Apprentices at the heart of what we do WBA Schools/parents Other Organisations Training Providers Employers Lincolnshire County Council National Apprenticeship Service
1.Katy Nevitt – Lincolnshire & Rutland 2.Emma Kelly – Lincolnshire & Rutland 3.Maxine Buttery – Nottingham & Nottinghamshire 4.Tine Howe – Derby & Derbyshire The Champions
How do we encourage 16-24 year olds to take up an apprenticeship? Examples of Activities:
Assemblies Classroom activities Careers Fayres NEET workshops ‘Have a Go’ Events Teacher Training Youth Engagement
‘Have a Go’ Events Events to give people, particularly young people, a chance to experience and fall in love with practical skills. There’s nothing like a hands on experience to enthuse and capture the imagination!
Examples of Activities: ‘Big Bang’ – STEM Event 8 th Feb 13 Employment and Skills Fair 14 th Feb 13 Springfields ‘Have a Go’ Event 13/14 th Mar 13 Manufacturing and Engineering in Lincoln Event 25-27 th May Waddington Air Show 6/7 th July 13 Lincolnshire Construction & Skills 1 st /3 rd Oct 13
Benefits of Apprenticeships? Improve your bottom line Training apprentices can be more cost effective than hiring skilled staff, leading to lower overall training and recruitment costs.
Benefits of Apprenticeships? Fill your skills gaps Apprenticeships help you develop the specialist skills you need to keep pace with the latest technology and working practices in your sector.
Benefits of Apprenticeships? Motivate your workforce Apprentices tend to be eager, motivated, flexible and loyal to the company that invested in them. Remember, an apprentice is with you because they want to be – they have made an active choice to learn on the job and a commitment to a specific career.
Benefits of Apprenticeships? What do employers say? Business leaders from a range of industries and backgrounds across the East Midlands, have given their support for Apprenticeships. 77% of SME’s say they use them as a cost effective way of recruiting new staff, whilst enabling businesses to address skills shortages and improve productivity.
Basic Facts Employed people who EARN while they LEARN Age 16+ Minimum £2-65 per hour Salary/wage paid by employer Employed for 30 + hours a week Average £120 per week for an Intermediate Level Contract of employment / Paid holidays & Benefits
National Apprenticeship Service AGE Grant Available from April 1 st 2012 – March 31 st 2014 To employers who have NOT employed an apprentice within the last year Employs 999 employees or less Can claim £1,500 per apprentice – maximum of 10
Why should I take on an Apprentice? www.youtube.com/watch?v=16KVlNRhoQA&feature=player_detail page&list=PL8FEBDBFD5E4567DA
Apprenticeship Recruitment From April 2012 – to date, 9,777 new Apprenticeships started within Lincolnshire & Rutland. Findings from NAS Online Registration Report, for Lincolnshire & Rutland