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Employers Promise

Published: 11/04/2014

Flintshire County Council has committed to the future of workers and residents by launching an employers’ promise. The aim of the initiative is to support employees and residents in the County by creating chances and opportunities. Specifically, taking a step further when caring about staff and customers, promoting working locally and making the County a better place to live and work. By taking part alongside the Flintshire Local Service Board (LSB) partner organisations the council is aspiring to be an employer of choice; to develop, promote and support a range of lifelong learning opportunities for people at work; at schools, college and universities; and in our communities; to develop, promote and support a broader range of education, employment and training opportunities for all people, with young people aged 16 to 24 years a priority. The launch on Thursday 3 April 2014 saw LSB partners join forces in their commitments to all staff. The LSB consists of Flintshire County Council, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB), Coleg Cambria, Flintshire County Council (FCC), Flintshire Local Voluntary Council (FLVC), Natural Resources Wales, North Wales Fire & Rescue Services, North Wales Police, Public Health Wales, Wales Probation and the Welsh Government. Along with all partners, the Council is committed to ensuring high levels of literacy and numeracy among employees, developing roles with on and off the job training, developing employees to meet current and future needs. This will include a renewed approach to work experience and apprenticeships, provide opportunities for progression and career opportunities, recruit fairly from within the Flintshire labour market whilst ensuring the health and well-being of employees will be protected and promoted in the workplace. By signing up to the Employers’ Promise, the Council aims to increase the number and range of work based learning opportunities; develop an Entrepreneurship Programme; develop an Employability Programme; contribute to a broader range of pathways to employment; develop local labour market information and develop more innovative approaches to workforce planning. Councillor Billy Mullin, Cabinet Member for Corporate Management said: “The Council’s ambition is to encourage all public, private and voluntary sector partners to support the goals associated with this promise. It will develop new ways of delivering public services that have the potential to make a difference to peoples’ lives at the same time as making better use of public money.” For further information please contact Flintshire County Council on 01352 702128. Photo Caption: Ian Budd Flintshire County Council, Sioned Rees, Welsh Government, Jackie James, Public Health Wales, Judith Magaw, Wales Probation, Paul Whiting, Glyndwr University, Karen Armstrong, Flintshire County Council, Paul Corner, Flintshire County Council, Assistant Chief Fire Officer Ruth Simmons, North Wales Fire & Rescue Services, David Jones, Coleg Cambria, Cllr. Aaron Shotton, Flintshire County Council, John Darlington, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, Chief Inspector Dave Owens, North Wales Police and Colin Everett, Flintshire County Council.