The LGA Labour Group exists to fight the corner for Labour councillors at a national level, both within
the cross-party Local Government Association and with the Labour Party at Westminster. The Group provide a strong voice for Labour councillors and act as a platform for ideas and innovation for all those committed to an effective localist element to Labour politics and policies.

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Supporting new jobs and creating skills locally

Using apprenticeships to improve skills and boost employment

   Councils  

Hackney Council

Over 100 Hackney residents are now employed through Hackney Council’s in house award winning apprenticeship programme, an increase of 300% since 2016. These roles are across the council, addressing skills gaps with over half of the previous cohorts moving into full-time employment at the council. The scheme gives residents the chance to have an apprenticeship, paid at the London Living Wage. The council specifically targets opportunities at disadvantaged groups such as care leavers and those from minority backgrounds.  The council has also been supporting local businesses to create high-quality apprenticeships for people who live or study in Hackney. Council assistance in targeting means ensuring that a diverse range of residents have greater access to opportunities.