Gla`s Employer- led Apprenticeships Creation Programme Agenda

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GLA'S EMPLOYERLED APPRENTICESHIPS
C R E AT I O N P R O G R A M M E
M a r k K l e i n ma n
A s s i s ta n t D i r e c t o r
E c o n o mi c a n d B u s i n e s s P o l i c y U n i t
Greater London Authority
AGENDA
• 12.15 Welcome and Introduction
• 12.25 London’s Apprenticeship Campaign
• 12.35 Employer-led Apprenticeship Programme
Statement of Requirements
• 12.50 Q&A
• 13.15 Lunch & Networking
LONDON’S ECONOMIC
STRENGTHS
• London is the powerhouse of the UK
Economy
• Highly skilled labour force
• Specialisation in the service sector
P O P U L AT I O N G R O W T H
THE YEAR AHEAD
• Apprenticeship Campaign
• Growth Deal
• European Structural Investment Fund
• Devolution
KEY LEP PROGRAMMES
•
£678m European Funds
•
£55m FE Capital
•
£65m also provisionally agreed 16/17
•
£70m NHB w ith London boroughs
•
£1500 to £3000 AGE Grant
•
£5m digital skills
•
£1.2m to mental health Pilot
•
£10m ESA Work Programme Leavers Pilot
•
Single and Integrated Apprenticeship offer for London
LONDON’S APPRENTICESHIP
C A M PA I G N
Kevin Hoctor
Principle Policy Officer
Economic and Business Policy Unit
Greater London Authority
O R I G I N S O F T H E C A M PA I G N
• Pre-2010, London
apprenticeship starts < 21,000 (&
much lower) and less than rest
of the country.
• Key “non traditional” sectors
e.g finance & business services)
with few apprentices and their
large firms (1,000+ employees)
no apprentices.
• Mayor identified need to drive
up employer demand via
business engagement and set
target of 100,000+ new
apprenticeship starts 2010-2012.
BIG BUSINESS ENGAGEMENT
• NAS & GLA led a campaign to drive up
apprenticeship numbers in London.
• Targeted Mayoral letter campaign with large
employers (1,000+ employees), followed by
meetings, and guidance through the process.
• Key message - apprenticeships could
generate real business benefits (productivity,
retention, loyalty etc.)
BIG BUSINESS ENGAGEMENT
Over 100,000 Apprenticeships created by 2012
and then Mayor ’s 250,000 Manifesto target set.
ADDITIONAL ACTIVITY
• Extensive marketing, events, promotion, press,
advertising and work with partners .
• 1000 apprenticeships across GLA Group/supply
chain.
• 30% London apprentices travel concession.
• Support NAW, apprenticeship awards, Skills London.
• Pilot of doubling national SME AGE grant incentive
for part of 2013 (£1.5k-3k).
2 0 1 2 O N WA R D S
Annual starts decline (following national trend)?
Numbers in London double pre-2010 levels.
S T R AT E G Y G O I N G F O R WA R D
Increased focus on
SMEs, including:
• SME focused
‘University of Work’
marketing campaign.
• Doubling of the AGE
grant for SMEs to
£3,000 in 2015.
• Employer Led
Apprenticeship
Creation Programme.
S T R AT E G Y G O I N G F O R WA R D
•
Focus on Higher Apprenticeships (LEP seeking
allocation for 2,500 Higher Apprenticeships
14/15 & 15/16)
• Apprenticeship Information Ambassadors
Network – information sessions in schools to
promote apprenticeships to young people.
• Careers Service – Working with Prospects to
ensure this meets London’s needs.
• 2014-20 European Funds – Extending the
careers offer for young people, pre apprenticeship support, work experience, basic
skills training.
E L A C P S TAT E M E N T O F
REQUIREMENTS
James Spacey
Senior Policy Officer
Economic and Business Policy Unit
Greater London Authority
EMPLOYER-LED
APPRENTICESHIPS
C R E AT I O N P R O G R A M M E
‘GLA is seeking employers or sector bodies to
propose solutions to engage employers to
create new apprenticeship opportunities within
their existing network of employers and or
supply chains’
FUNDING OPPORTUNITY
• Total funding available: £1.8m, potentially
increased to £2.8m subject to LEP approval.
• The GLA is seeking to award multiple grants
up to a maximum of £400,000 per applicant.
• Delivery Period: March 2015 – May 2016.
BUSINESS ENGAGEMENT
• Proposals should set out the approach for
engaging businesses of varying size and
sector.
• Proposals should include an explanation of
how applicants will use existing resources to
promote new opportunities
PA R T N E R S H I P A P P R O A C H
• Delivery Models should detail the process that
will be put in place in order to identify an
approved apprenticeship training provider(s).
• Delivery Models should outline the approach
to engaging with key referral agencies to
identify and to recruit prospective
apprenticeship candidates.
APPRENTICESHIP
C A N D I D AT E S U P P O R T
• Proposals should detail the intended approach for;
1) Identifying and providing support to suitable
prospective apprentices.
2) The approach for identifying and signposting
unsuitable apprentice candidates
to alternative
progression routes.
3) The intended post interview support for
unsuccessful applicants .
PAY M E N T M O D E L
• Payment by results.
• Advance of 10% available.
• Advance reclaimable against the achievement
of Business Engaged and Apprentice
Candidate Support Outputs
• Match Funding
OUTPUTS AND OUTCOMES
Outputs
Limit
Number of Businesses engaged and provided with an
Organisational Needs Analysis
A maximum of 20% of the project cost
Number of individuals provided with ‘Apprenticeships Candidate
Support’ (either through one-to-one support and/ or support provided
through attendance at workshops)
A maximum of 20% of the project cost
Outcomes
Limit
Apprenticeship Starts
A maximum of 30% of the project cost
Apprenticeships Sustained
A maximum of 30% of the project cost
OUTCOMES VS BUDGET
Total Budget
Outcome Volumes
£1.8m
3600 Apprentice Starts / Sustained
for 13 weeks
£2.8m
5600 Apprentice Starts / Sustained
for 13 weeks
A P P L I C AT I O N P R O C E S S
• One stage procurement process.
• The Application Form is divided into sections;
– Section A – Due Diligence
– Section B – Scored Questions
• Applicants will be able to submit questions for
clarification to the GLA until 18 December 2014.
• All submitted questions and the GLA responses will be
published on the GLA website for the benefit of all
applicants
A P P L I C AT I O N P R O C E S S
• Full application includes;
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Application form
Outputs and Outcomes Funding Calculator
Risk Assessment Template
Delivery Milestone Template
Due Diligence information
• Deadline is 12:00 Monday 12 th January 2015.
P R O C U R E M E N T T I M E TA B L E
Milestone
Date
Launch of programme ‘Statement of
Requirements’ and application process
24-Nov-14
Market warming / networking opportunity
28-Nov-14
Deadline for final clarification questions
18-Dec-14
Deadline for applications
12-Jan-15
Scoring /Clarification interviews (If required)
12 - 30 January 2015
Notification of application outcome
w/c 2 February 2015
Grant Award
w/c 16 February 2015
Delivery start
w/c 2 March 2015
Delivery finish
31-May-16
WEBLINK AND NEXT STEPS
•
The URL for the ELACP funding opportunity w ebpage is:
https://www.london.gov.uk/priorities/business -economy/forbusiness/apprenticeships/elacp -funding-opportunity
•
Slides from today’s presentation, Summary of the Q&A
available on GLA w ill be on the GLA w ebsite
•
The email address to use if you have questions during the
application process is [email protected]
QUESTIONS?
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