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Portsmouth City Council are an Apprenticeship provider, delivering in house programmes to new and existing staff members to develop individuals careers in line with business needs. Programmes including Business Administration, Customer Service and Port Operative.

We can provide Apprenticeships to other levy paying employers and work with partners across the surrounding areas. Please contact us for more information

Find our current Apprenticeships vacancies on our careers portal.

There is also more information about apprenticeships, both for individuals and as an employer.

You can also view our last Ofsted Inspection report where we achieved a Grade 2 – Good.

Apprenticeships – our approach to subcontracting

Portsmouth City Council work with a range of high quality providers to deliver outstanding apprenticeships to our staff.  We are also accredited on the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (ROATP) as a provider delivering to levy paying employers.

In our direct delivery it is not our normal policy to use sub contracted provision, however the Council is committed to ensuring that our staff and local people receive the best training opportunities through Apprenticeships at all times. In specialist circumstances, the Council will consider partnerships to deliver specific standards identified through training needs analysis as key to business development. This is dealt with on a case by case review and led by the needs of the HR department of the Council.

In 2018/19 the Council has not used any Subcontracting partners for the delivery of Apprenticeships delivered by the Council as an internal provider.

Public Sector Apprenticeship Target

The public sector apprenticeship target was introduced by the Government in 2017, when the Apprenticeship Levy came into effect. Under this, public sector bodies with 250 or more staff inEngland have a target to employ an average of at least 2.3% of their staff as new apprentice starts annually over the period of 1st April 2017 to 31st March 2021.

Portsmouth City Council is required to report our progress towards this target to the Department of Education annually, please find details below under documents of how we have performed over the last 2 years.

Portsmouth City Council is one of only 64 local authorities that met the 2.3% target last year.

Portsmouth City Council 2.3% Public Sector Target 2018 - 2019
INFORMATIONSERVICES
Number of employees who were working in England on the 31 March 2017 5490
Number of employees who were working in England on 31 March 20185459
Number of new employees who started working for you in England between 1 April 2017 to 31 March 20181132
Number of apprentices who were working in England on 31 March 2017162
Number of apprentices who were working in England on 31 March 2018 168
Number of new apprentices in England between 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 (includes both new hires and existing employees who started an apprenticeship) 140
Percentage of apprenticeship starts (both new hires and existing employees who started an apprenticeship) as a proportion of employment starts between 1 April 2017 to 31 March 201812.37%
Percentage of total headcount that were apprentices on 31 March 2018 3.08%
Percentage of apprenticeship starts (both new hires and existing employees who started an apprenticeship) between 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 as a proportion of total headcount on 31 March 2017 2.55%
Portsmouth City Council Public Sector Target 2017 - 2018
INFORMATIONTARGET
Number of employees who were working in England on the 31 March 2017 6050
Number of employees who were working in England on 31 March 2018 5766
Number of new employees who started working for you in England between 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 1065
Number of apprentices who were working in England on 31 March 2017 72
Number of apprentices who were working in England on 31 March 2018162
Number of new apprentices in England between 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 (includes both new hires and existing employees who started an apprenticeship)128
Percentage of apprenticeship starts (both new hires and existing employees who started an apprenticeship) as a proportion of employment starts between 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 13.71%
Percentage of total headcount that were apprentices on 31 March 2018 4.79%
Percentage of apprenticeship starts (both new hires and existing employees who started an apprenticeship) between 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 as a proportion of total headcount on 31 March 2017 2.11%