This case study highlights Navigant's work with the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham to develop an apprenticeship and work placement scheme model.
This case study highlights Navigant's work with the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham to develop an apprenticeship and work placement scheme model as a way to get the long-term unemployed back to work and to have this Local Authority (LA) serve as an employer of choice. This effort is part of a broader U.K. apprenticeship scheme implemented by then-Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The �140 million program, coupled with the 2008 Apprenticeship Bill, is designed to create more than 30,000 apprenticeship opportunities and to ensure that there are apprenticeship opportunities available to all suitably qualified young people. The authors suggest that LAs can play a lead role in these apprenticeships as a way to reduce agency spend, reduce numbers claiming benefits, tackle unemployment, improve succession planning, up-skill the workforce, develop links between regeneration and education, and improve strategic links between employers/businesses and the council for economic development purposes.
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