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					Workforce planning solutions adopted by
  Lancashire County Council that meet
economic and social inclusion priorities, a
   pathway from Level 2 to Level 4 and
                beyond.



 Anne-Marie Morgan
 Principal HR Manager

 Rachel Briggs
 Recruitment and Placement Officer – Future
 Horizons Apprentice @your business
Who are we?


Lancashire County Council HR Communities
  and Citizens Talent Management Team

• Commercial Partnerships
• Non-Commercial Partnerships
• Skills and Employability
LCC as an employer

• Employ 43 000 people across Lancashire
• Second largest employer in Lancashire after NHS
• 600 plus schools
• Wide geographical area with both prosperous and
  deprived communities
• Multi-cultural communities
• Economic and social inclusion priorities
Lancashire LAA Targets
   - Skills;
      - Level 2 skills
      - Level 4 skills
      - Apprentices in public sector

   - Worklessness;
      - Long term incapacity and lone parent claimants
      - Out of work claimants in the most deprived
      communities

   - NEET;
      - supporting young people not in education,
      employment or training
Aligning our workforce
strategies to our business
priorities
•   Corporate Plan Priority – Core Purposes
•   Succession Planning
•   Improved Age Profile
•   Reflective Workforce
•   Social Inclusion
•   Community Engagement
•   Equality and Diversity
•   Upskilling workforce/ Skills Pledge
•   Regeneration
•   Partnership Working
•   Savings required through the Lancashire Efficiency Initiative
•   Reducing the social and financial costs of unemployment
•   Agency Spend
•   Ensuring HR became the driver of change and best practice
Pathways
                                  Career
Career                                            Career

    Private Sector                                         Further
    Future Horizons               Level 4                  Education
    @ your business
                             NVQ level 2+3

  Apprentice




                      Future
                                            WorkStart+
                      Horizons+
 Future                                                    WorkStart
 Horizons
                             Future Jobs
                                Fund
Apprenticeships
Apprenticeships in Lancashire
County Council – Business Admin
example
 • Our apprentices are not supernumerary, they are
 employed in an entry level post.

 • They start on Grade 1, £12,145 p.a. on a training
 contract for 2 years.

 •All apprentices undertake NVQ’s up to Level 3 with
 our Providers (if appropriate)

 • All Business Admin and Customer Service
 apprenticeships are ‘on the job’ after a procurement
 exercise - to be repeated in July 2010 due to QCF.
Approach to Apprentices
• Converting eligible
  employees
• Pre-application Workshops
• High benchmark expected
• Appointments
• Vacancy Management
• Prior Consideration
• 95% retention
• Interviews 3 times per year
• Account management of         Apprentice Certificate Presentation for those who passed their NVQ Level
                                2 and 3 in Business Administration
  Training Providers
Future Horizons
Future Horizons
• Lancashire’s pre-apprenticeship programme in partnership with
  North Lancs Training Group and Young People’s Service.

• From July 2010 the young person works with NLTG on
  Foundation Learning programme to improve their functional and
  employability skills for up to 12 weeks.

• 8 week placement in Lancashire County Council or a district
  partner to enhance their work experience for anything from 16 to
  30 hours per week.

• Work towards 5 qualifications including the City and Guilds
  Employability and Personal Development.

• Aspirational target of 50% of participants to go onto an
  apprenticeship.
Future Horizons+

• (Pilot) Extension to the Future Horizons programme for those who
  still need further development, work experience and confidence
  building before starting our apprenticeship programme.

• 12 month training contract whilst completing an apprenticeship with
  NLTG paid at LSC minimum apprenticeship wage of £95 per week.

• Expected to apply for the Lancashire County Council apprenticeship
  programme during the 12 month contract.
Future Horizons Apprentice
@your business

• New programme to take Future Horizons completers and place them
  in a Small/Medium business completing an apprenticeship
• Mentoring support provided for both the young person and the
  business
• Chamber of Commerce membership funded for new business sign
  ups
• Milestone incentives available for both young person and business
• £100 equipment fund for young person (if required)
• Support in choosing the right apprenticeship for the business
• Named one to one contact with a LCC Recruitment Officer
• Funded by LCDL for 3 years
WorkStart
WorkStart- ‘the Public Sector
Work trial’
•   30 days placement
•   Paid Travel & Subsistence Allowance
•   Work Reference upon Completion
•   Certificate of Participation
•   Opportunity to apply for LCC or district council vacancies
    as they arise
•   Tracking of Participants - WorkStart Talent Pool option to
    advance onto WorkStart+
•   Living in Lancashire
•   Claiming IS/ESA or JSA (on pilot) (Ex-offenders to follow)
•   Advertised via Jobcentre Plus
Progress so far

  • Devised, implemented and incorporated lessons
    learnt within Lancashire County Council and now
    offering on a two tier basis

  • 127 placements arranged

  • 85 participants have secured employment

  • Including 8 who have secured a Business Admin
    Apprenticeship
WorkStart+
• Extension to the WorkStart programme for those who still need
  further development, work experience and confidence building
  before starting our apprenticeship programme.

• Interviewed against job description/person specification (job carved
  if necessary)

• 6 month training contract paid at entry level for post.

• Expected to apply for the Lancashire County Council apprenticeship
  programme during the 6 month contract when appropriate.
WorkStart (Future Jobs Fund)

• Aimed at 18-24 yr old JCP JSA claimants (six months unemployed
  or more)

• 100 opportunities across whole of Lancashire (10/11)
• Of which 10 in Fylde MAA, 30 in Pennine MAA and 60 in Mid Lancs
  MAA

• Minimum job opportunity of 26 weeks but can be more and indeed
  encouraged to promote outcomes

• Wage contribution per opportunity at £6.30 p hr of 25 hrs per week
  for 26 weeks
Communications and
Information
                 • Team Lancashire
                 • Expansion to district and unitary
                   partners
                 • Lancashire Partnership
                 • National Apprenticeship Service
                 • Beacon Award 2009
                 • NWEO Award 2009
                 • MJ Finalists 2009
                 • Regeneration and Renewal –
                   Worklessness Award 2009
                 • Personnel Today Awards 2009- HR
                   Impact Award and Finalist for Best
                   HR Strategy in line with Business
                 • CIPD People Management Awards
                   finalist 2009
                 • Public Sector People’s Manager’s
                   Association Award 2010
 Next Steps
Future plans include;

• Continuation of current provision and partnerships
• Expansion into other public sector partners
• Mini-procurement exercise in July 2010 for Business
  Admin/Customer Service Apprenticeships incorporating QCF
  changes.
• Developing partnerships with the Employment Service to create
  WorkStart (ability focused)
• Developing partnerships with the Lancashire Probation Trust to
  create WorkStart (ex-offenders focused)
• Developing partnerships with BME Pact group
• Consultancy work for the National Apprenticeship Service
  initially on a North West basis
• Awareness raising to key groups
Questions
Contact Details

 Anne-Marie Morgan
 Email: anne-marie.morgan@lancashire.gov.uk
 Tel: 01772 530 505

 Rachel Briggs
 Email: rachel.briggs@lancashire.gov.uk
 Mobile: 07584 174926

				
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