The Learn Lead Workforce Development Strategy (2009-2014), produced by the Faculty of Education, outlined our vision for developing a workforce representative of our local community. The Six C's Strategy outlines the steps required to provide this workforce, which include contact, confidence, career exposure, access competence, workplace competence and NHS career development.
During 2012, we supported a local school in their bid to build a Studio College on land that bordered Heartlands Hospital. This bid was successful and a vocational school for three hundred 14-19 year olds opened in September 2013. We made an annual commitment to provide 60 vocational placements for pupils at this college to support their education and help build our future workforce. This agreement led to the pilot of a new approach to work experience provision that met the needs of young people, regardless of their social background or parental status.
This case study has now been published on NHS Employers website and can be accessed via the below link: