As workforce plans need to be considered as part of future service delivery models linked with commissioning intentions, the connectivity between service planning (new care models), financial considerations and workforce remain crucial.
The NHS spends almost 65% of its operational budget on its most valuable asset: its staff. Therefore, development of existing as well as recruitment of new staff linked with the demand/supply/retention issues continue to be key priorities. Given that more than 50% of today’s workforce will still be working in the health service in 2032, we can provide you with support to up-skill, develop, and train your workforce including innovative approaches such as apprenticeships.
Apprenticeships are structured training programmes which give your staff a chance to work towards a qualification. The key is that they are employer driven – because you know best when it comes to the skills and knowledge required for your service.
Through apprenticeships you can offer your current workforce opportunities to:
- re-train and up-skill to meet the service demand,
- support career pathways to ensure that you have the right people, in the right place, with the right skills at the right time,
- develop great leadership capabilities across your organisation,
- improve your recruitment offer and to create a talent pipeline.