Offering a clear progression pathway is crucial to both upskilling and retaining talent

Whether your care setting is currently looking to expand your leadership team or to develop your newest recruits internally, offering a clear pathway for progression is crucial to both upskilling and retaining talent.

Our achievement rates for Care are 73.9% compared to the national average of 58.4% in healthcare and public services apprenticeships in 2020/21- This is something that sets us significantly apart from our competitors.

Having this confidence in a training provider is important when care providers find themselves facing unprecedented challenges with financial pressures and workforce gaps. We strongly believe that apprentices play an important role in meeting future care provider needs. With apprenticeships being designed to bridge the divide between employment and education, apprenticeships enable your team to study while continuing to work.

A career progression route is made up of the positions open to your employees as they grow in their roles. Their first Apprenticeship or diploma, for example, can mark the beginning of their career path within your care setting. As they gain additional knowledge and skills, they may wish to progress into more advanced roles/responsibilities. Some employees may even “move laterally” into an equal but different job role as they specialise or change career paths completely.

Giving your employees access to progression information early into employment is crucial, and you should consider offering apprenticeships from Level 2 and then creating a continuous learning and leadership pathway tailored to each role. Alternatively, our apprenticeship progression route as shown below is designed for individuals who are looking for a clear progression route on an apprenticeship or entry-level employment.

 

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The following factors can also contribute to an employer’s ability to retain staff:

  • Lack of training and development opportunities for new hires
  • Poor communication between management and staff members
  • Unclear job descriptions that do not clearly define responsibilities
  • Inadequate staffing levels to cover the workload.
  • An inability to provide feedback on performance issues
  • High turnover costs associated with hiring and firing workers

Apprenticeships are also a strong answer to these factors, so,  get in touch with our team today on 0800 783 2545 to set your staff up on a progression pathway through apprenticeships.

We are rated as ‘excellent’