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Can Apprenticeships Rescue the Economy? David Bishop Corporate Director of Development Nottingham City Council.

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1 Can Apprenticeships Rescue the Economy? David Bishop Corporate Director of Development Nottingham City Council

2 Nottingham Growth Plan Actions in the Growth Plan are focused around three areas 1.Fostering enterprise 2.Developing a skilled workforce 3.Building a 21st century infrastructure

3 Developing a skilled workforce - the key contribution from apprenticeships Nottingham Apprenticeship Hub – supporting 1,000 Apprenticeship starts by March 2015, including 250 in the Creative Quarter. The Hub supports the promotion of Apprenticeships in Nottingham by helping: Local employers to create Apprenticeship vacancies City residents to become apprentices

4 Support for employers: Identify the best Apprenticeship framework and training provider Financial support Support with advertising and recruitment Support for young people: Promotion in Schools Advertising local vacancies on Hub’s website, Facebook and Twitter Support with application process Apprenticeship Fairs / Events

5 Benefits of an apprentice to a business 92% of employers report that their apprentice has bought benefits to their business 77% of employers believe Apprenticeships make them more competitive; 76% say that Apprenticeships provide higher overall productivity; 80% feel that Apprenticeships reduce staff turnover; 83% of employers rely on their Apprenticeships programme to provide the skilled workers that they need for the future; 88% believe that Apprenticeships lead to a more motivated and satisfied workforce

6 More Information Website: Tel: facebook: twitter: Website: Tel: facebook: twitter:


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