Targeted Recruitment and Training: Process To Practice
Social Inclusion and Economic Wellbeing
Hartlepool Case Studies
Hartlepool Borough Council
Hartlepool Borough Council
Targeted Recruitment andTraining Charter
Targeted Recruitment and Training Charter
Adopted alongside the Council’s Procurement Strategy in 2007
Local Policy Framework
Hartlepool Partnerships Community Strategy
HBC Procurement Strategy
Legal & Policy Framework – Planning and Development
*Section 1 – Jobs and Economy
Develop a local economy……that will attract investment….and create more
employment opportunities for local people.
To support local people in gaining maximum benefit from the economic regeneration
of the town…..
Regional Skills Partnerships.
Local Area Agreements.
Legal & Policy Framework :Planning & Development
Targeted Recruitment and Training (TRT) meets three ‘tests’
- Meets planning purposes
- Related to the site
Targeted Recruitment and Training related to the development can meet the three
‘Planning Purpose’ is established because of the contribution TRT makes to a key
planning purpose namely Sustainable Development ( high and stable levels of
economic growth and employment, achieving social progress, recognising the needs
TRT supports sustainable development by ensuring the number of people in the local
labour market increases in line with job creating investment, by supporting existing
businesses and by reducing car-based commuting and the associated environmental
Case Study 1: Housing Hartlepool
TRT Charter in place
Contractual clause and method statement – targets/outcomes agreed.
Monitoring process, support service and reporting structures in place.
(through Hartlepool Borough Council Economic Development function)
Five year Strategic partnership with Wates Construction, Gus Robinson and
Hartlepool Borough Council
120 people employed over lifetime of agreement
60 LTU to be given employment opportunity
opportunity to upskill
Achievements to June 2008:
Employed to date :
155 (149 Hartlepool)
44 (38 Hartlepool)
Case study 2: WIMPEY HOMES
Development Brief : HBC and New Deal for Communities
(North Central Hartlepool – Demolition & New Build)
Contractual Clause in place for tender process .
Forecast of local labour opportunities against spend, timescale and type of build.
Negotiation on methodology and target setting agreed with main contractor
Sub contractor agreements
Local supply clause
Education Business Link activity
‘Meet the Buyer event’ – opportunities to submit expression of interest for
supply sub contracts
Cascade contractual clause down to sub contractor.
6 Apprenticeships : selection from boundary schools within development
School Initiatives : safety poster competitions
Local employment : ongoing
Development due to commence and subcontractors appointed.
HBC Economic Development :
Ongoing monitoring with main contractor reporting to NDC/HBC/ NAP Forums.
Supporting the process:
The (CEI) process is demand led, client centred employment model focussing
particularly on the disadvantaged and unemployed
Supports local authority and social housing organisations to achieve social policy
objectives and community benefit through the use of leveraged planning and
procurement agreements and targeted recruitment and training
Enables working with strategic partners to deliver the sustainable client training
interventions, which meet the requirements of the prospective employer, and the
employment aspirations of the employee
Hartlepool Borough Council/HBC Economic
Development/Housing Hartlepool : 2005-2010
Housing Refurbishment Programme
Hartlepool Working Solutions
Workstream Manager (Building Futures)
Train to Gain
Targeting and generating re-spend
Saving to the Exchequer (Housing Hartlepool project)
The aggregate number of people accessing employment as a direct result of TT&E is
The minimum wage for calculation purposes is assumed to be £5.52/hr or
£204.24/week and £10,629/year. (The average gross wage for a semi skilled
construction employee is circa £22,000/year).
Based upon the lower income figure and that all were unemployed before start of
contracts the economic benefit generated to date is 10,629 X 149 = £1’583’721.
(Source: Freud, Reducing Dependency, Increasing Opportunity: Options for the
Future of Welfare to Work, 2007).
In comparison, it is worth noting the cost of an individual on a working age benefit.
For instance, within The Freud Report on worklessness it was identified that for each
individual claiming Jobseekers Allowance (JSA) it costs £8,100 each year and for an
individual claiming Incapacity Benefit (IB) costs £9,000 per year minimum. Nationally,
on average, once someone has been on IB for a year they are on this benefit for
eight years (Amounting to an overall cost of approximately £72,000). For IB
claimants, 86% will remain on this benefit for over a year.
Individual case studies (Hartlepool projects)
Local contracts let on Housing development : 12 sub-contracts awarded 5
Hartlepool 2 Tees Valley.
Unemployed IB, single, age 18 – 24yrs. 2 years on benefits.
total cost in benefits: £18,641 (24months)
In work example would recoup this cost in first year.
Single person two years unemployed with partner claiming IB and IS.
total benefits: £27,370
Victoria Harbour- through S106 (in place)
PCT developments (end user – JRF)
BSF – cascade to sub contractors in agreement with National Procurement
Building Colleges for the Future
Tees Bay expansion (end user in place)
Tesco Expansion (end user in place)
All five Tees Valley LA’s utilising clause
Four in policy
Roll out with Tyne & Wear through Construction Employment Integrator pilot
(Hartlepool Accountable Body)
National rollout with support of Working Ventures UK
Disseminating Best Practice with other LA’s – recently Salford and Bristol City Councils
Local Employment Partnership with JCP for inclusion in Charter led by Economic