Denise ClementSkills AdviserSKILLS SOLUTIONS 25 September 2014
Skills Solutions – Backgound • Skills Solutions Team • College areas • Single Point of Contact
Skills Solutions Aim • increasetake-up of our programmes by increasing the level of direct, flexible provision to employers.bring forward innovative solutions to the needs of employers. • engage employers to make use of the existing provision and have a flexible and creative response • to provide two-way information flow with business
Provides opportunity to upskill the current workforce For any Small to Medium Enterprise (SME) or Social Enterprise with up to 250 full time equivalent employees Up to 75% of training costs available (DEL up to 75% DEL / 25% employer) Recognised Qualifications (QCF) - vocational, industry standard, professional body, online Customised Training
Benefits to Employers Training tailored to suit requirements Employees gain recognised qualifications Better skilled & qualified workforce Skills profile raised Improves bottom line Customised Training
B-IT is a vocational qualification (NVQ level 2&3) Aimed at reducing costs and improving productivity Training is delivered in the workplace 100% of trainer costs for first cohort Business Improvement Techniques
Bridge to Employment Programme • Pre-Employment Training • Unemployed / those returning to work • Skills to compete for new job opportunities
Bridge to Employment Programme Open to employers of all sizes recruiting 8 or above Offers Vacancy advertising, Recruitment and selection and Pre-employment Training AT NO COST TO THE EMPLOYER More than 16 hours per week Applicants must be over 18, currently unemployed or working less than 16 hours per week Training is flexible
Management and Leadership • Management and Leadership Development programme (MLDP)(currently supported at 100%) • Management Analysis Programme (Business analysis plus £6,000 of training support)
The INTRO Graduate Programme is an Entry-Into-Management level initiative designed to speed the development of graduate managers, thus helping them become more productive within their organisations. 4 weeks off-the-job classroom training; 20 weeks on-the-job, carrying out a business improvement project/personal development plan; Professional management diploma. INTRO
Skills Solutions - Summary Single point of contact for employers on Skills Provision Trained staff with a business focused approach Dedicated geographical areas Knowledge of DEL Programmes What’s on offer, and how to access Signpost to right person or information
How to get in touch? Contact Number - 028 9090 5251 email@example.com www.delni.gov.uk/skillssolutions
EMPLOYER ENGAGEMENT TEAMOVERVIEW 25th September 2014
Employer Engagement Branch • The Employer Engagement Branch (EEB) was established to actively engage with employers across Northern Ireland to: • Supply employers with clients who match their recruitment criteria • Deliver a customised recruitment service to meet employers business needs
Employers Online • Providing a high quality vacancy management service to employers who wish to advertise vacancies on the www.jobcentreonline.com website and ensuring that all vacancies that are advertised, comply with legal requirements and Departmental guidance. • Employers can place and manage their own vacancies online. • If they wish they can get help to register and place their vacancies by ringing freephone 0800 3289135 or by contacting their nearest Jobs & Benefits Office/Jobcentre.
Youth Employment Scheme • Address youth unemployment linking employment outcomes to skills development for economic growth. • Launched September 2012 to help young people compete for jobs in a difficult labour market. • NI Executive - £31m ring fenced over 3 years. • Aimed at 18-24 year olds who are job ready. • Provides work experience, skills development and enhanced Employer Subsidy. • Focus on jobs growth (priority sectors).
YES Priority Sectors • Information and Communication Technology • Financial Services • Manufacturing (including food and drink/agri-food) • Engineering • Health and Life Sciences • Creative Industries and Digital Media • Hotels and Catering (in support of Tourism) • Retail • Social Care and Childcare
YES Elements • 3-8 Week Work Placements • Skills Development Strand – 6 Month Work Placements • Enhanced Employer Subsidy
Work Experience Placement/ Strand • 3 to 8 week placement • 25 to 30 hours per week • £250 grant payable to Host Company offering placement of 4 weeks or more
Skills Development Strand • 26 Week Placement • Advertised on Jobcentreonline.com or Client Led • Client to undertake 22 Credits on QCF Framework • Training to be sourced by and agreed with DEL Lead Contractor (SERC) • Now available outside Priority Sectors where placement has a realistic Job outcome.
Enhanced Employer Subsidy • Full Time Position (30+ hrs) • Client 18-24 • Wage Subsidy £5,000 • Training Subsidy £750 • Employer to provide equivalent of 15 credits on QCF Framework. • For 18-24 with disability available from 16hrs per week. • Open to all sectors
EMPLOYER SUBSIDY • Must be economically inactive • 26 wk subsidy (£40 - £75) • Financial contribution towards in work training
Other Employment Service Assistance • EURES • Social Clause Team • Disablement Employment Service (DES)
CONTACT DETAILS Robert Preshaw, Employer Contact Manager Gloucester House Chichester House Belfast BT1 4RA Tel: 028 9025 2340 Mob: 07825140291 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org