Carillion:Written question - 134356

Asked by Angela Rayner

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Asked on: 26 March 2018
Department for Education
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information the Construction Industry Training Board has provided to his Department on the number of apprentices transferred from Carillion Training Services Limited who (a) have and (b) will have found new placements by 29 March 2018.
Answered by: Anne Milton
Answered on: 29 March 2018

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is proactively working with their established network of college partners to support all affected apprentices and other learners to complete their programmes. Additionally, CITB are utilising their existing employer contacts in the sector in order to find and secure alternative employers for the apprentices to complete their frameworks or standards.

CITB has engaged directly with 1,264 of all affected learners to date. Some of those helped were not current Carillion Training Services (CTS) apprentices and included recent finishers looking for a new employer with which to progress to an advanced apprenticeship as well as learners from the CTS study programme looking to progress to an intermediate apprenticeship:

  • CITB has secured new employment, with wages, for 621 of the 1,148 apprentices originally employed by Carillion and delivered by CTS. This figure was recently adjusted following an update in the available data.
  • In addition, 103 apprentices have a pending job offer but do not have a confirmed start date.
  • Five have returned to full time education.
  • 419 apprentices remain. Approximately 350 are still being paid by the liquidator and of those approximately 200 are actively working with CITB to find alternative employers.
  • The remaining apprentices (approximately 200) have not responded to various attempts to contact them.

CITB has recently launched a targeted employer campaign to secure employment placements for learners for whom a placement has not yet been found during the process, due to their geographical location / area of learning. This has resulted in an increasing number of employer vacancies, which CITB are actively pursuing in order to place more apprentices.

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