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1 Traineeships Public Sector Compact Presented by Richard Kirkland 18/07/2014

2 2 | Traineeships – AAN Guide What is a Traineeship? Traineeships last anything up to a maximum of six months depending on the needs of the individual and include: 18/07/2014 A meaningful, high quality, work placement with an expectation of between 100 to 240hrs with an employer, to provide real insight and experience of the world of work. 1 Work preparation training, which can include CV writing, interview preparation, interpersonal skills and local business and sector information. 2 Maths and English support from the training provider to improve young people’s literacy and numeracy skills if required. 3 In addition to these basic elements, you and the training provider can add flexible additional content to meet the needs of your business.

3 Who are they for? For 16-18 year olds, employers will have the flexibility to support young people who have full Level 2 qualifications but not full Level 3, For 19-24 year olds, the programme will be available only for those who have not yet achieved their first full Level 2 qualification.

4 Who are they for? Need intensive Support (long way from Job Market) Apprenticeship/ Job Ready Need Support but; “work ready” in 6 months Initial Assessment is Key

5 5 | Traineeships – AAN Guide Changes for 14/15 Age range – announced in the Skills Funding Statement plans to extend funding eligibility to include 24-year olds from 2014/15, making Traineeships available to young people aged 16-24 inclusive. Identifying the lead employer – introduced flexibility to enable providers to identify the employer providing the work experience placement up to four weeks after the Traineeship has started 18/07/2014

6 6 | Traineeships – AAN Guide Changes for 14/15 Duration and intensity – We have removed the six weeks minimum and five months maximum duration for work experience and in 2014/15 will expect work placements to last between 100-240 hours. 16-hour rule – in March 2014, DWP removed the 16-hour rule which restricted the number of hours young people on Jobseekers Allowance could undertake the training elements that form part of their Traineeship 8-weeks consecutive work experience – DWP have agreed to a more flexible model of delivery for benefit claimants undertaking Traineeships, giving providers and employers greater flexibility to design programmes which enable work experience to take place alongside the other training elements of the Traineeship. 18/07/2014

7 7 | Traineeships – AAN Guide Changes for 14/15 For benefit claimants from 2014/15 the work experience element can be up to 240 hours (or extended if the offer of an Apprenticeship place is accepted) at a maximum of 30 hours a week, and can be done over the duration of the Traineeship if necessary. 18/07/2014

8 8 | Traineeships – AAN Guide How are we doing so far? 3,300 Traineeship starts nationally More under 19 starts than 19+ Currently 25 Traineeship opportunities in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire advertised on Apprenticeships Vacancies 10 of them with the NHS in Mansfield Nationally 2,300 Traineeship opportunities advertised and 2,700 applications for Traineeships on Apprenticeship Vacancies between August 2013 and January 2014. Over 800 employers have advertised vacancies on AV. 18/07/2014

9 9 | Traineeships – AAN Guide Employers - The ask 18/07/2014 We want employers to offer real work experience to 16 -24 year old young people in their business for a period up to 6 months. Expectation is that work placements will last between 100-240 hours. Longer placements may be necessary to prepare young people for work. Ideally, if the employer is impressed with the young person, we want the employer to subsequently employ the young person as an apprentice. However there is no obligation for the employer to do this. The National Apprenticeship Service can support the employer to organise the Traineeship programme, find a suitable training provider and trainees, if necessary.

10 Why employers should get involved Traineeships: Allow employers to open up their recruitment process to a wider range of candidates, enabling them to talent spot and reduce the risks of recruitment. Educate young people in how your business works and what would be expected of them in the workplace. Educate young people about your wider industry and encourage young people to consider a career in your industry. Provide development opportunities for existing staff as supervisors, mentors and managers. Could consolidate existing work experience programmes under funded Traineeship brand.

11 11 | Traineeships – AAN Guide Myths The work experience must be 6 months long – No, it can be as short as100 hrs The employer must pay the Trainee – No, the employer may want to offer the young person travel or subsistence support, but Traineeships are for unemployed young people and fall under an exemption to the NMW. Exploitation of young people – No, employers are offering young people the opportunity to learn in a real work environment and the chance to impress an employer with their enthusiasm and ability to learn. 18/07/2014

12 12 | Traineeships – AAN Guide Positioning It depends! Traineeships are really flexible and can be tailored to meet the needs of the business. Broaden the diversity of the workforce – BBC Help attract young people into the sector – Barchester Seen to be helping the local community – Barclays Want to continue to work with rejected, but talented, apprenticeship recruits – Virgin Media 18/07/2014

13 13 | Traineeships – AAN Guide What are the business drivers? Wide spectrum CSR Agenda Hard Business requirements. Why might the employer want to offer a Traineeship? 18/07/2014

14 14 | Traineeships – AAN Guide18/07/2014 “Traineeships are an essential component of our recruitment strategy. They enable us and the individual to see if they are right for employment in this sector. The work experience and training will increase the young person’s employability and underpins the recruitment of fresh talent for the Port. Our ultimate aim is to offer suitable trainees an Apprenticeship or other job at Port of Tilbury.” Alan Appleyard, Head of Academy, The Port of Tilbury London Limited

15 15 | Traineeships – AAN Guide What are the business benefits? 18/07/2014 It works both ways Developed with employers, a flexible approach means Traineeships are tailored to the needs of the business and the individual. New Breed Nurture the next generation from your local community, ensuring a loyal, talented workforce. Advantage you Get access to enthusiastic young people with fresh ideas to give you an edge on the competition. Help is at hand Your training provider will help recruit your trainee using the Apprenticeship vacancies service. Just the job Your current employees will have the opportunity to build their mentoring and coaching skills. Work Smart All training costs are met by government funding. AGE Grant You could be eligible for a Grant of £1500 for taking on a trainee.

16 16 | Traineeships – AAN Guide How do I get started with Traineeships? Traineeships are a stepping stone to future success for young people, businesses and the wider economy. Visit or call 08000 150 600 to find out how you can take on your first trainee and help develop talented young people with the practical skills for the workplace. Updated Framework for Delivery 39/140515_Traineeships_Framework_for_Delivery_1415.pdf 00/00/201318/07/2014

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