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Employment Skills Plans

Plymouth City Council has aligned with the Construction Industry Training Board to adopt the National Skills Academy for Construction’s Client-Based Approach (CBA).

This provides a toolkit that looks to deliver employment, apprenticeships and training for a number of public sector clients through their construction projects, planning policy and development control. As well as delivery, it also defines employment and skills-based benchmarks for developments based on build cost against prescribed KPIs covering apprenticeships, school and college liaison, skills development for the workforce and jobs created.

In January 2016, Plymouth City Council was formally accredited through the National Skills Academy for Construction across both planning and procurement contracted construction activities. Our Building Plymouth Skills Co-Ordinator, Emma Hewitt, is the lead point of contact for advising and assessing employment and skills plans, and method statements through the Client-Based Approach, and monitoring delivery against negotiated targets.

Check out some case studies all about the role that employment skills plans play for businesses – Plymouth Science Park and Mayflower Street.

Please review the Council’s Guidance for Developers and Contractors for further details and next steps.

Further details about the KPIs and evidence required can be found here.
An example of the KPI template can be found here.

Case Studies

Case Study for Adam and McLaren

Case Study for Shared Apprenticeships South West