CYC Future Workforce (Apprenticeships and Work Placements)
Decision Maker: Executive
Decision status: Decision Made
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To present Members with the development
activities and strategy which will ensure sustainable support for
apprenticeships for CYC going forward. Members to note
To highlight the plans to facilitate a cohesive approach to work based experience for young people. Members to note.
To advise of a a pay decision to ensure pay rates for Year 1 apprentices are increased annually going forward to ensure consistent treatment with the wider CYC workforce. Members to approve.
Resolved: (i) That the Executive notes the following progress and plans:
· the further development of the council’s in-house apprenticeship and future workforce offer, aligned to future skills need;
· to increase pre-apprenticeship provision by CYC, through structured work experience and supported traineeship/internship programmes, in line with city-wide initiatives;
· to ensure that CYC upholds its responsibility as corporate parent to vulnerable groups (including children living in care, care leavers, NEET and SEND populations) through ring-fenced access to work placements and support in gaining apprenticeships.
(ii) That the Executive agree to increase current Year 1 pay in line with National Minimum Wage increases from October 1st 2015 and review annually in line with other council employee groups.
Reason: To ensure Executive members are informed of the CYC approach to apprenticeships and that proposals are aligned with likely national policy direction.
Report author: Pauline Stuchfield
Publication date: 29/10/2015
Date of decision: 29/10/2015
Decided at meeting: 29/10/2015 - Executive
Effective from: 03/11/2015