Training and Clean Bandit policy and Clean Bandit.
Well what does that mean, well one of my favourite group’s? Yes
Someone who takes a bath before they rob you? No
Well if you do not know who Clean Bandit is then they are shown here; Clean Bandit’s music has been described as ‘fusion’ music, mixing electronic music with classical and deep-house elements. Most of their music intertwines classical compositions, such as those from Beethoven, Dvorak, etc. (most typically, Mozart for their song “Mozart’s House”) and they say that some of their music has a lot of humour and a bit tongue in cheek at times.
They produce the music themselves and invite guest artists to sing their songs. Initially, many record labels refused to sign them up as they thought they were a ‘joke band.
They stayed at No1 in the charts for 4 weeks in January 2014 but have been around since 2009. Formed in Cambridge and has the following current members Jack Patterson, Luke Patterson, Grace Chatto and Milan Neil Amin-Smith. Loads of people want to be involved with them and indeed Gorgon City hit featured them.
So what has that got to do with training and development, well they work as a base for a collective sound and have worked with some 8 or 9 other people, to make a success.
As said the main stream record companies looked down upon them and did not take what they were doing seriously. So often in training and development networking and collaborative working has been around and gaining the correct synergy is so important.
If we look at the words CLEAN and BANDIT separately and then conjoin it appears at odds, but to me it is very clear in an honest and transparent way they have taken from bits, like a bandit and then put it together. Electronic, Jazz, Classical, funk, club and pop.
The Government via the SFA and BIS, I say are the Clean Bandit but they are not they are a Dirty Bandit. At this time they allow HIGH Management fees by saying not our job or our contract or our problem.
Then they do things like say well all the work you do is so important like Health and Social care Training yet cut the funding.
They love Apprentices as if they were the only thing yet at the same time create so much RED TAPE around them.
I will take and I hope he does not mind Peter Marples co-owner of training provider Aspire Achieve Advance, when he lays out his top ten.
Point 1: – Bring apprenticeship wages to at least £125 per week
Point 2 – See a Government review of the role of FE for the next 30 years – it will look very different to the structure we have now
Point 3 – Harmonise funding for 19-21 to that of 16-18 to reduce the number of NEETs
Point 4 – – Implement funding reforms to place providers at the heart of the system using a voucher system
Pont 5 – Improve the regulation of trainers and assessors so learners benefit
Point 6 – For BIS / SFA to review the role subcontracting should play in the system
Point 7 – Promote apprenticeships to SMEs, which make up 80% of all starts
Point 8 – Motivate the sector to deliver value added level 3 and 4 apprenticeship starts through increasing the employer discount
Point 9 – Abolish funding for 23+ and use it to fund apprenticeship starts
Ponit 10 – Recognise that the Trailblazers are remarkebly similar to existing frameworks but are costing two or three times the cost to implement.
All of the above show where the SFA could be the Clean Bandits, or should I say Rather Be another Clean Bandit hit.