Lifetime’s NHS Partner Programme  

Our dedicated NHS team works with over 50 NHS Trusts across the UK, committed to supporting the development of a pipeline of skills to meet the future needs of the NHS.

Lifetime's NHS Partner Programme

An enhanced package of support, services and advice available to our Trust partners, designed to maximise the impact of apprenticeships by developing a pipeline of future-proofed skills.

Ease
A fully managed service that reduces your administration time, allowing your Trust to focus on the things that matter most.
Expertise
Access to expert advice, support and guidance to embed apprentices as part of your long-term workforce development plans. 
Effectiveness
Increasing participation, social mobility and driving cost savings through levy optimisation and reduction of recruitment costs.

Working in Partnership

Watch our video to find out how Lifetime has helped Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children attract, develop and build their workforce for the future.

NHS Partner Programme benefits

Dedicated Partnership Managers

Benefit from Lifetime's sector experts in health and apprenticeship strategy.

Expert advice

A rolling programme of webinars that provides practical, industry-leading advice on best practice for your Trust.

Apprenticeship recruitment

Build your talent pipeline with the right people using the UK’s largest apprenticeship recruitment service

Supported apprenticeships

Support packages available for learners with additional needs, across diverse programmes.

HEI Bridging programme

Developing academic skills and foundation knowledge to facilitate access to higher education programmes.

Impact Evaluation

A bespoke service showcasing the benefits of apprenticeships for your people, organisation and the communities you operate in.

Marketing support

Comprehensive and complimentary marketing support and communications designed for programme success.

Custom programmes

A bespoke NHS programme for Customer Service Practitioner Level 2, including contextualised NHS learning resources and videos.

NHS Partner Programme key features

Build NHS careers with apprenticeships: our bridging programme

  • Acquire accredited foundation knowledge of human anatomy and physiology in relation to health and well-being of individuals.
  • Discover opportunities in higher education which are suited to professional aspirations and personal circumstances.
  • Strengthen self-confidence in realising potential to undertake higher-level study.
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Access a package of support for additional learning needs

  • We're committed to making sure every learner receives tailored support and has access to a wealth of learning resources, from weekly welfare sessions, self-help guides, supporting technology, to ESOL support and signposting to relevant external support.
  • Our dedicated learner support team offers a variety of comprehensive learning support and aftercare, providing bespoke support to accommodate a wide range of learners with additional needs and social support.
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Attract new talent in a competitive market

  • We believe that apprenticeships are key to opening opportunities right across the NHS and have successfully recruited over 500 NHS apprentices into full-time roles.
  • We help our Trust partners overcome their recruitment challenges. Our partners have complimentary access to our recruitment service, to recruit the right people and build a talent pipeline in an ever-competitive labour market.
  • We work with your recruitment team and NHS Jobs, to attract, screen and shortlist potential candidates. From administrators to chefs to clinical staff, we match your positions to our talent pipeline.
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Lifetime’s ongoing programme of industry-leading webinars provides practical advice on building a future-proofed talent pipeline at your Trust:

  • Lifetime NHS Partner Programme: Building your skills pipeline.
    Watch here
  • Attracting new talent in a competitive market.
    Watch here
  • Supported apprenticeships: Widening participation.
    Watch here

NHS partner programme expert advice and support

We’re committed to recruiting, supporting and developing a pipeline of talent across the NHS. Want to find out more about our NHS Partner Programme?

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We have supported staff to complete Level 3 and Level 5 apprenticeships which have subsequently provided the learner with the entry criteria to go on to complete a full nursing degree. This has helped us develop workforce plans to meet the challenges of our skills shortages.

Katie Humphrey, Widening Participation Lead at Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust