Skills co-commissioning (4)

MQT on 2015-06-17
Session date: 
June 17, 2015
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


How will you now work with the Skills Funding Agency to reach your target of 250,000 apprenticeship starts by 2016?


Answer for Skills co-commissioning (4)

Answer for Skills co-commissioning (4)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The GLA will continue to work closely with the SFA to maximise our resources and expertise to drive up apprenticeship numbers.  Activities will include:

                    The continuation of a joint letter writing campaign, targeting employers of all sizes to make the case for taking on apprentices.

                    Jointly engaging large employers to encourage apprenticeships through their supply-chains and other companies they engage with, including large London infrastructure projects.

                    Seek to promote, engage and encourage sectorial and small business ambassadors to engage with small businesses through the London Apprenticeship Information Ambassadors Network and Apprenticeship Ambassadors Network, including through the LEP SME Working Group;

                    Work with London Boroughs to join up New Homes Bonus activity on apprenticeships with GLA/SFA activity, explore opportunities for engagement with local businesses to drive up apprenticeship take-up.

                    Seeking to maximise the profile of apprenticeship opportunities through events such as National Apprenticeship Week, London Technology Week, Apprenticeship Awards, and Skills London.