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     Sector Skills Agreement



                                   Sector Skills Agreements
                                     SSA Project Workshop
                                          8 September, 2006




                                         Roy Leach
                               SSA Project Manager   working together
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                               Welcome to EUSkills
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                               • H&S Arrangements


                               • Outline Timetable for Today


                               • Thank You


                               • Introductions
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                               Sector Skills Agreements – What are they?
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                               • COLLECTIVE APPROACH & COLLABORATIVE
                                 COMMITMENT to address skills issues
                               • EMPLOYER LED bringing together Industry Stakeholders
                               • Reach agreement on PLANNING JOINT ACTION
                               • Tackle skills issues maybe TOO LARGE for any one
                                 organisation
                               • Opportunity for you to INFLUENCE & SHAPE change &
                                 BENEFITS for you.
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                               Sector Skills Agreements – What do they NOT do?
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                               • Will NOT be a „talking shop‟
                               • Will NOT be able to tackle every complex skills
                                 issue in our Industry
                               • Will NOT attempt to dilute any Competitive
                                 Advantage individual organisations have
                               • Will NOT be successful unless we get
                                 commitment from employers and stakeholders
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                               SSA – TWO MAIN PROCESSES
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                                               • Stages 1 & 2 – Necessary
                                                 RESEARCH to enable us
                                                 to understand employers
                                                 skills needs & priorities;
                                                 and supply side training
                                                 provision
                                               • Stages 3, 4 & 5 – Planning
                                                 & delivering ACTION to
                                                 address OUR INDUSTRY
                                                 skills needs & priorities
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                               RESEARCH OUTPUTS - EMPLOYER LED
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                               PRIORITIES – KEY THEMES
                               • Management & Leadership – First Line Supervisory
                               • Raising the Profile of our Sector – To attract, recruit,
                                 develop and retain new people
                               • Specific Skills Shortages e.g. engineers; quantity
                                 surveyors; supervisors; team leaders; operatives; jointers;
                                 water industry trainers and assessors.
                               • Cross (multi) utility skills & qualifications
                               • Funding Opportunities to match investment in skills
                               • Views?
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                               EMPLOYER LED PRIORITIES – FIVE MAIN
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                               THEMES – WORKSHOP PROCESS
                               • For each theme we will provide you with
                                 feedback of your employer led views based on
                                 the RESEARCH undertaken at Stages 1 &2

                               • Following discussion on each theme we need to
                                 pause and discuss what ACTION we need to
                                 begin to take and Next Steps.
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                               RESEARCH OUTPUTS - Management &
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                               Leadership – First Line Supervisory
                               • Training & Development – Strong Preference for Provision of a
                                 combination of the „off the job‟ inputs and „on the job‟ development
                                 and assessment.

                               • Cross (Multi) Utility – Strong Preference for Cross (Multi) Utility e.g.
                                 gas, water, electricity.

                               • Formal externally approved vocational qualification e.g. S/NVQL3 -
                                 Strong Preference for externally approved qualification or
                                 certification.

                               • EUSR – Preference for Supervisory endorsement

                               • Gas Requirement – Safe Control of Operations – Competent Person

                               • Questions?
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                               First Line Supervisory – Management
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                               Competencies - Preference - 15 Elements
                               • Carry out Risk Assessments
                               • Carry out Operational Planning
                               • Reduce Risks to Health & Safety
                               • Aim to protect the environment
                               • Locate and avoid supply apparatus, & sub structures
                               • Monitoring signing, lighting and guarding
                               • Monitoring excavation in the highway
                               • Contribute to controlling costs and productivity against
                                 agreed budgets
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                               First Line Supervisory – Management
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                               Competencies - Preference - 15 Elements
                               • Implement construction methods and procedures
                               • Monitor the implementation and construction process
                               • Advise and inform others relating to planning, organising
                                 or supervising
                               • Control Network activities against quality standards and
                                 systems
                               • Establish and maintain professional relationships
                               • Commission Networks
                               • Implement decommission networks and procedures
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                               First Line Supervisory – Leadership
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                               Competencies - Preference - 14 Elements
                               • Teamwork & Collaboration
                               • Influencing
                               • Persistence & Optimism
                               • Accurate Self Assessment
                               • Service Orientation
                               • Innovation
                               • Leading by Example
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                               First Line Supervisory – Leadership
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                               Competencies - Preference - 14 Elements
                               • Emotional self awareness
                               • Emotional self control
                               • Communication
                               • Achievement Drive
                               • Initiative
                               • Adaptability
                               • Conflict Management
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                               Management & Leadership – Discussion Points
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                               • Develop cross (multi) utility S/NVQL3
                                 qualification, core and optional modules
                               • „Off the job‟ inputs and „on the job‟ development
                                 and assessments
                               • Run Pilot Programme (s) across NI; Scotland,
                                 England & Wales
                               • Need to obtain collaborative commitment
                               • Ensure we have supply side capability
                               • If above in place we can seek funding
                                 opportunities
                               • Others??
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                               Management & Leadership First Line
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                               Supervisory - Questions
                               • Employers – How many First Line Supervisors?


