The ESB are proudly supporting the wide range of activity being delivered across Essex, Southend-On-Sea and Thurrock to promote apprenticeships.
As a result of the increasing skills gaps in the priority sectors in Essex, apprenticeships have become increasingly in-demand and sought after by employers. In 2016, over 14,500 people began an apprenticeship and the introduction of the new apprenticeship levy could present even more opportunities for business, meaning a further increase in the up-take of apprenticeships.
In order to support the health and social care sectors, the ESB have helped develop a new rotational apprenticeship pilot which will build the future skills. This pilot is providing opportunities for young people entering into both the health and care sectors where they can diversify their skill set based on the variety of experiences they will gain within their apprenticeship.
We have also been working closely with Colchester Insititute and Chelmsford College to deliver a series of marketing materials in connection with a health and care specialist advisor from Essex County Council (ECC). This role is key in signposting young people interested in these roles to find the right course or career path for their future in one of these key sectors. These colleges will be accommdating these resources in order to promote the wider sectors and to increase uptake on some of their available courses:
Health and Social Care at Chelmsford College
Health and Social Care at Colchester Institute
ECC have set up an apprenticeship promotion and brokerage hub (APBH) which both supports businesses in finding an apprentice, and helps to match young people to an opportunity with local businesses as an apprentice. This service is free of charge and currently operates in the Basildon, Brentwood, Colchester and Tendring areas. If you would like support with finding an apprentice, or if you are looking to begin an apprenticeship yourself, please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thurrock Council also provide support to help people find apprenticeships through the Thurrock Learning Shop as well as through the OnTrack programme. OnTrack is a programme to help young people in Thurrock who are unemployed and not in education or training.
In Southend-On-Sea support for apprenticeships is delivered through Southend Connex.
There are numerous providers of apprenticeships in Essex delivering apprenticeships in a wide range of sectors and at different levels.
Find out more about some of the training providers delivering Apprenticeships in Essex by visiting the Essex Provider Network.
You can find out more about apprenticeships and find local vacancies in Essex by visiting the Get In Go Far website.