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  • For the next 45mins – I will be focusing on the range of initiatives, project and activities the National Apprenticeship Service are engaged with at a national and local level to promote Apprenticeships and Traineeships to schools and young peopleHave some slides that will take 30 mins or so and spend the end of the session for a general Q&A.

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  • Engaging schools and young people in Apprenticeships 17th January 2014
  • Session Overview • Apprenticeship facts and stats • Raising the Participation Age • National Initiatives, projects and activities • Local Initiatives, projects and activities • Available materials and resources designed to support Teachers, Tutors, Careers Advisers and Educators • Apprenticeship vacancies • Traineeships • Next Steps • NAS information & useful contacts 2|
  • Apprenticeships Basics • A job with training • Minimum of 12 months • Minimum of 30 hours a week • Minimum hourly wage is £2.68 • National average pay is £200 per week (according to pay survey 2011) • Available to anyone over the age of 16 living in England • Contract of employment • Entry requirements vary 3|
  • Apprenticeships – The facts • Open to all ages although government funding prioritised towards 16 to 18 year olds • Over 510,200 people started an Apprenticeship in 2012/13 • 114,500 were 16 -18 year olds,165,400 aged 19-24 and 230,300 aged 25+ • After finishing their Apprenticeship, the majority of apprentices (85%) will stay in employment, with two-thirds (64%) staying with the same employer. • A third (32%) of all former apprentices had received a promotion within 12 months of finishing, and of those in work, three quarters (75%) reported taking on more responsibility in their job. • Over 100,000 employers employ apprentices in 200,000 locations 4|
  • Apprenticeships – The facts •In 2012/13 data shows 43% of apprentices this year starting Advanced or Higher Apprenticeships. •92% of employers that take on an apprentice report benefits to their business •72% of businesses reporting that apprentices improved their productivity. •In 2012/13 - 128,800 vacancies posted on Apprenticeship vacancies (Av) •Apprenticeship Success Rates 31% 2004/05 to 74% 2011/12 5|
  • Raising the Participation Age (RPA) Options: • Full-time education, such as school, college or home education or • Work-based learning, such as an Apprenticeship or • Part-time education or training if they are employed, self-employed or • volunteering for 20 hours or more a week. 6|
  • National initiatives/activities  National Careers Service  Enhanced Personalised Referral Service for 16-18 year olds  Directory of provision 7|
  • National initiatives/activities • Inspiring the future - • 8| ‘Speakers into Schools’ community fairs CV/interview workshops Primary Futures http://www.inspiringthefuture.org/
  • National Activities  E-shots, articles & newsletters  Events 9|
  • National initiatives/activities National School Tour (Career Crowd) • Delivered through a grant funded by the National Apprenticeship Service and National Careers Service • Plan to visit 900 secondary schools and sixth form colleges • Interactive, engaging and innovative career workshops • Focusing on years 11-13 • Visit http://careercrowd.notgoingtouni.co.uk/ for more info 10 |
  • London & South East activity •Apprenticeship Information Ambassador Network •London - http://www.lwbla.org.uk/ambassador.php •Kent/Essex – http://www.apprenticeshipinformationambassador.co.uk/ Apprenticeships in Sussex •East Sussex - http://www.apprenticeships-in-sussex.com/ •Job Centre Plus Apprenticeship Champions Project – London & Home Counties •170 JCP Apprenticeship Champions Trained •Skills London 2013 •http://www.skillslondon2013.co.uk 11 |
  • Website Resources – Partners tab – Information, advice and guidance section • http://www.apprenticeships.org.uk/partners/iag.aspx Resources including - • PowerPoint presentations • Year 9-11 school workbook • Future Careers Lesson Plan and Workbook • Apprenticeship Exam Results Toolkit • „Flying Start‟ SMART checklist for school leavers • Links to films and case studies • Downloadable brochures and fact sheets • Advisers Guide/Checklist – information and referral routes 12 |
  • Website Resources – Partners tab – Information, advice and guidance section How to write a winning Apprenticeship Application Download at http://www.apprenticeships.org.uk/~/media/Collate ral/IAG/Apprenticeships-writing-200313newMarch.ashx Apprentice Support Pack Download at http://www.apprenticeships.org.uk/partners/exam resultsresources.aspx 13 |
