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Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Building the professional capacity of its current staff whilst recruiting and training a new generation of professionals is keeping Cardiff and Vale University Health Board at the leading edge of the health sector.

The health board has been upskilling its workforce through almost two dozen apprenticeships since 2006 but accelerated its programme through the creation of an Apprenticeship Academy in 2018. This has created nearly 900 new enrolments, including new recruits to the sector.

Opportunities are available for both established employees as well as newcomers to build a career, with a fresh pipeline of talent addressing the challenge to recruit and maintain staff. Partnerships are crucial in delivering the large number of programmes, with lead training provider ACT also joined by Talk Training, Educ8, ALS and Cardiff and Vale College working alongside the health board.