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Future workforce Developing apprentices

Future workforce Developing apprentices

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St. Edmundsbury Borough Council has developed apprenticeship schemes and seen their advantages to such an extent that one of the key questions they now ask whenever they have a vacancy is ‘We have a vacancy, do we recruit or can we put an apprentice into the role? The council has taken a leap of faith in hiring apprentices in a range of departments and roles with the rewards proving the effort is well worth it. What they have also done is demonstrate that apprenticeships can operate across a range of roles far beyond ‘traditional’ apprenticeship areas. Craig Young, UNISON Learning Co-ordinator, who helps to mentor the apprentices and who led the work to develop the joint agreement with Forest Heath said it is ‘an essential tool in maximising the benefits to the organisation and the individuals involved.’ This agreement is now becoming a blueprint for other employers in the region including the NHS in how to set up meaningful apprenticeships. St. Edmundsbury Borough Council has learnt that its approach has created benefits for the council overall, managers and the apprentices themselves.
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FM
Former Member 8 Years Ago
Hi Suzanne. I've posted your draft case study on the Public Sector Apprenticeships CoP too. There seems to be growing interest in Apprenticeships within the East of England, so the forthcoming Skills for Justice research will be timely. martin
FM
Former Member 8 Years Ago
That's great Martin - thanks!