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Cambridge City Council Apprenticeship Strategy 2020

To consider the proposed Cambridge City Council Apprenticeship Strategy 2020.


To strengthen and build on the current successes of the Council’s Apprenticeship Scheme, by broadening the types of apprenticeships available to existing employees and new apprentice recruits. 


For Council services to plan for and utilise apprenticeships more to support succession planning, recruiting to hard-to-fill vacancies, and attracting more younger people to the work for the Council.


To consider a pilot programme beginning in 2020/21 which would see the transference of up to 10% p.a. (approx. £12,000) of the Council’s apprenticeship levy to local SMEs, charitable and not for profit organisations.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £300,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 21/05/2020

Decision due: 6 Jul 2020 by Executive Councillor for Finance, Resources and Transformation

Lead member: Executive Councillor for Finance, Resources and Transformation

Department: Human Resources

Contact: Vince Webb, Organisational Development Manager Email: vince.webb@cambridge.gov.uk.

Additional Information: This is a key item and will automatically appear on the agenda.

Background Information: The overall aims for apprenticeships provision remain, optimising the council’s levy contributions, delivering a quality apprenticeship scheme and meeting our public sector target of 2.3% of apprentices in the workforce. The revised apprenticeship strategy looks to re-focus how the council utilises its levy funding to broaden the types of apprenticeship opportunities and to encourage more younger people to work for the Council.


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