                               • Training Providers – Do we have the supply side
                                 capability to meet this training and development
                                 need?
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                               Management & Leadership –First Line
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                               Supervisory
                               • What Actions do we now need to take as
                                 employers and stakeholders?


                               • What are our Next Steps?
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                               Raising the Sector Profile – Attract, recruit &
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                               retain - Strategic Option
                               • „Broad Brush‟ Strategic Option, potentially very
                                 expensive, likely be ineffective


                               • „Targeted‟ Strategic Option, COLLABORATIVE
                                 APPROACH potentially cost effective, value
                                 adding, by targeting we could increase our
                                 effectiveness.
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                               Raising the Sector Profile – Attract, recruit &
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                               retain – „Targeted Option‟ – 6 Potential Areas
                               • Schools (Apprenticeships) – (72% of employers actively
                                 considering Apprenticeship Route)
                               • Military Resettlement – (61% of employers actively
                                 considering ex-military)
                               • Migrant Workers – (61% of employers actively considering
                                 non UK nationals)
                               • Job Centre Plus – (56% of employers actively considering)
                               • Ethnic Minority Communities?
                               • Women in Work?
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                               Raising the Sector Profile – Attract, recruit &
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                               retain – Targeted Option – Schools
                               • Target local schools in employer(s) catchment area
                               • Steer schools programmes to target skills shortage areas
                                 e.g. Apprenticeships in our Industry
                               • Sustainable structured career pathways for our Industry
                               • Teacher/Parent Education Programmes
                               • Escalator approach stimulating interest from Key Stage 1
                                 (7-8 years) to Key Stage 4 (14-16 years)
                               • Potential for Funding
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                               Raising the Sector Profile – Attract, recruit &
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                               retain – Targeted Option – Military Resettlement
                               • Single co-ordinated Industry approach to Armed
                                 Forces Military Resettlement Experts
                               • Match employer demand to individuals leaving
                                 the forces
                               • Seek to obtain funding for training for our Sector
                                 prior to individuals leaving forces
                               • On leaving, employers provide jobs and develop
                                 individuals
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                               Raising the Sector Profile – Attract, recruit &
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                               retain – Targeted Option – Migrant Worker
                               • Single co-ordinated Industry approach to Migrant
                                 Worker Agencies
                               • Match employer demand to non UK Nationals
                                 with related skills
                               • Employers provide jobs and develop individuals
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                               Raising the Sector Profile – Attract, recruit &
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                               retain – Targeted Option – JobcentrePlus
                               • Co-ordinated Industry approach to
                                 JobcentrePlus
                               • Ambition Energy 2 - Bridge to Employment (NI)
                               • Potential for funding for training
                               • Match employer demand to unemployed
                                 persons
                               • Employers provide jobs and develop individuals
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                               Raising the Sector Profile – Attract, recruit &
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                               retain – Targeted Option – Ethnic Minority
                               • Co-ordinated Industry approach to ethnic
                                 minority groups in particular communities
                               • Match employer demand in local communities
                               • Employers provide jobs and develop individuals
                               • Could be funding in specific areas
                               • Begins to address current ethnicity imbalance in
                                 our Sectors
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                               Raising the Sector Profile – Attract, recruit &
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                               retain – Targeted Option – Women in Work
                               • Co-ordinated Industry approach to take positive
                                 action to stimulate interest in our Sectors
                               • Match employer demand to specific
                                 job/occupations
                               • Employers provide jobs and develop individuals
                               • Begins to address current gender imbalance in
                                 our Sectors
                               • Could be funding in specific areas
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                               Raising the Sector Profile – Discussion Points
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                               Targeted Strategy
                               • Do you support a collaborative approach to a
                                 Target Strategy?
                               • Which Target Sectors do you want to work
                                 towards prioritising for action?
                               • Which Occupations to meet your skills
                                 shortages?
                               • What Actions do we now need to take as
                                 employers and stakeholders?
                               • What are our Next Steps?
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                                        Sector Skills Agreements
                                          SSA Project Workshop
                                               8 September, 2006




                                            Julie Cooper
                               Head of Lifelong Learning   working together
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                               Contractors and qualifications
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                               • What you told us
                               • What we are doing now
                               • Sense check our plans
                               • Your support for?
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     Sector Skills Agreement   You said: “Key themes”




                                • Management & Leadership –
                                • Attract new people
                                • Develop existing people
                                • Multi utility skills & qualifications
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     Sector Skills Agreement   Key themes – our response
                                Range of areas
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                               • Range of areas to address
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                               • What we are doing now




                                             Operative
                                  Schools                  Supervisory    HE/FE
                                              & Craft



                                  Diplomas   Level 1 & 2                  Degree &
                                                           Levels 3 & 4
                                    YAs         Multi                     post grad
                                                              FDs
                                               utility
                               Your preferences
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                               • Are we tackling your areas of interest?
                               • Any more or different focus?
                               • New entrants arise from all stages
                               • Workforce development is a key focus
                                “Academic” areas
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                               • If schools and colleges provide the “academic”
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                                 input, then are they providing people who are
                                 work ready?



