“Employability and work experience programmes help us find professionals and support staff that will work in the health and care system for years to come, and provide opportunities for young people to get ready for and get into a great career in the NHS.”



Model:6-13 week placement, mix of classroom training and workplace experience
Funding: Company funded
Delivery Partner: Prince’s Trust, JCP, various local arrangements
Scale 2020: 15,856 placements
Success Rate: 59% into jobs or education 

NHS: Recruit at scale and building the business case

The NHS in England is Movement to Work’s largest contributor of placements. Its participation is spread across 251 Trusts, plus several smaller providers, such as, GP practices.

The recruitment focus fits with apprenticeships and permanent entry level positions to help address workforce supply issues

The NHS has been at the forefront of our ROI employability programme analysis. This independent analysis was undertaken by Accenture with positive results showing a ROI of 2.5 over five years and a breakeven threshold of 19 months.

Specific benefits were listed in reduced turnover (9%), reduced absence (2%) and increased staff commitment. Also, 80% of hiring managers considered the initiative to have had a positive impact.