Supporting new jobs and creating skills locally
Ensuring quality apprenticeships
To ensure quality apprenticeships, Southwark Council has created the Southwark Apprenticeship Standard, a mark setting the standard for apprenticeships in the borough. There are currently 50 signatories from a range of sectors and business sizes. The standard addresses four key areas that are central to the success of any apprenticeship: 1) secure employment, with a minimum contract of 12 months; 2) fair pay, with the payment of the London Living Wage; 3) quality training provision; 4) mentoring and support. In recognition of the crucial role providers have in delivering successful apprenticeships we have also developed a directory of providers that meet the Standard so employers can find quality training resources.