Core Strategy 1
•Analysing the requirements and background of employers in order to identify how they can maximise the apprenticeship levy
•To encourage employers to develop themselves to keep at the forefront of the changes in the sector, and to use the levy money effectively, including the idea of employers becoming providers in their own right
•To keep the employer/organisations up to date with other national, local or international opportunities that can be utilised alongside the levy.
•To support the Apprenticeship journey aspirations for secondary education, by providing a talent pipeline of opportunities for pre 16 young people.
•To promote and develop community volunteers to support the national agenda.
Core Strategy 2
•Actively engage with other organisations to develop opportunities to work in partnership.
•Establish a coherent approach to employer engagement.
•Ensure that our provision meets the demands of employers, industry, LEP’s, commerce, including local community projects.
•Establish effective collaboration with strategic partners.
•Extend relationships and partnerships with schools, academies and universities to provide clear progression opportunities.
•Enhance capacity, competitiveness and expertise through mutually beneficial partnerships and education/employer alliances.
Core Strategy 3
•To bring together representatives from the local community that support all sectors, eg Health and Care to bridge their gaps for mutual benefits.
•To promote where possible sector groups working together and networking through, eg attendance at events.
•Encouraging the realignment of sectors, eg Health and Care for mutual cost effective benefits.
•Use the experiences of community volunteers to strengthen local opportunities and agenda.
•To continue to maintain close working networks with other Apprenticeship Trailblazer Sector Chairs in order to maintain current expertise and knowledge.