The Grimsby Institute – ESF Collaboration – Apprenticeship Services

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The Grimsby Institute – ESF Collaboration – Apprenticeship Services

1 Introduction and background
Led by the Grimsby Institute Group, the Yorkshire Apprenticeship Hub provides impartial advice to Small & Medium Enterprise businesses and their employees in the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding region to raise awareness and understanding of Apprenticeships with the aim to increase the number of people in employment who require new knowledge and skills to enter Apprenticeships.

The Institute has an established partnership and supply chain following the successful OJEU submission into the Skills Funding Agency, and is seeking to expand on this consortium, through this expression of interest process.

1.1 This Express of Interest relates to the project advertised by the Grimsby Institute Group (the “Customer Organisation”) to meet outcomes for European Social Fund contracts (the “Requirement”) to deliver training, brokerage and progression onto Apprenticeship via a targeted programme for York, North Yorkshire and East Riding.
1.2 European Social Funds (ESF), have been awarded to the Institute, to form strong partnerships to develop, secure and implement solutions through collaborative arrangements. The ESF contract terms oblige the Institute, as the contractor to:
i) “THE CONTRACTOR must comply with the requirements on sub-contracting delivery of the Services set out in THE SFA’s ESF Funding Rules as amended and updated”.
ii) “THE CONTRACTOR shall ensure that sub-contractors are selected fairly and have sufficient capacity, capability, quality and financial standing to the deliver the services”.
1.3 The Grimsby Institute Group invites all suitably equipped organisations to apply for the involvement and delivery of learning and skills solutions, on the condition of immediate mobilisation and performance in 2016/17 (July 2017) . We are committed to serving the learning and skills, employability and business competitiveness of SMEs within the York, North Yorkshire, East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership region.
1.4 Providers must be registered on the Skills Funding Agency ROTA or prepared and/or be registered, and ideally have a proven track record in successful delivery of programmes funded through European Social Funds.

  • An indication of the technicians or technical bodies involved whether or not belonging directly to the economic operators undertaking (especially for those responsible for quality & control) On ROTA (Registered on Training Archive with the SFA) Matrix Quality Standards OFSTED Grade 2 or Higher Centre approval with awarding bodies
  • The educational & professional qualifications of the service provider or contractor or those of the undertaking’s managerial staff Safeguarding Policy and procedures Centre approval with awarding bodies to deliver learning and skills. Experience in delivery of ESF skills projects Experience in delivering employability and projects that create sustained jobs

Deadline: 21 April 2017

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