Local Government Apprentices

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2018 Local Government Service Group Conference
14 February 2018
Carried as Amended

Conference acknowledges there will be considerable growth in the number of apprentices employed in local government as a result of the apprenticeship levy, as well as the provisions of the Enterprise Act around apprenticeship targets for public sector bodies. Conference recognises the good practice that exists in some local government branches, who not only recruit apprentices into membership, but welcome and encourage their involvement in the life of the branch. A number of workshops have been developed regionally and nationally which support the apprenticeship journey, and reinforce the value of partnership working with UNISON for local authority employers.

Conference calls on the SGE to:

1)Gather together and promote examples of good recruitment and organising practice that exists in branches and regions;

2)Gather together and promote examples of positive and effective partnership working between UNISON and local authority employers around the apprenticeship agenda;

3)Draw up a comprehensive guide to workshops that UNISON can deliver to local authority apprentices;

4)Draw up sustainable recruitment and development strategies to ensure that the apprentice members of today become the UNISON members of the future.