  • How to search for Apprenticeship / Traineeship vacancies Log In Recommended Search by Post code Register for the first time 14 |
  • Apprenticeship vacancies • 93,160 Av registrations in 2008/09. Nearly 570,000 by 2012/13 • In 2012/13 - 128,800 vacancies posted on Apprenticeship vacancies (Av) •In 2012/13 there was over 1,400,000 online applications •Apprenticeship vacancies are now uploaded to the Job centre plus universal job match. 15 |
  • Applying for an Apprenticeship You can also download the free smartphone app ‘AV Search’ 16 |
  • Apprenticeship vacancies Technology Apprenticeship Programme – Operations at B Sky B Group PLC - £300 Professional Barista Apprentice at Starbucks – various locations - £200 per week HR Apprentice at John Laing Projects & Developments Ltd - £308 per week 17 |
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  • Traineeships Traineeships are designed for unemployed young people aged 16-23 who:• can secure (after help on the traineeship programme) an Apprenticeship or job within six months of starting the Traineeship • are not “Apprenticeship ready” 19 |
  • What is a Traineeship? – 4 elements • A high quality work placement to give the young person meaningful experience, develop workplace skills, and provide an opportunity to prove themselves to an employer. • A focused period of work preparation training. This might focus on areas like CV writing, interview preparation, job search, self-discipline and inter-personal skills • English and maths for young people who have not achieved a GCSE Grade C or equivalent • The flexibility to include other elements such as vocational/specific contents and qualifications 20 |
  • Traineeship Duration • The duration of Traineeships will be a maximum of six months • The aim of Traineeships is to secure young people‟s progression to an Apprenticeship or sustainable job as quickly as possible. Where young people successfully progress earlier than anticipated, we will ensure that this is counted as completing the Traineeship. • We expect the duration of the work placement within a Traineeship to be at least six weeks and no more than five months. 21 |
  • Who can deliver Traineeships • In 2013/14, providers are only eligible to deliver traineeship provision if they have achieved an Ofsted inspection grade of Outstanding (Grade 1) or Good (Grade 2). • If you are a lead provider with a funding agreement to deliver Traineeships, you can subcontract to existing subcontractors who had been declared on the Subcontracting Register at 1st of June 2013. 22 |
  • How does a young person find a Traineeship? • Search and apply through Apprenticeship vacancies the National Apprenticeship Service website • A list of providers who are eligible to deliver Traineeships is available at http://readingroom.skillsfundingagency.bis.gov.uk/sfa/EFA_SFA_eligibility_trainee ships_19_08_13_V2_Final_Published.zip • Young people who are in receipt of benefits should consult with their local Jobcentre Plus adviser to ensure a Traineeship programme would fit with any benefit requirements. 23 |
  • Next steps • Explore the „Partner‟ Tab – „IAG webpage‟ for all school resources • Volunteer and/or request a speaker for Inspiring the Future http://www.inspiringthefuture.org/ • Look out for the „Career Crowd‟ National School Tour • Follow Apprenticeships through social media • Request Apprenticeship vacancies reports • Dedicated IAG Email Address IAG@Apprenticeships.gov.uk 24 |
  • Social Media – Follow @Apprenticeships and @AppVacancies on Twitter – Download the AV search app on your Smartphone – AV „live‟ feed onto your website – „Like‟ the Apprenticeships Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/apprenticeships – Check out our YouTube page http://www.youtube.com/ApprenticeshipsNAS – Subscribe to the Apprenticeships Flickr and Instagram accounts – Watch the videos at www.apprentice.tv 25 |
  • Useful contacts National Apprenticeship Service To Register, Search and Apply for vacancies visit www.apprenticeships.gov.uk For technical support call the help desk on: 02476 826 482 or 0800 015 0400 Or email: nationalhelpdesk@apprenticeships.gov.uk National Careers Service For careers advice, contact: Free phone 0800 100 900 or www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/Pages/Home.aspx 26 |
  • Any questions? 27 |