Invest in fresh talent

Many providers in the early years sector are struggling to find new talent, with the shortage of qualified staff being the main barrier to recruitment. However, these settings could be missing out on a key area of the market: new to the industry candidates.

On-the-job training, such as an apprenticeship, means learners can gain a nationally recognised qualification whilst putting their new skills straight into practice. An apprenticeship could transform these new recruits with little to no experience into valuable, adaptable and highly skilled employees.

Plus, these recruits who you’ve nurtured through their training are more likely to stay loyal to your company and want to grow with your setting. Connect2Care are here to help you employ the right people with the right values and attributes with our free apprenticeship recruitment service.


Provide development opportunities

Modern workers are looking for careers that offer more than just a wage at the end of each month. When considering a new position, people are looking for job satisfaction, a good work/life balance and, importantly, the opportunity for personal or professional growth.

People want a sense of enjoyment, to be challenged and feel valued as part of their working day. And one of the most beneficial ways to achieve this is by offering training and development.

Demonstrating that your company is willing to invest in employees’ continued professional development will help you to stand out from other employers to attract the most desirable candidates.


Rewarding career path

The early years sector offers a rewarding and attractive career path, with many setting managers having started out as unqualified early years workers. Giving jobseekers the opportunity to visualise a personal route to their career destination will help motivate them to join your organisation, aiding your recruitment efforts.

Make it clear there are equal opportunities to develop personally and professionally for all potential recruits, even those less keen to climb the ladder. This will help maintain your employees’ level of enthusiasm to work for your company.

Jobseekers crave development opportunities making it a huge draw for those considering working for you.


Useful resources

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