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Swansea Bay University Health Board

Providing healthcare to 390,000 people leaves no margin for error and Swansea Bay University Health Board (UHB) believes its apprenticeship programme is developing a new, innovative and smart workplace for the future.

Since creating its Apprentice Academy with the support of Skills Academy Wales in late 2016, more than 200 apprentices have been appointed and more than 600 existing staff enrolled on upskilling programmes across 12 learning frameworks.

The academy has not only succeeded in attracting talented recruits through non-traditional routes, it has also enabled existing staff to upskill and step up the career ladder. The academy regularly works with local schools, colleges and job centres to promote opportunities.