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Skills and Funding Adam Baillie Skills Broker / Engineering Academy Operations Manager. CURRENT FEATURES OF AEM SECTOR. 60% of all manufacturing 60% of all exports 18% of GDP 58,000 employed. Transformation Taking Place.

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Skills and Funding

Adam Baillie

Skills Broker / Engineering Academy Operations Manager


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CURRENT FEATURES OF AEM SECTOR

  • 60% of all manufacturing

  • 60% of all exports

  • 18% of GDP

  • 58,000 employed


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Transformation Taking Place

  • Over 90% companies do not make final product – supply chain dependant

  • Companies will have to reduce manufacturing times to 40% of today and costs to 60%

  • Require significant investment in innovation, productivity, and skills


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Employment Structure Will Transform

  • Will lose at least further 10,000 jobs by 2010

  • Aging workforce. 1 in 4 of present workforce will leave sector by 2010

  • Demographic fall at younger end of population by 20% by 2010

  • Currently losing more people than jobs – will increase from present rate as transformation demands increase


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Changes on Jobs Front

  • Number of trained engineers falling

  • HE/professional employed only 7% - need to raise to 20%

  • Companies spend on average under 1% of wage bill on off-the-job training – world class regions spend 4%.

  • 70% companies are both recruiting and shedding jobs BUT 60% of those recruiting cannot find people.

  • Around 75% of companies now accept that they must increase investment in training BUT less that 30% are doing enough.

  • Potential to lose manufacturing capacity because of lack of trained engineers


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Skills Challenge

  • 75% of workforce to be upskilled by 2010

  • 13,000 additional qualified people to NVQ3 and above

  • Half of these to be to HE or higher specialist skilled levels


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AMM/EMM Skills Broker Programme

Aim: To ensure that the skills required for sustainable growth and development of the engineering, manufacturing and metals sector of South Yorkshire are available.

Scope: Advanced Manufacturing and Metals (AMM) and Engineering, Materials and Manufacturing (EMM) sectors.


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Skills Broker Programme

  • EEF Sheffield contracted as Skills Broker for Engineering in SY*

  • Identifying and representing needs of employers and working with supply side (providers and funders) to increase levels of training

  • Assisting individual employers to - identify training needs

    - source training required

    - source funding assistance

    * EEF Sheffield members outside SY can access similar services via the EEF Sheffield Projects team


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Skills Broker ProgrammeAims

  • Stimulate and create a comprehensive programme of high level education and training owned by employers.

  • Build on existing development programmes by increasing demand.

  • Develop new and innovative skills development provision to support life long learning and career planning in the sector.


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Skills Broker Programme - Objectives

  • Engage more employers.

  • Increase the number of individuals participating in programmes of more than one year and leading to qualifications.

  • Increase numbers entering the sector.

  • Develop and maintain a comprehensive information source.


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Impact Measures by 2007

  • A minimum of 1500 people commencing programmes leading to qualifications plus longer term training / development plans of more than one year.

  • 75% of AEM/AMM companies (out of 600) to be undertaking such training

  • An additional 150 apprentices starting each year (around 350 in total)

  • 100 companies and their managers to be involved in sponsored programmes with schools


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Skills Broker Programme – Activity to date

  • Fully funded team of ‘Skills Broker’ to assist and advise companies.

  • Portal development – www.ea-sy.org.uk

    • Single site with links to all appropriate websites.

    • ‘Matrix’ of local provision – who provides what, where, how, etc.

  • HE / CPD - development of new Foundation Degrees in materials and manufacturing, development of Engineering Doctorate programmes.

  • Manufacturing CoVE – link employers, develop innovative training solutions

    Other activity

  • ‘Hot Metal, Cool future’ careers event – 1st & 2nd November.

  • SY Engineering Scholarships

    • 50 scholarship grants for FE students studying eng./man./metal related subjects.


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Funding and Interventions

Workforce Development

  • Train2gain 100% grant to improve the skills within the workplace (NVQ level 2)

  • Invest in skills 40% intervention to stimulate workforce development within the workplace (NVQ level 3 and above including some HE)

  • The funding is administrated by A4E as the agent for the LSC

  • FE (college) Funded directly by the LSC


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Funding and Interventions

Entry to Industry

  • Apprenticeships The funding for the apprenticeship framework is 100% for training, registration and technical certificate element only

    The wages and all additional training costs will be the responsibility of employer

    Funded by the LSC through work based training providers

    Graduate Recruitment

  • Jigsaw The fund will help with Recruitment, Wage Subsidy and Staff Training

    Funded by the LSC and RDA through Thomas Rotherham college


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South Yorkshire Engineering Scholarship

What 50 young engineering Scholars in FE colleges throughout South Yorkshire will be financially rewarded over two years

Why To increase the potential intake of good quality young people into the engineering / manufacturing sector at technician level

Where Doncaster College is the lead contractor working with the CoVE partners and all the South Yorkshire Colleges

How Scholars will be selected by a process that includes aptitude and dexterity testing

All scholars will be working with Employers. We need employers support.

When The process of selection is in progress.

The first cohort of scholars have attended a training and induction day on the 24/10/05 at The Source, Meadowhall


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Skills Development - Next Steps

  • Review the ‘Engineering Advancement South Yorkshire’ portal www.ea-sy.org.uk

    • ensure you keep up to date with training provision and support

    • use the site to provide interesting information about your own skills related activity and promote your company to your potential workforce.


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