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Skills support for the unemployed - London

Deadline: 08 November 2013 00:00 (01:00 CET) | Value: Discretionary | Area: London

Up to £10 million is available across London.

Basic details

Funding is available to support provision for individuals up to a maximum of £2950 per individual.

The payment milestones are as follows:

  • Production of a Training Needs Analysis and supporting Individual Learning Plan - £50
  • Delivery of training and achievement of regulated units and / or qualifications - up to £3700 (depending on guided learning hours)
  • Job Outcome (at least 8 hours per week) – up to £1000 (for a job sustained for 26 weeks)

Additional Priority Learner Incentive payments of up to £1050 is available for learners who meet certain criteria. The criteria are different in each contract lot (explained below).

Contracted delivery will run from January 2014 to 31 July 2015.

There are 4 London ‘lots’ (i.e. contracts package area, corresponding to the Jobcentre Plus districts), each with a different set of priorities.

North London (Lot 1)

Boroughs: Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey, Islington, Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster

Indicative funding available: £2,121,000

Minimum number of participants: 718

Priority groups (who quality for the Priority Learner Incentive payments):

  • 50+ adults;
  • 19-24 adults;
  • 19+ Graduates;
  • 19+ Professional and Executive;
  • 19+ Women; and
  • 19+ LLDD adults

Priority areas:

  • Islington and Camden, particularly for people aged 50+;
  • Barnet, Camden, Islington and Haringey, particularly for people aged 19-24.

Priority skills:

  • IT and digital social media skills which enable mature unemployed individuals to make full use of this route to employment.
  • For 19-24 year olds, the opportunity to consider alternative pathways and a wider variety of job opportunities.
  • There is also a need to support graduates and those individuals whose previous jobs have been in a professional and executive role.

Top recruiting sectors: Health and Social Care, Construction and related trades, Food Services Security and Surveillance and Business Services

South London (Lot 2)

Boroughs: Bexley, Bromley, Croydon, Greenwich, Lambeth, Lewisham, Merton, Southwark, Sutton

Indicative funding available: £2,727,000

Minimum number of participants: 924

Priority groups (who quality for the Priority Learner Incentive payments):

  • 19+ Individuals involved with gangs or at risk of being involved in gangs
  • (Successful applicants will be required to work with Jobcentre Plus to work
  • with individuals within this target group. Jobcentre Plus have specialist
  • advisers who work with this cohort.);
  • 19+ Ex-offenders;
  • 19+ Professional and Executive;
  • 19-24 adults;
  • 50+ adults;
  • 19+ Women; and
  • 19+ LLDD adults.

Priority skills:

  • ESOL and basic skills for progression into entry level jobs;
  • Project management skills;
  • Support for entry into self employment.

Top recruiting sectors: Warehousing and Retail, Health and Social Care, Security and Surveillance, Facilities Management, Administration, Marketing and Financial Sector.

East London (Lot 3)

Boroughs: Barking & Dagenham, City of London, Hackney, Havering, Newham, Redbridge, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest

Indicative funding available: £2,424,000

Minimum number of participants: 821

Priority groups (who quality for the Priority Learner Incentive payments):

  • Lone Parents aged 19-24;
  • 19+ Ex Offenders;
  • 19+ Professional and Executive;
  • 19-24 adults;
  • 50+ adults;
  • 19+ Women; and
  • 19+ LLDD adults.

Priority areas:

  • Newham;
  • Tower Hamlets.

Priority skills:

  • ESOL and Basic Skills for low entry level jobs;
  • IT and digital social media skills which enable individuals to make full use of this route to employment;
  • financial budgeting skills to support the move from unemployment to paid employment.

Top recruiting sectors: Retail, Health and Social Care, Education (Teaching Assistants), Childcare, Nursery Nurse, Financial Budgeting, Digital Media, Transport and Storage, Security and Surveillance, Plumbing and Electrical.

West London (Lot 4)

Boroughs: Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Kingston Upon Thames Richmond upon Thames, Wandsworth

Indicative funding available: £2,727,000

Minimum number of participants: 924

Priority groups (who quality for the Priority Learner Incentive payments):

  • 19+ Benefit cap claimants;
  • 19-24 adults;
  • 50+ adults;
  • 19+ Women; and
  • 19+ LLDD adults.

Priority areas:

  • Hammersmith;
  • Brent;
  • Ealing.

Priority skills:

  • ESOL and Basic Skills for low entry level jobs;
  • IT and digital social media skills which enable individuals to make full use of this route to employment;
  • In addition Track Safety has been identified as specialist provision.

Top recruiting sectors: Retail, Business Services, and other/not classified which includes charity/fundraising, Education, Health and Social Care and Construction – Residential and Commercial.