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The National Skills Academy

The National Skills Academy for Health is an employer-driven organisation that works with all health employers to ensure the high quality development for the support workforce and sustained investment in their skills and training. Working with employers to ensure this vital sector of the workforce gets the training they need to do the job they love, creating and maintaining the high quality health service we all want.

Thousands of healthcare employers use apprenticeships to attract new talent, reskill existing staff and tackle skill shortages. We make it easy for employers to take on apprentices by providing a bespoke service designed around the skills needs of the organisation.

Thinking of hiring an apprentice, but not sure where to start?

Our team of expert staff can provide advice and guidance on all aspects of employing apprentices. They will help you identify which apprenticeship programmes would benefit your organisation the most, advise on funding and grants to help stretch your training budget and ensure you secure the best training provision through our network of quality-assured providers.

We can also recruit, employ and manage apprentices on your behalf through our Apprenticeship Training Agency (ATA). This service enables you to benefit from hosting an apprentice within your organisation but, as the apprentice is employed by the ATA, we will take care of any HR issues, performance management and payroll administration. If you do not need the full ATA service but simply want assistance with recruitment, we can help with that too.

Further information on the National Skills Academy of Health can be found here.

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