WorldSkills UK, Apprenticeships and Careers

Report
WorldSkills UK,
Apprenticeships and
Careers Advice
Presented by
Jaine Bolton
Chief Operating Officer - The National
Apprenticeship Service and Official Delegate for
WorldSkills UK
Institute of Careers Guidance
Presentation Content
•Introduction
•WorldSkills and The Skills Show
•Squad UK
•Competitor progression
•Squad UK – Apprenticeships and Vocational studies
•Apprenticeships in England – Key messages
•Apprenticeships across the UK
•Good for business?
•Good for the Individual?
•Communication strategies and IAG
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National Apprenticeship Service
WorldSkills and Apprenticeships
Skills Development at the heart of all that
we do……
A new home for WorldSkills UK…
In December 2010 the work of
WorldSkills UK became part of the remit
of the National Apprenticeship Service.
A new role in the world of Skills
Development
June 2012 Official Delegate for
WorldSkills UK and Chief Operating
Officer of the National Apprenticeship
Service.
A unique view
Privilege of working closely with talented
individuals, training partners and
employers from across the UK
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National Apprenticeship Service
WorldSkills UK
Delivering excellence in Skills
Development
WorldSkills UK helps deliver economic growth and improved levels of skills
through competitions, awards and local activities.
The Skills Show (NEC 15-17 November 2012)
Embodies the essence of inspiring future Careers allowing people to see Skills in
action and “have a go” for themselves.
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National Apprenticeship Service
WorldSkills UK
Squad UK
Squad UK are a cross sector team
selected from Wales, Scotland,
England and Northern Ireland.
Landscape Gardening – Crossgar,
Northern Ireland
CNC Turning – Nuneaton, England
Web Design – Carmarthenshire, Wales
Electrical Installations – Dungiven,
Northern Ireland
Welding – Clackmannanshire, Scotland
Plumbing and Heating, Denbighshire,
Wales
Jewellery making – Essex, England
Mechanical Engineering – Kirkbride,
Scotland
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National Apprenticeship Service
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WorldSkills and Apprenticeships
Skills Development at the heart of all that
we do……
Regardless of their home nation the majority of WorldSkills
Squad UK have one thing in common.
They began or progressed their careers through the vocational
education system or by becoming an Apprentice .
Team UK won five Gold, two Silver, six Bronze medals at
WorldSkills London 2011, our best performance ever.
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National Apprenticeship Service
Apprenticeships in England – key
messages
Raising the Participation Age
An Apprenticeship is a post 16 option available to meet the requirements of Raising
the Participation Age.
Progression
Apprenticeships are jobs with training and qualifications and are suitable for pupils
of a wide range of abilities and career aspirations - Intermediate, Advanced, Higher
Quality
Quality Action Plan was published by NAS and shows how quality continues to be
addressed through a range of measures and the actions that have been taken since
late 2011.
Minimum Duration
Introduction of the 12 month minimum duration for Apprenticeships for 16-18 year
olds. For those aged 19 + Apprenticeships will last between one and four years
unless prior learning and attainment has been recorded.
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National Apprenticeship Service
UK Apprenticeship comparison 2011
Scotland
Size of 2011
programme
(approx)
Wales
England
N.I.
20,000 starts
22,000 (in
learning)
457,000 starts
Approx 9,000
starts
Penetration per
capita of
working age
0.6%
1.1%
1.3%
0.7%
Number of
Apprenticeship
types
Approx 80
90+
200+
Approx 100
SVQ L2 to SVQ
L5
L2 to L6
L2 to L6+
L2 and L3
Qualification
levels
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UK Employer Opinion counts
83% of employers who employ apprentices rely on their Apprenticeship programme
to provide the skilled workers that they need for the future.
1,200 employers in 26 industries rated Apprenticeships more highly than
purely academic studies because they have the experience and skills to
contribute from day one.
81% of consumers would prefer to use a company that employs apprentices.
80% of those who employ apprentices agree that they make the workplace more
productive.
88% of employers who employ apprentices believe that Apprenticeships lead to a
more motivated and satisfied workforce.
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National Apprenticeship Service
Apprenticeships are
‘Good for Business’
"Whilst Apprenticeship programmes
represent an initial investment for the
company in terms of time and resources,
at the end of the cycle the apprentice will
have become a very valued addition the
team with thorough understanding
of business critical areas.”
Phil Milward, Human Resources
Director, General Motors UK and Ireland.
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National Apprenticeship Service
Employer Roll of Honour
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National Apprenticeship Service
Apprenticeships
Good for the individual? Survey results
In a survey of 5000 people currently or having completed an Apprenticeship
in the previous 12 months
A clear majority of apprentices (79%) believed that the Apprenticeship had
improved their ability to do their job.
An even larger proportion (84%) believed that it had provided them with skills or
knowledge of benefit within their current or desired area of work.
Four-fifths (81%) believed that undertaking the Apprenticeship had improved their
overall career prospects.
Four-fifths of apprentices (82%) believed that the Apprenticeship had provided
them with skills of benefit across sectors.
Three quarters (74%) believed it had improved their teamwork, communication
and/or social skills.
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Apprenticeships
Impact on Personal Development
“There is clear evidence of the impact of Apprenticeships in raising
aspiration”
A large majority (82%) of current and former apprentices agreeing that the
Apprenticeship had made them more enthusiastic about learning.
Over three quarters (77%) feeling that they had a better idea where they were
going with their career.
“Apprenticeships also equip individuals with the confidence they need to
fulfil their aspirations”
Almost nine in ten (87%) strongly agreeing that they are more confident about their
own abilities as a result of undertaking the Apprenticeship.
Nearly two thirds (62%) agreed that the course had improved their overall quality of
life.
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Sour
Careers advice – the crucial link
To help schools meet their duty to deliver impartial careers Information,
new resources – Apprenticeship IAG, structured lesson plans and
workbooks are now available for Careers Advisers and schools to
download
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National Apprenticeship Service
Apprenticeships in England – key
messages
Through Inspiring the Future, employers and
apprentices are now volunteering to speak about
careers including Apprenticeships in their local schools
and colleges.
Schools can register to view the volunteer profiles and
invite speakers of their choice.
http://www.inspiringthefuture.org/
Live vacancies
There are up to 15,000 Apprenticeship live vacancies
available via our website.
www.apprenticeships.org.uk.
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National Apprenticeship Service
Apprenticeships
Career Service Partnership
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National Apprenticeship Service
UK Apprenticeship resources
England
www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/partners/IAG
For access to resources for careers advisers and schools
[email protected]
to capture e-mail feedback, suggestions and queries from Careers
advisers in order to provide information and inform future
developments
For information in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
http://www.myworldofwork.co.uk/content/modern-apprenticeships
http://www.careerswales.com/
http://www.nidirect.gov.uk/apprenticeshipsni
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