Decision details

The Staffordshire County Council Apprenticeship Strategy

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


An Apprenticeship Strategy for Staffordshire County Council.



“As one of the largest employers in the county, helping to grow apprenticeships is an important part of our business.  We want to raise the skill levels and aspirations of our workforce, and our Apprenticeship Strategy will play a key part in this.


An apprentice learns so much more than just how to do a job or achieve a qualification, and we want to use apprenticeships to explore new ways of working, improve the organisation and help employees to progress through their career.


As a county council we aspire to be an employer of choice, that attracts, develops and retains the most diverse, creative and innovative individuals with the required skills and abilities.  This strategy will ensure we can fully maximise the opportunities contained within the new Apprenticeship Levy, by investing in our greatest asset: our employees.”


Philip White, Cabinet Member for Learning and Employability


Reasons for the Decision – To consider the Apprenticeship Strategy for Staffordshire County Council which sets out its approach to delivering Apprenticeships as an employer.


Decision – (a) That the Apprenticeship Strategy 2019 – 2022 for Staffordshire County Council (Appendix A to the report) be approved.


(b) That the Aims of the Apprenticeship Programme (section 5 of the Strategy) be noted and supported as the way forward to embed Apprenticeships within the county council’s workforce, achieve maximum levy spend and work towards meeting the public sector target.

Report author: Chris Bamsey

Publication date: 16/05/2019

Date of decision: 15/05/2019

Decided at meeting: 15/05/2019 - Cabinet

Effective from: 22/05/2019

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