Presentation on theme: "WorldSkills UK, Apprenticeships and Careers Advice Presented by Jaine Bolton Chief Operating Officer - The National Apprenticeship Service and Official."— Presentation transcript:
WorldSkills UK, Apprenticeships and Careers Advice Presented by Jaine Bolton Chief Operating Officer - The National Apprenticeship Service and Official Delegate for WorldSkills UK
2 | Jaine Bolton ICG – 08/11/2012 Institute of Careers Guidance Presentation Content National Apprenticeship Service Introduction WorldSkills and The Skills Show Squad UK Competitor progression Squad UK – Apprenticeships and Vocational studies Apprenticeships in England – Key messages Apprenticeships across the UK Good for business? Good for the Individual? Communication strategies and IAG
3 | Jaine Bolton ICG – 08/11/2012 WorldSkills and Apprenticeships Skills Development at the heart of all that we do…… National Apprenticeship Service A new home for WorldSkills UK… In December 2010 the work of WorldSkills UK became part of the remit of the National Apprenticeship Service. A new role in the world of Skills Development June 2012 Official Delegate for WorldSkills UK and Chief Operating Officer of the National Apprenticeship Service. A unique view Privilege of working closely with talented individuals, training partners and employers from across the UK
4 | Jaine Bolton ICG – 08/11/2012 WorldSkills UK Delivering excellence in Skills Development National Apprenticeship Service WorldSkills UK helps deliver economic growth and improved levels of skills through competitions, awards and local activities. The Skills Show (NEC 15-17 November 2012) Embodies the essence of inspiring future Careers allowing people to see Skills in action and “have a go” for themselves.
5 | Jaine Bolton ICG – 08/11/2012 WorldSkills UK Squad UK National Apprenticeship Service Squad UK are a cross sector team selected from Wales, Scotland, England and Northern Ireland. Landscape Gardening – Crossgar, Northern Ireland CNC Turning – Nuneaton, England Web Design – Carmarthenshire, Wales Electrical Installations – Dungiven, Northern Ireland Welding – Clackmannanshire, Scotland Plumbing and Heating, Denbighshire, Wales Jewellery making – Essex, England Mechanical Engineering – Kirkbride, Scotland
6 | Jaine Bolton ICG – 08/11/2012
7 | Jaine Bolton ICG – 08/11/2012 WorldSkills and Apprenticeships Skills Development at the heart of all that we do…… National Apprenticeship Service Regardless of their home nation the majority of WorldSkills Squad UK have one thing in common. They began or progressed their careers through the vocational education system or by becoming an Apprentice. Team UK won five Gold, two Silver, six Bronze medals at WorldSkills London 2011, our best performance ever.
8 | Jaine Bolton ICG – 08/11/2012 Apprenticeships in England – key messages National Apprenticeship Service Raising the Participation Age An Apprenticeship is a post 16 option available to meet the requirements of Raising the Participation Age. Progression Apprenticeships are jobs with training and qualifications and are suitable for pupils of a wide range of abilities and career aspirations - Intermediate, Advanced, Higher Quality Quality Action Plan was published by NAS and shows how quality continues to be addressed through a range of measures and the actions that have been taken since late 2011. Minimum Duration Introduction of the 12 month minimum duration for Apprenticeships for 16-18 year olds. For those aged 19 + Apprenticeships will last between one and four years unless prior learning and attainment has been recorded.
9 | Jaine Bolton ICG – 08/11/2012 UK Apprenticeship comparison 2011 ScotlandWalesEnglandN.I. Size of 2011 programme (approx) 20,000 starts22,000 (in learning) 457,000 startsApprox 9,000 starts Penetration per capita of working age 0.6%1.1%1.3%0.7% Number of Apprenticeship types Approx 8090+200+Approx 100 Qualification levels SVQ L2 to SVQ L5 L2 to L6L2 to L6+L2 and L3
10 | Jaine Bolton ICG – 08/11/2012 UK Employer Opinion counts National Apprenticeship Service 83% of employers who employ apprentices rely on their Apprenticeship programme to provide the skilled workers that they need for the future. 1,200 employers in 26 industries rated Apprenticeships more highly than purely academic studies because they have the experience and skills to contribute from day one. 81% of consumers would prefer to use a company that employs apprentices. 80% of those who employ apprentices agree that they make the workplace more productive. 88% of employers who employ apprentices believe that Apprenticeships lead to a more motivated and satisfied workforce.
