Lord Digby Jones Minister of State for Trade & Investment
INTRODUCTION NEIL FURNISS SENIOR TRAINING ADVISOR M.K.COLLEGE
Objectives Training needs analysis. Candidate selection process Apprenticeship programme Meeting business needs Internal support for apprentices Issues Summary
Training needs analysis Familiarisation with FCO business & systems. Skill shortage within local area. Age profile of existing technical staff. Unsuccessful recruitment campaign of fully qualified multi skilled technicians. Previous successful apprenticeship programme in the 60s & 70s
Candidate selection process Apprenticeship vacancies are advertised internally at FCO Services, local newspapers, & External web site. Vetting process of all written applicants. Candidates undertake initial assessments. Interviewed by selection panel 1 week induction programme at FCO, prior to apprenticeship programme commencing.
Meeting business needs Home grown staff. Multi skilled technical engineers. Investment in the future. Capability of responding to fast moving technological changes within our industry. Structural changes within the FCO Services Organisation. In line with I I P ethos.
Internal support for apprentices Designated HR dept. Welfare & civil service union. Advanced apprenticeship coordinator. Independent senior training advisor. Department mentors. Technical training manager. Recently qualified apprentices Departmental progress, evaluation & review reports.
Issues Calibre & maturity of candidates (from 16 upwards) Non productive during 1 st year programme. Length of apprenticeship programme. Costs. Training programme amendments, to meet changes in technology requirements and associated awarding bodies criteria.
Summary Good success rates of achievement of technical qualifications. Flexibility of work force. Competent & qualified technical staff. Progression to further personal development & specialist training. Excellent retention rates. Fresh prospective of ideas & technology in associated technical departments. Co-operation of all departments within FCO Services
Who Is Eligible? Your employees who are not graduates
How Does The Funding Work? –d–divided over the programme as a monthly payment –p–paid when the Apprenticeship is complete 6 Week Leavers –M–Money Goes back to LSC Employer’s Contribution –G–Government expects employers to contribute towards training costs 75% 25%
What Does An Apprenticeship Framework Look Like? NVQ Additional Training Technical Certificate Key Skills
How Do Apprentices Learn? Off the job training often available …but is not always necessary Work based assessments Map in to your own training Bespoke training delivered on-site 1-2-1 coaching on-site Block release to training provider Evening classes Apprenticeships work the way you want them to
Programme Led Apprentices Where parts of the Apprenticeship are completed without secure employment Pre-work training Training whilst waiting for a permanent job
Training Providers What Will They Do For Me? Manage the paperwork Organise the funding Work with you to ensure the training meets your needs Keep you updated on your learner’s progress Advise on progression routes