Stockton JSNA


Employment

What needs to be done and why?

Issue number

1 = highest priority

What needs to be done?

Why?

1

Anchor institutions such as the local authority, hospitals, universities, registered providers of housing and large private sector organisations should lead by example and create a range of employment related opportunities and flexible jobs to enable under##represented groups and those furthest from the labour market to access employment. This could include, for example, job carving, supported internships, supported employment, Intermediate Labour Market (ILM) etc.  Anchor institutions should also support their supply chain to do similar.

Opportunities to gain work experience or develop various skills or qualifications can be limited and not flexible enough to meet the needs of people with numerous and complex issues.
 

2

Public sector organisations and key employers can directly deliver more inclusive growth through their own employment and procurement and commissioning practices.

Organisations should maximise training and employment opportunities through the active use of the Social Value Act in public procurement and commissioning.

Provide support to keep people in employment, especially those with health and/or disability issues.

The volume and range of opportunities to provide training, work experience, and employment opportunities for people with complex needs is often limited or not flexible enough to take into account the barriers people face.

It is becoming increasing relevant and important for organisations and businesses to evidence the social, economic and environmental benefits they provide as part of their delivery activities.

3

An improved offer of impartial CEIAG is required with opportunities to gain experience of work and several meaningful encounters with business.

Key stakeholders should be encouraged to become Enterprise Advisers as part of the Tees Valley Careers and Enterprise Company (CEC) work with schools and colleges to promote their sector and the opportunities available.

Evidence suggests that a young person who has four or more encounters with an employer is 86% less likely to be unemployed or NEET and can earn up to 18% more during their career.

 

4

 

 

More apprenticeship opportunities should be created:

Encourage Apprenticeship Levy paying employers to maximise their levy contribution by up##skilling the existing workforce to be more productive and creating new apprenticeship positions through workforce succession planning.

Encourage non##levy paying employers to recruit apprentices by offering a package of support, including financial.

There are clear health and wellbeing benefits to people accessing apprenticeship opportunities.

There is a clear economic benefits as employers benefit from increased productivity and attracting talent. 

Apprenticeships also help to address the mismatch in the local labour market.

 

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