Suffolk County Council and The Consultancy Home Counties (TCHC) have reached the joint decision to bring to a close the current pilot for the Apprenticeship Suffolk Business Service. ASBS has successfully worked with over 4,000 employers and generated in excess of 500 new Apprenticeship vacancies, but our evaluation has shown that the pilot model as it is currently operating cannot overcome other barriers within the Apprenticeship system, and therefore a different approach is needed going forward. Suffolk County Council, TCHC and their sub-contracting partner, The Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, will work closely together over the next three months to ensure businesses currently engaged through this contract are given appropriate support. Suffolk County Council will look to develop a new approach to supporting the apprenticeship agenda in Suffolk going forward.

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The Torch is coming our way!

Apprenticeships Suffolk Business Service takes part in national campaign

Do you want to be nationally recognised for taking on an apprentice this year?  The Pass the Torch initiative is coming our way!

A national campaign being supported by the National Apprenticeship Service to raise the level of Apprenticeships across the UK is coming to Ipswich. Employers are being asked to sign a pledge to create an apprenticeship opportunity by 2017.  

The benefits of getting involved include:

  • Opportunities to feature in national and regional press, radio and online
  • Your company name and weblink added to our PasstheTorch online directory of employers who’ve pledged
  • Opportunities to feature in case studies
  • Social media promotions
  • A dedicated contact to help you find the right apprentice for you 

Please sign the pledge and be a part of this exciting initiative.. 

Come along to Felaw Maltings and meet the Apprenticeship Suffolk Business Service (ASBS) and Suffolk Chamber of Commerce teams on Monday 4th April 2016 from 14:30 where we will all be cheering the Torch on!  You can follow its progress by clicking here.

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Woodbridge based Charity joins Suffolk 500 campaign to ‘train and develop young leaders’

Apprenticeships Suffolk Business Service welcomes Just 42 to the Suffolk 500 campaign

A campaign to introduce 500 apprentices into the workplace across Suffolk in 100 days has been joined by a Woodbridge based charity who are training and developing the young leaders of tomorrow.

Just42 is the only open access youth provider in 200 square miles of rural Suffolk and in 2015 came into contact with about 2500 different children and young people. Through their work they build relationships with children and young people over a number of years through different projects. In this way they build confidence, self-esteem, build community, reduce crime and anti-social behaviour and improve employability.

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