Nuffield Health, one of the UK’s leading independent health service providers, used to be an employer provider when the levy first launched in 2017. But after re-evaluating its entire apprenticeship strategy, the business transitioned to a purely external operational model in 2019.
And it’s had a transformative impact. The move has not only driven a real breadth of programmes, but switching to external apprenticeship training has seen an impressive 304% increase in learners and it no longer expires any of its levy funds.
A collaboration with Lifetime brought fresh inspiration for driving Nuffield Health’s provision forward, where we‘ve become a natural extension of the team by taking the day-to-day management off their hands.
Together, we’ve successfully realigned apprenticeships to the very forefront of Nuffield Health’s people development, focusing on Leadership and Management, Early Years, Health Care and Personal Training. Led by robust planning and innovative thinking, we’ve continued to evolve the apprenticeship offering, maximise workforce potential and create impact where it’s needed most.
In a company as diverse and as wide-reaching as Nuffield Health, it’s vital to create an agile, multi-skilled workforce to meet its demands. It’s why the company has always looked at how the levy can future-proof its internal talent. But since the start of our partnership, we’ve established new ways to do it.
It’s not just about spending the levy to expire zero funds. Our collaboration has optimised Nuffield Health's levy spend, driving a strategy that invests apprenticeship funds in the right areas.
Now, with over 50 programmes available, Nuffield Health’s provision successfully levels up careers in all areas of the business, from healthcare, fitness and wellbeing, to its head office and support role positions.
Almost 400 of its 550+ learners are on programme with Lifetime, with different level apprenticeships that support different skills and career levels. Our latest learner survey proves just how well it’s working: