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Skills for Central London

In central London, we're bringing groups of SMEs together to create cohorts of new apprenticeships, as well as building local authority capacity to support their local employers.

As part of London's Local Skills Improvement Plan (LSIP), Workwhile is delivering a bespoke programme work to create apprenticeships and T Levels in central London, benefiting local residents and businesses. The project is running across the Central London Forward area's 12 boroughs - Camden, the City of London, Hackney, Haringey, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Lambeth, Lewisham, Southwark, Tower Hamlets, Wandsworth and Westminster.

Creating new apprenticeships

By working with groups of local SMEs, we are creating cohorts of new apprenticeships, meeting the skills needs of local employers. Our support offer to participating businesses includes practical support to set up the apprenticeship, PLUS fully funded access to our DevelopMentor line management training for the apprentice's manager, and our 'good work healthcheck'.

Recruiting SMEs now: Digital cohort!
Based around the Multi-channel Marketer (level 3) apprenticeship, in partnership with LDN Apprenticeships, this is ideal for small businesses wanting to build their in-house marketing and digital capacity to drive sales and engagement. Open to SMEs in the central London boroughs of Camden, the City of London, Hackney, Haringey, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Lambeth, Lewisham, Southwark, Tower Hamlets, Wandsworth and Westminster.

Future cohorts are likely to include Data Analyst (level 4), and standards in the social care and early years sectors.

Building capacity

Based on consultation with each of the boroughs in the Central London Forward area, we've developed training and a set of resources to build the capacity of local authority employees to discuss the benefits of apprenticeships with SMEs, and to give accurate information about the apprenticeship system and related processes.

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