NHSP Springboard

NHSP:Springboard helps Trusts whose local supply of trained and experienced care workers has been exhausted - with NHS Professionals recruiting, screening and placing candidates in tailored development programmes within Trusts.

NHS Professionals established Care Support Worker (CSW) development programme delivers an opportunity for those without formal care experience to become a flexible support worker. Through an extensive training and provision programme, NHSP ensures those who pass the programme will possess all 15 standards of the National Care Certificate. 

The programme provides a pool of valuable support workers for Trusts - filling thousands of shifts during their supervised training, improving workforce planning and supporting full time staff. Candidates are awarded the Care Certificate on successful completion.

In one Trust recruits from the NHSP:Springboard programme provided an extra 25% of additional shifts being filled by the bank

NHSP:Springboard has been really successful in the Trust and we would like to do it again. Many of the recruits have fantastic life experience elsewhere and bring more into care work. This is of great value to us and many have been offered permanent roles in the Trust”. 

Phil O’Connor, Trust Lead, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital