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David Coleman 14-19 Consultant Children and Learning 21 st June 2012 Southend-on-Sea Borough Council Children & Learning Times are changing, but Apprenticeships.

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1 David Coleman Consultant Children and Learning 21 st June 2012 Southend-on-Sea Borough Council Children & Learning Times are changing, but Apprenticeships keep growing

2 Southend-on-Sea Population 2009 Population of 164,200 High population density – 3,910 per sq km. An old and ageing population, A growing population expected to reach 170,700 by Southend-on-Sea Borough Council Children & Learning

3 Southend-on-Sea Post-16 Education offer 12 secondary schools in Southend currently 11 have Sixth Forms 1 large Further Education College Southend Adult Community College Nova Partnership 14 Work-based Learning providers Regional and National Work-based Learning Providers Southend-on-Sea Borough Council Children & Learning

4 Southend-on-Sea Post-16 participation September % of year 11 learners participated in Education, Training and Employment March 2012, NEET are currently 5.8% 341 young people are 17 & 18 years old Southend-on-Sea Borough Council Children & Learning

5 Southend-on-Sea Employment Opportunities Large scale Employment Opportunities in Business and Financial Services, Hospitality and Tourism, Care, and Retail. Specialist opportunities in key growth sectors such as Creative and Cultural, Aviation and Advanced Engineering, and Medical Instrumentation. Southends connectivity with London means it is a viable commuter town with residents benefiting from high paid opportunities in London which are readily commutable. Expansion of London Southend Airport will provide a range of jobs both directly at the airport as well as providing other opportunities. Southend-on-Sea Borough Council Children & Learning

6 Southend-on-Sea Supporting Apprenticeship Wage subsidy to support Public and Private Sector Apprenticeships Encouraging education providers to recruit apprentices Raising awareness in the business community Highlighting achievements with Council Members Vulnerable groups Southend-on-Sea Borough Council Children & Learning

7 Southend-on-Sea Success so far Schools taking on apprentices Local Authority continuing to recruit apprentices Working with small business to recruit apprentices Procurement Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is committed to improving work opportunities and skills for year olds, apprenticeships and work based placements for GCSE age students to help them gain insight into potential areas for employment, particularly for those young people leaving care. Southend-on-Sea Borough Council Children & Learning

8 Next Steps Continue to recruit apprentices in the Public Sector Raising awareness of apprenticeship opportunities Encourage Schools, Colleges and Work-based Learning Providers to recruit apprentices Encourage Private Sector to recruit apprentices through procurements process Southend-on-Sea Borough Council Children & Learning Southend-on-Sea


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