11 | Jaine Bolton ICG – 08/11/2012 "Whilst Apprenticeship programmes represent an initial investment for the company in terms of time and resources, at the end of the cycle the apprentice will have become a very valued addition the team with thorough understanding of business critical areas.” Phil Milward, Human Resources Director, General Motors UK and Ireland. National Apprenticeship Service Apprenticeships are ‘Good for Business’
12 | Jaine Bolton ICG – 08/11/2012 Employer Roll of Honour National Apprenticeship Service
13 | Jaine Bolton ICG – 08/11/2012 Apprenticeships Good for the individual? Survey results In a survey of 5000 people currently or having completed an Apprenticeship in the previous 12 months A clear majority of apprentices (79%) believed that the Apprenticeship had improved their ability to do their job. An even larger proportion (84%) believed that it had provided them with skills or knowledge of benefit within their current or desired area of work. Four-fifths (81%) believed that undertaking the Apprenticeship had improved their overall career prospects. Four-fifths of apprentices (82%) believed that the Apprenticeship had provided them with skills of benefit across sectors. Three quarters (74%) believed it had improved their teamwork, communication and/or social skills.
14 | Jaine Bolton ICG – 08/11/2012 Apprenticeships Impact on Personal Development “There is clear evidence of the impact of Apprenticeships in raising aspiration” A large majority (82%) of current and former apprentices agreeing that the Apprenticeship had made them more enthusiastic about learning. Over three quarters (77%) feeling that they had a better idea where they were going with their career. “Apprenticeships also equip individuals with the confidence they need to fulfil their aspirations” Almost nine in ten (87%) strongly agreeing that they are more confident about their own abilities as a result of undertaking the Apprenticeship. Nearly two thirds (62%) agreed that the course had improved their overall quality of life.
15 | Jaine Bolton ICG – 08/11/2012 Apprentice Learner Survey 2012 Sources of Information Advice and Guidance (IAG)
16 | Jaine Bolton ICG – 08/11/2012 NAS Communication and IAG Strategies NAS strategies are focussing on reaching the individual through a series of Channels Employers Partners and Providers Careers Advisers Schools Parents and other influencers (social media, web etc)
17 | Jaine Bolton ICG – 08/11/2012National Apprenticeship Service To help schools meet their duty to deliver impartial careers Information, new resources – Apprenticeship IAG, structured lesson plans and workbooks are now available for Careers Advisers and schools to download Careers advice – the crucial link
18 | Jaine Bolton ICG – 08/11/2012 Apprenticeships in England – key messages National Apprenticeship Service Through Inspiring the Future, employers and apprentices are now volunteering to speak about careers including Apprenticeships in their local schools and colleges. Schools can register to view the volunteer profiles and invite speakers of their choice. http://www.inspiringthefuture.org/ Live vacancies There are up to 15,000 Apprenticeship live vacancies available via our website. www.apprenticeships.org.uk.
19 | Jaine Bolton ICG – 08/11/2012 Apprenticeships Career Service Partnership National Apprenticeship Service
20 | Presentation title – 00/00/2012 UK Apprenticeship resources National Apprenticeship Service England www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/partners/IAG For access to resources for careers advisers and schools IAG@Apprenticeships.gov.uk to capture e-mail feedback, suggestions and queries from Careers advisers in order to provide information and inform future developments For information in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland http://www.myworldofwork.co.uk/content/modern-apprenticeships http://www.careerswales.com/ http://www.nidirect.gov.uk/apprenticeshipsni