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Job Training Scheme

Volume 124: debated on Friday 18 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will give for the new job training scheme for each of the Manpower Services Commission areas in Greater London, Merseyside, Greater Manchester, the Birmingham and Solihull Manpower Services Commission area and for Great Britain as a whole (i) the

Table I
MSC—London region
North LondonEast LondonSouth LondonWest LondonInner London NorthInner London South
Number of entrants in latest available period (October)28912361143221313
Cumulative entrants since scheme started (April-October)1,0187297396459971,466
Cumulative
(a) Male6404594733723791,045
(b) Female378270266273618421
(c) Length of time out of work
1. 6–12 months478327355307501667
2. Over 12 months251158195172290396
3. Over 24 months289244189166206403
Declared ethnic background
1. White464379427287484603
2. Black/African,
Caribbean descent277142132120374503
3. Indian Sub-Continent descent126119651246571
4. None of those10864827180149
5. Not declared4325334344140
(e) Declared disability162533142438
Entered practical experience placements in October5310514226055
In practical experience (not cumulative total) placements at latest date (end October)1532027175448759
Cumulative leavers637386394530478541

number of entrants in the latest available period, and the number of cumulative entrants since the scheme started, (ii) a breakdown of entrants showing how many were (a) male, (b) female, (c) the length of time they had been out of work, (d) their ethnic background and (e) whether or not they had any disabilities, (iii) the number of trainees in the latest available period who entered work placements, and the cumulative total of how many are in work places at the latest available date, (iv) the number of trainees who left the scheme in the latest available period, and the number of cumulative leavers since the scheme started and (v) for all those trainees who have left the scheme how many (1) found work, (2) failed to attend, (3) went on to another course of training or education, (4) completed the course, (5) left for sickness or (6) went back into unemployment.

Information about all entrants to the new job training scheme is collated by MSC on an area basis and the information is set out in the tables.As for leavers from the scheme, a return from managing agents seeking information on the reasons for leaving was first requested in October. Data from this return are known to be incomplete so far and will not be comparable between areas and managing agents in all places. The data do not provide reliable information about job entry rates or other trainee destinations. This information will be gathered by an independent follow-up survey of all trainees early in the new year. Managing agent returns will be considered in the light of that information.

North London

East London

South London

West London

Inner London North

Inner London South

October leavers—none cumulative30711065151117127

Notes:

1. Due to difficulties in data collection some of the information given above is incomplete.

2. In the main, new Job Training Scheme trainees undertake individually designed packages of training and practical experience, flexible in nature and of varying length. The Scheme does not offer courses as such and trainees may and do leave at any time to pursue other opportunities.

Table 2

MSC—Merseyside and Manchester areas

MCR central

MCR East

MCR North

Merseyside

Number of entrants in latest available period (October)348243186310
Cumulative entrants since scheme started (April-October)1,4088509331,719

Cumulative

(a) Male

1,2566807331,237

(b) Female

351170200432

(c) Length of time out of work

1. 6–12 months586327340498
2. Over 12 months369223238427
3. Over 24 months648296355794

(d) Ethnic Background

1. White1,1917237601,500
2. Black/African, Caribbean descent9919114
3. Indian Sub-Continent descent6429348
4. None of these2176491181
5. I prefer not to say36153721

(e) Disabled Persons

79135237
Entered practical experience placements in October1321009291
In practical experience placements at latest date (end October)344190213377
Cumulative Leavers8835155761,059
October leavers—none cumulative203170139261

1. Due to difficulties in data collection some of the information given above is incomplete.

2. In the main, new Job Training Scheme trainees undertake individually designed packages of training and practical experience, flexible in nature and of varying length. The Scheme does not offer courses as such and trainees may and do leave at any time to pursue other opportunities.

Table 3

MSC—Birmingham, Solihull and Great Britain

Birmingham and Solihull

Great Britain

Number of entrants in latest available period (October)42411,331
Cummulative entrants since scheme started (April-October)1,94354,744

Cuulative

(a) Male

1,32137,995

(b) Female

62213,215

(b) Length of time out of work

1. 6–12 months12921,124
2. Over 12 months9512,272
3. Over 24 months20017,810

(d) Ethnic background

1. White26141,009
2. Black/African Caribbean descent582,912
3. Indian Sub-Continent descent552,101
4. None of those363,835
5. I prefer not to say141,509

(e) Disabled persons

101,820
Entered practical experience placements in October1173,908
In practical experience placements at latest date (end October)42314,382

Birmingham and Solihull

Great Britain

Cumulative leavers1,07230,669
October leavers2808,285

Notes:

1. Due to difficulties in data collection some of the information given above is incomplete.

2. In the main, new Job Training Scheme trainees undertake individually designed packages of training and practical experience, flexible in nature and of varying length. The Scheme does not offer courses as such and trainees may and do leave at any time to pursue other opportunities.

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment, for each new job training scheme —contracted managing agent in the Greater London area, what are the monthly figures since the start of the scheme for entrants during each period, showing how many (a) were male and female, (b) were six to 12 months unemployed, above and below the age of 25 years, (c) were 12 to 24 months unemployed, above and below the age of 25 years, (d) were unemployed for 24 months or more, above and below the age of 25 years, (e) were disabled, (f) were of ethinic minority origin and (g) entered work placements; how many leavers there were in each period; and of those how many (i) found work, (ii) failed to attend, (iii) went to further education course or other training, (iv) completed the new JTS course, (v) left because of sickness and (vi) left for other reasons; and what are the latest cumulative figures for entrants and leavers.

It is not MSC policy to publish comparative information on the performance of individual managing agents.