cause them. Heart diseases. Stroke. Vascular dementia. Diabetes. They’re all connected, and they’re all under our microscope. Our shops play a key role in our work to beat heartbreak forever. We welcome young people seeking work experience into our diverse retail teams. They become valued team members while gaining retail, customer service and warehousing skills.

British Heart Foundation Case Studies

Bea, who completed a Traineeship with BHF through Smart Training

“I got involved, well, because my older sister volunteers here, Ellie, and then I was looking on Apprenticeships websites, looking for something to do next. The traineeship came up on a government website and my Mum said I should go for it. I think part of it was to become more confident around different people… I used to be really shy, and very nervous, not talking to anyone, but now I’m training people and helping the new guys.” 

Click here to visit British Heart Foundation’s website.