Youth Service Apprenticeship Programme

The Council is committed to enhancing employment prospects for young people and sustaining economic growth through strong partnerships with local partners. To this end it has allocated funding for an Apprenticeships programme for young people aged 16 to 24 living within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Westminster and Hammersmith and Fulham.

The Royal Borough and Kensington and Chelsea’s Apprenticeship programme is managed by the Youth Support and Development Service through its Education Business Partnership (EBP) and is entitled the Youth Service Apprenticeship Programme (YSAP).

The EBP is now inviting suitably qualified organisations within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea to provide Apprenticeships that may lead to employment for local young people.

The aim of the programme shall be to provide a placement that meets the quality standards and regulations laid out in the relevant Education, Employment and Skills Acts and a placement that provides the learner with meaningful work.

The services commissioned will need to be based on a one year plus, full time placement basis with an outcome focus of the learner achieving an NVQ in a recognised Skills Funding Agency learning framework.

A Contract between provider and Council will be issued only after a pre-contract assessment of the organisation has been satisfactorily completed. The Contract will run for up to one year subject to satisfactory monitoring and audit of the provision.

Expressions of interest are invited from organisations that meet the following requirements:

  • the placement meets Health and Safety Regulations, Factory Acts, and other statutory duties for the employment of a young person
  • the organisation has in place Employer’s liability/Public liability insurance
  • ability to demonstrate proposed means of delivery of service as Method Statement.
  • be based in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

Funding will be available for the provision of a placement through the YSAP. Availability of financial support through the YSAP is subject to funds being available and access to these financial resources will cease once allocations indicate the funds are spent.

To express an interest please complete the Employer Registration Form and email to EBPApprenticeship@rbkc.gov.uk