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Coronavirus: information for councils
Behavioural Insights Programme 2020
Have your say on the future of sector-led improvement
Useful information for councils on novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
The reopening of universities: supporting councils with the implications for local areas
David Regan, Director of Public Health and Sarah Doran, Consultant in Public Health, Manchester City Council Joy Evans, Strategic Manager – Outbreak
Local Outbreaks and Living with COVID-19 - 28 September 2020
Andrea Newman, Director of Communications and Engagement, Surrey County Council Andrea Sturgess, Head of Communications and Engagement, Blackburn with
Fire Safety Bill: Second Reading, House of Lords, Thursday 1 October 2020
We welcome the introduction of the Fire Safety Bill (FSB) and hope it will be an important step in the right direction. We are concerned about some of the practicalities of the Bill, how it aligns with the building safety proposals the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) is preparing, and the costs it may impose on councils and other building owners.
LGA launches Return to Work campaigns to support professionals back into work
Three Return to Work campaigns – focusing on ICT, planning and legal – will identify and provide skilled professionals with free training or resources, so they can restart their highly-valued roles and support councils with their COVID-19 recovery strategies.
Non-Domestic Rating (Lists) (No.2) Bill, Second Reading, House of Commons, 30 September 2020
We welcome closer working between the VOA and local authorities. This must be accompanied by measures to significantly reduce the backlog of appeals. The VOA and councils must receive additional funding to implement these changes.
Integrating Public Services | The South Tees Multi-Agency Children’s Hub (MACH)
The South Tees Multi-Agency Children’s Hub (MACH) working to deliver Early Help and Safeguarding, through collaboration of public sector partners.
LGA responds to government response to Online Harms White Paper
Cllr James Jamieson, Chairman of the Local Government Association, responds to the Government’s response to the Online Harms White Paper consultation.
Local Government Apprenticeship Challenge
The Apprenticeship Challenge is a learning and development opportunity with a competitive edge for apprentices within local government.
Hints, tips and resources
If you're interested in an apprenticeship in local government, check out the information below which will help you with the process of applying: find
Qualifications and levels of apprenticeships
Apprenticeships have equivalent educational qualifications and take one to five years to complete depending on the level.
Become an apprentice in local government
Apprenticeships in local government provide a perfect way to earn a wage while you gain vital work experience and a nationally recognised qualification.
Apprenticeships - for students
‘Fire up’ your career with an apprenticeship in local government.
T Levels - for students
T Levels bring classroom learning and an extended industry placement together on a course designed with businesses and employers
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