                                  Schools                                       HE/FE
                                             Our focus is work based learning
                                             Employability skills
                                             e.g. problem solving
                                  Diplomas                                      Degree &
                                    YAs                                         post grad
                               Working with schools?
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     Sector Skills Agreement   Attracting young people



                                • Engineering diploma
                                • Construction and the built environment diploma
                                • Options for school engagement
                                • Youth Apprenticeships
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     Sector Skills Agreement   Skilled people?
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     Sector Skills Agreement   Attracting skilled people



                                • Foundation degrees
                                • Graduates
                                • Overseas engineers
                                • Overseas labour
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                               Work based learning &
                               development
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     Sector Skills Agreement   Developing new people



                                • Foundation degrees:
                                • Focus on skills such as project management
                                • Utilities engineering
                                • Do you take on entrants from overseas at
                                    – Labour level
                                    – Skilled technical levels?
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     Sector Skills Agreement   Develop existing employees
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     Sector Skills Agreement   Multi utility skills



                               • Is multi utility working a myth?
                               • Flexibility to move with the contract for network
                                 construction
                               • Pick and mix approach to unit based
                                 qualifications?
                               • Career progression routes – operative, craft and
                                 supervisory/management
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                               Focus on workplace
                               development
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                                                                  options
                                   Water


                                                    Core skills   options
                                  Gas                 Sector
                                                      specific

                                                     Generic
                                                                  options
                                  Electricity

                                                                  options
                                   cables
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                               Focus on workplace
                               development
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                                  Level 1- assist

                                  Level 2 – operative
                                  Level 3 – technical and supervisory

                                  Level 4 – foundation degree level

                                  Key focus on levels 2 and 3 to develop
                                  multi utility construction and supervisory
                                  skills
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                               Methods of getting there
                               Pick and mix qualifications – unit accreditation
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                               Apprenticeships packages (levels 2 & 3) include:
                                   •Key and core skills
                                   •ERR
                                   •NVQ
                                   •Technical certificate and
                                   •Employer specific outcomes
                               Management & Leadership
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                               • What does it mean to contractors?
                               Management & Leadership
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                               • „off the job‟ and „on the job‟ learning
                               • Multi functional
                               • Externally approved and vocational
                               • Finding a flexible approach to right skilling
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     Sector Skills Agreement   For my next trick



                               • Flexible solutions
                               • Working across borders
                               • Separating contractors from asset owners
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                               Investment in Skills – Funding Opportunities
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                               • Existing Funding Opportunities i.e. CITB



                               • Future Funding Opportunities
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                               CITB UPDATE – August 2006/July 2007
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                               • CITB Levy


                               • Grant for Upskilling


                               • Plant Operators


                               • Training & Development Plans


                               • Short Duration Training
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                               CITB Levy
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                               • No change to Levy
                               • 0.5% of payroll for direct employees
                               • 1.5% of payroll for Labour Only Sub-Contractors
                               • Approximate cost - direct £125 per annum
                                                    - LOSC £375 per annum
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                               Grant for Upskilling
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                               Major change to A08.
                               • Training Agreement -    200
                               • Attendance Allowance - 1,550
                               • Achievement of Level 2 - 350
                                                 Total £2,100
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                               Plant Operators
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                               • All plant training now at one rate - £80 per day


                               • Level 2 Achievement - £350
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                               Training & Development Plans
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                               • Preparation - £10 per employee (min £500)
                               • Training days - £20 per 6 hour day
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                               Short Duration Training
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                               • No change in rate - £35 per day


                               • Grant limited to maximum of £10,000 per year
                                 (companies currently exceeding the
                                 maximum have this year to transfer to a
                                T & D Plan, after which the limit will apply)
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                               CITB Funding
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                               • If you had the opportunity to influence future
                                 CITB funding what would be your top three
                                 priority areas for funding?
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                               Future Funding Opportunities
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                               • Potential for future funding from the SSA Process by a
                                 COLLABORATIVE approach
                               • Dependency on Employers working with us to identify and
                                 quantify skills needs/shortages
                               • Different Stakeholders holding funding in 9 English
                                 Regions, Scotland(2), Wales and N.I.
                               • Aim to match to existing stakeholder skills priority to ours
                               • Need to use our collective influence for benefit of all
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                               Funding
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                               • What Actions do we need to take?



                               • What are our Next steps?
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                               Close of 4th September
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                               • Closing Questions?


                               • Support for Next Workshop, suggest 8th
                                 November, 2006


                               • Safe Journey Home
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                               Employer Priorities & Indications of Support
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                               • Increase Sector Profile, primarily to attract and
                                 retain people
                               • Qualifications & Standards
                               • Specific Skills Shortages e.g. jointers.
                               • Schools Engagement
                               • HE Engagement
                               • Training Provision
                               • Management & Leadership – First Line
                                 Supervisory/Contractor
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                               Employer Priorities & Indications of Support
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                               • Funding Opportunities
                               • Apprenticeships
                               • Influence Economic Regulator
                               • Others – e.g. Benchmarking & sharing best
                                 practice
                               • Other – e.g. Business Restructuring;
                                 Understanding one employers customer needs?

								
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