Apprenticeships are successful way to develop vocational and soft-skills in young people and adults. Vocational skills are an area where the UK still lags behind when compared internationally. As a result, employers still struggle to get the professional, trade and technical skills they need. By hiring Apprentices, employers can take the issue into their own hands and ensure they cultivate the exact skills they require while growing a committed and engaged workforce.
There are both economic and social reasons for the public sector to employ Apprentices. They are a means to:
As result, organisations can acquire some of the following benefits:
Community Safety in the broadest sense is about reducing risks within communities. The risks to communities could be from, but are not limited to, crime, anti-social behaviour, vandalism, fire, terrorism etc. There is currently one pathway at Intermediate Level within this framework for Community Fire Safety. The term Community Fire Safety covers all community safety activities that are the responsibility of Fire and Rescue Services. This could include, but is not limited to, road safety, home safety, fire prevention activities and any other Community Fire Safety activities. Apprentices will work as a Community Safety Adviser/Advocate usually within a Fire and Rescue Service. People working in these roles engage with communities through various local and national initiatives. Full Community Safety framework details for EnglandDownload
The Emergency Fire Services Operations (EFSO) Apprenticeship is the Level 3 learning framework we developed to give fire-service employees the knowledge and skills they need for the job.
Valued by employers, it is an effective alternative to GCSEs and A levels that improves transferability and maintains high levels of employee motivation and retention.
The EFSO Apprenticeship:
Full framework details for Wales
Full framework details for England