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Agenda . Welcome Walsall Works Update Hourly rates   Achievements   Celebration Event Q&A session AOB Date of Next Meeting. Walsall Works . Walsall Works aims to stimulate sustainable employment within local businesses and support young people into work

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Walsall Works Update

Hourly rates


  Celebration Event

Q&A session


Date of Next Meeting

walsall works

Walsall Works

Walsall Works aims to stimulate sustainable employment within local businesses and support young people into work

The scheme will be offering 740 young people aged 16-24 the opportunity to enter a pre-apprenticeship programme or an apprenticeship

walsall works criteria

Walsall Works Criteria

Walsall Works continues to focus on unlocking jobs within enterprises from the growth sectors:

Niche and high value manufacturing and engineering

Environmental technologies and construction

Financial, professional and business services

Creative and digital services

Health and social care


Other sectors may be considered on a case by case basis

walsall works criteria1

Walsall Works Criteria

Focus on Walsall SME’s but will consider large companies if they traditionally don’t take apprentices

No gap needed since last apprentice start

35 hour+ per week contract

52 week minimum employment

Employer committed to sustainable employment

Employee to apprentice staff ratio of approx 2:1

walsall works incentive

Walsall Works Incentive

£3,000 for employers taking on a young person aged 16 or 17 at a rate of £3.00 per hour

£4,500 for employers taking on a young person aged 18 to 20 at a rate of £4.98 per hour

£6,000 for employers taking on a young person aged 21 to 24 at a rate of £6.19 per hour

New national minimum hourly rates come into place October 2013

how will walsall works pay

How will Walsall Works pay?

Appendix 2 form (updated)

Send out Grant Agreement for signatures

First payment after 4 weeks

Second Payment at the midpoint of apprenticeship

Final payment on confirmation of sustainable employment post-apprenticeship



170 employers have signed up as interested and actively creating new employment opportunities

124 young people have started their apprenticeship through Walsall Works

183 young people have now started the Pre-Apprenticeship programme

our employers

Our Employers

170 Businesses registered interest and actively recruiting through Walsall Works

our 100 th apprentice

Jordan Sperring-Lee, 19 has commenced his apprenticeship with Gainsborough Bathrooms as a Trainee Engineer. He is completing a Level 2 engineering apprenticeship with In-Comm Training Ltd.

Jordan attended a ‘Promoting Opportunities’ session hosted by Walsall Works, Walsall College and JCP and was supported to register onto NAS and apply for an apprenticeship.

Our 100th Apprentice

pre apprenticeships


Pre-apprenticeship places available in the following sectors:

Construction- Green Skills

Child Care

Business Admin


Health & Social Care





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These will offer each young people the support to get ready to start a full apprenticeship through a 20-24 week course which will enable them to gain :

Literacy, Numeracy & ICT Skills

Employability Skills

Customer Care

4 week work placement 

Intensive Job Search

Guaranteed job interview

Accreditation to a Level 1 qualifications

celebration event

Celebration Event

Tuesday 11th June 2013 – 5.30pm- 8.00pm at The Studio School, The Goldmine Centre,14a Lower Hall Lane, Walsall, WS1 1RL.

Identify apprentices and employers for promotional activity

Provide nominations for

Walsall Works Employer 2013

Walsall Works Apprentice 2013

capturing added value

Capturing Added Value?

Indications of levels of Leverage attracted ie AGE Grant, Skills Funding Agency, Bursaries

Additional outcomes for learners

Progression to Advanced & Higher Apprentices

Breaking barriers for non-traditional groups

2 275 wage incentive

£2,275 Wage Incentive

Employers can claim £2,275 from DWP if they appoint a young person who has been claiming JSA for 6 months plus

For work programme clients this is direct from Work Programme Provider

For non- work programme clients this is from JCP

This can be matched to Walsall Works

You cannot claim the Wage incentive and the AGE grant

support us

Support Us

Return signed contracts immediately

Submit claims on time to ensure payments

Promote Walsall Works to employers

Signpost young people to the NAS website

Market on your websites and publications

Join our Celebration event in June 2013

Identify apprentices for Walsall Works publicity

dates of future session

Dates of Future Session

Monday 29th July 2013,

10.00am – 11.30am


Walsall Council Chamber, Walsall Town Hall, Lichfield Street, Walsall, WS1 1TP

contact details

Contact Details

01922 654322


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