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East London’s Shared Apprenticeship Programme

Workwhile is delivering East London's Shared Apprenticeship Programme - an exciting place-based collaboration between employers operating on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park’s East Bank and local small businesses.

The key partners spearheading London’s new innovation district, the East Bank, have teamed up to support small employers across East London to create new opportunities for local apprentices to gain new skills and training.

Delivered by Workwhile, the Programme is aiming to empower 200 local employers through access to free workforce development, training and financial support to become more productive, resilient and inclusive.

The support from the Programme includes:

  1. Access to funding to cover the full training and assessment costs of apprenticeships via Apprenticeship Levy Transfer.
  2. Free workforce planning session to identify employer skills gaps and recommend where apprenticeships can meet employers' needs and build capacity and workforce resilience.
  3. Help for employers to navigate the apprenticeship system, providing bespoke, step-by-step support - from getting set up on the digital apprenticeship service portal, to selecting a training provider that best meets business needs.
  4. Consultation to help employers to create conditions for success, with recommendations for best practice around inclusivity, employee wellbeing and working conditions.
  5. Ongoing support, guidance, and advice on how to improve retention, inclusive recruitment, well-being, working conditions and more.
  6. Training and networking opportunities for apprentices' line-managers, supporting them to develop outstanding practice in their roles
  7. Professional development training and networking sessions for apprentices to build confidence and effectiveness.

If you’re an employer based in the London boroughs of Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets or Waltham Forest, get in touch to find out more about East London's Shared Apprenticeship Programme can support you to support the talent of the future.

Generously supported by

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Westfield Stratford City, Westfield East Bank Creative Futures Fund logo

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