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FOI 14815

Apprenticeships

Request

Please could you provide  the following information:


1.
Under the government’s new funding arrangements for training apprenticeships, how much has your local authority contributed to the apprenticeship levy for this financial year 2017/2018?


2.
Please can you:


a. Supply a copy of your model apprenticeship agreement or/and apprenticeship policy/ guidelines. If you do not have one, please
state.


b. State which of the following levels of apprenticeship training is available by your local authority and state the apprentice
full time weekly Pay for each:


I. Level 2

II. Level 3

III. Level 4

IV. Level 5

V. Other (please specify)

3.
Apprentices employed on a contract of training of one year or more will receive annual incremental pay rises.
Please supply a copy of the currently agreed pay scales applicable to apprentices employed by your local authority.

4.
For 2015, what was the:


a. Total number of new apprentices employed:


I. Full time

II. Part time


b. Total number of existing staff employed on an apprenticeship scheme:


I. Full time

II. Part time


c. Total number of apprenticeships that were completed


d. Total number of new apprentices that gained further employment.

5.
For 2016, what was the:


a. Total number of new apprentices employed:


I. Full time

II. Part time


b. Total number of existing staff employed on an apprenticeship scheme:

I. Full time

II. Part time


c. Total number of apprenticeships completed


d. Total number of new apprentices that gained employment

6.
For the current year 2017, please:


a. State the total number of new apprentices employed:


I. Full time

II. Part time


b. State the total number of existing staff employed on an apprenticeship scheme:

c.

I. Full time

II. Part time


d. State the total number of apprenticeships completed


e. Total number of new apprentices that have gained employment up to September
2017



f. Supply a breakdown showing the current number of apprentices employed for each job role/function


g. Supply a breakdown showing the current number of new and existing apprentices by race, disability,
gender identity and sexual orientation.

7.
What terms and conditions are all your apprentices employed on? For example JNC, NJC, SJC, or other (please specify)

8.
When creating new and existing apprenticeships in your local authority, does your recruitment policy and procedures encourage managers not to create apprenticeship opportunities to replace
jobs which have been deleted and not to replace employees in any circumstances?

Yes
No
Don’t know

9.
Does your local authority
add apprenticeships clauses to relevant tender specifications and encourage existing contractors to implement apprenticeship programmes in their contracts?
Yes
No
Don’t know

Response

1. Under the government's new funding arrangements for training apprenticeships, how much has your local authority contributed to the apprenticeship levy for this financial year 2017/2018? £15,000

2. Please can you:
a. Supply a copy of your model apprenticeship agreement or/and apprenticeship policy/guidelines. If you do not have one, please state. We do not have a copy available.
b. State which of the following levels of apprenticeship training is available by your local authority and state the apprentice full time weekly Pay for each:
I. Level 2 – 1 (£225)
II. Level 3
III. Level 4
IV. Level 5
V. Other (please specify)

3. Apprentices employed on a contract of training of one year or more will receive annual incremental pay rises.
Please supply a copy of the currently agreed pay scales applicable to apprentices employed by your local authority. Pay rises are based on the government advise on www.gov.uk

4. For 2015, what was the:
a. Total number of new apprentices employed:
I. Full time No info
II. Part time No info
b. Total number of existing staff employed on an apprenticeship scheme:
I. Full time No info
II. Part time No info
c. Total number of apprenticeships that were completed No info
d. Total number of new apprentices that gained further employment. No info

5. For 2016, what was the:
a. Total number of new apprentices employed:
I. Full time 1
II. Part time 0
b. Total number of existing staff employed on an apprenticeship scheme:
I. Full time No info
II. Part time No info
c. Total number of apprenticeships completed No info
d. Total number of new apprentices that gained employment No info

6. For the current year 2017, please:
a. State the total number of new apprentices employed:
I. Full time No info
II. Part time No info
b. State the total number of existing staff employed on an apprenticeship scheme:
c.
I. Full time No info
II. Part time No info
d. State the total number of apprenticeships completed No info
e. Total number of new apprentices that have gained employment up to September 2017 No info
f. Supply a breakdown showing the current number of apprentices employed for each job role/function 1 - ICT
g. Supply a breakdown showing the current number of new and existing apprentices by race, disability, gender identity and sexual orientation. Info not available

7. What terms and conditions are all your apprentices employed on? For example JNC, NJC, SJC, or other (please specify) No info

8. When creating new and existing apprenticeships in your local authority, does your recruitment policy and procedures encourage managers not to create apprenticeship opportunities to replace jobs which have been deleted and not to replace employees in any circumstances? No

9. Does your local authority add apprenticeships clauses to relevant tender specifications and encourage existing contractors to implement apprenticeship programmes in their contracts? No