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Decision details

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

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