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FOI 14693

Apprenticeships (Councils)

Request

I am writing to make a request for all the information to which I am entitled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Please send me:

1.
Total number of apprentices employed by you?


2a. List of job description(s) / job role(s) being carried out by apprentices
2b. The total number of apprentice(s) appointed in each role (listed in the answer to 2a)

2c. For newly recruited apprentices– what is the apprentice rate of pay (per hour) for each of the listed job descriptions/job roles?

3.
Are apprentices on the same terms and conditions as your permanent employees? Yes / No

4.
Traineeships are positions offered by employers to those aged 16-24 who are considered ‘not ready’ to take up an apprenticeship or job. Such positions last between 16 weeks and 6 months. Does your organisation offer traineeships? Yes / No

4b. If your organisation offers traineeships, do you pay them? Yes / No

5.
What is the apprenticeship completion rate in your organisation in 2016/17?

6.
Do apprentices have a guarantee of a job at the end of the scheme? Yes/No


7.
In order to meet the organisation’s target for new apprenticeship starts for 2017/18, what proportion of new starts have come from: (a) Recruitment of new apprentices from external sources (including training providers); (b) Transfer of existing staff to the apprentice programme; (c) Other (Please specify)


8.
In order to meet the organisation’s target for new apprenticeship starts, have you reduced recruitment of staff who are not apprentices? Yes / No


9.
In order to meet the organisation’s target for new apprenticeship starts, have you opted not to replace non-apprentice staff when they have left? Yes / No

I would like the above information to be provided to me as
electronic copies to bsg@unison.co.ukor paper copies to be sent to Caroline Hennessy, UNISON Centre, 130 Euston Road, London, NW1 2AY
If this request is too wide or unclear, I would be grateful if you could contact me as I understand that under the Act, you are required to advise and assist requesters. If any of this information is already in the public domain, please can you direct me to it, with page references and URLs if necessary.

Response



1 Total number of apprentices employed by you?
1
2a List of job description(s) / job role(s) being carried out by apprentices
Administrative Support
2b The total number of apprentice(s) appointed in each role (listed in the answer to 2a)
1
2c For newly recruited apprentices- what is the apprentice rate of pay (per hour) for each of the listed job descriptions/job roles?
N/A
3 Are apprentices on the same terms and conditions as your permanent employees? Yes / No
Yes
4 Traineeships are positions offered by employers to those aged 16-24 who are considered 'not ready' to take up an apprenticeship or job. Such positions last between 16 weeks and 6 months. Does your organisation
offer traineeships? Yes / No
Yes
4b If your organisation offers traineeships, do you pay them? Yes / No
Yes
5 What is the apprenticeship completion rate in your organisation in 2016/17?
N/A
6 Do apprentices have a guarantee of a job at the end of the scheme? Yes/No
Yes
7 In order to meet the organisation's target for new apprenticeship starts for 2017/18, what proportion of new starts have come from:
a Recruitment of new apprentices from external sources (including training providers)
Figure not known
b Transfer of existing staff to the apprentice programme;
Figure not known
c Other (Please specify)
N/A
8 In order to meet the organisation's target for new apprenticeship starts, have you reduced recruitment of staff who are not apprentices? Yes / No
No
9 In order to meet the organisation's target for new apprenticeship starts, have you opted not to replace non-apprentice staff when they have left? Yes / No
No