Workforce Development

We aim to help our local authorities to develop a workforce that is fit for the future

We will

  • Deliver guidance and advice on strategic HR and employment issues.
  • Encourage and support the best use of the Apprenticeship Levy to help authorities to attract and build their future workforce.
  • Develop a coordinated approach to tackling skills shortages in priority areas.
  • Support constructive relationships with regional trade union bodies and influence national terms and conditions.

National Apprenticeship Week 2021

All this week EELGA will be celebrating #NAW2021 by sharing stories and case studies from Councils across the region

 

Monday 8 February:

Spotlight On: #Buildthefuture this National Apprenticeship Week #NAW2021

Meet the Apprentice: Gemma Scott, Central Bedfordshire Council

Meet the Apprentice: Asif Ali, Peterborough City Council

Meet the Apprentice: Katey Mills, Anglia Revenues Partnership, Breckland Council

Meet the Apprentice: Frances Macklin, Cambridgeshire County Council

 

Tuesday 9 February:

Spotlight On: #NAW2021 Entry to Work Opportunities at Essex County Council

Meet the Apprentice: Matt Stewart, EELGA

Meet the Apprentice: Shelley Horwood, Suffolk County Council

Meet the Apprentice: Haidy Lane, Thurrock Council

Meet the Apprentice: Maddie Jackson, Cambridgeshire County Council

 

Wednesday 10 February:

Spotlight On: South Cambridgeshire District Council’s Apprenticeship Programme

Meet the Apprentice: Jake Healy, Broxbourne Council

Meet the Apprentice: Tricia Cox, Suffolk County Council

Meet the Apprentice: Adam Lucas, Stevenage Borough Council

Meet the Apprentice: Amy Gadalla, Thurrock Council

 

Thursday 11 February:

Spotlight On: Norfolk County Council National Apprenticeship Week 2021

Meet the Apprentice: Bonnie-May Smith, Tendring District Council

Meet the Apprentice: Hope Smith, Suffolk County Council

Meet the Apprentice: Jessica Lock, Viva Arts (levy transfer from Cambridgeshire County Council

Meet the Apprentice: Luca Santangelo, Broxbourne Council, Harlow Council and Epping Forest District Council

Meet the Apprentice: Ben Szawatkowski Broxbourne Council, Harlow Council and Epping Forest District Council

 

Friday 12 February:

Spotlight On: #NAW2021 Closing Remarks From Councillor Bob Deering, Hertfordshire County Council

Meet the Apprentice: Kate Jeffreys, Ipswich Borough Council

Meet the Apprentice: Chloe Savanna Smith, Suffolk County Council

Meet the Apprentice: Jessie Harald, Stevenage Borough Council

Meet the Apprentice: Daniel Andrei, Thurrock Council

 

Apprenticeship Challenge 2020

Following the success of two heats in January and March 2020, our finalists produced a short video clip to explain what we need to do to promote apprenticeships in local government as exciting, valuable recruitment and development opportunities, and an accompanying leaflet.  Both apprentices have kindly given permission to share their submissions for local authorities in the East of England to use to promote apprenticeships in local government:

 

Katy Whiting – Apprenticeship Leaflet

Katy Whiting – Digital clip promoting apprenticeships

 

Ellena Steward – Apprenticeship Leaflet

Ellena Steward – Digital clip promoting apprenticeships

 

Our thanks to Katy and Ellena for sharing their submissions – the standard of these submissions was exceptional.

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