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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:

  • - Develop the skills of local people
  • - Bring young people into the workforce
  • - Involve the local community in the delivery of local services
  • - Increase staff morale, productivity
  • - Train the organisation’s current workforce while growing the workforce for the future

As result, organisations can acquire some of the following benefits:

  • Better Equipped Workforce – Apprenticeships help generate a more diverse and richer blend of skills.
  • Improve Your Bottom Line - Apprentices can offer an increase in productivity and delivery as they are working hard to complete their training, in the right manner and to the appropriate standard. Training Apprentices can be more cost-effective than hiring more skilled staff, with a reduction in overall training and recruitment costs.

Community Safety Apprenticeship

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 England



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:

  • - improves general literacy and numeracy
  • - increases productivity
  • - develops personal learning and thinking skills
  • - builds confidence and creativity
  • - improves social and working lives
  • - develops employability skills
  • - provides a career pathway into jobs

Full framework details for Wales


Full framework details for England


Skills For Fire & Rescue