Wakefield Council Signs England’s First Revenues and Welfare Benefits Apprentices with escalla

NEWS RELEASE                                                     12 DECEMBER 2018

Wakefield Council Sign England’s First Revenues and Welfare Benefits Apprentices

Wakefield Council, in partnership with escalla, has become one of the first local authorities in England to hire new level 4 Revenues and Welfare Benefits Practitioner apprentices.

Launched in September, this new standard is the only apprenticeship designed by employers to meet the exact skills requirements of revenues and benefits services. As a result, it is set to transform the industry by driving-up standards and developing talent for the future.

Over the next 12 to 18 months, escalla will work with the new recruits to deliver a blended learning programme – including a mix of core legislation, functional skills and personal development.

Cllr Les Shaw, Cabinet Member for Corporate Services at Wakefield Council, said: “We are pleased to offer this new apprenticeship. We have great opportunities at the Council for apprentices to learn new skills whilst earning and gaining a recognised qualification.”

Claire McLellan, director of apprenticeships at escalla, added, “As the Revenues and Benefits apprenticeship training provider for Wakefield Council, we’re looking forward to working closely with our latest learners to help them progress through their apprenticeship and develop their skills”.

Why Wakefield Council chose this apprenticeship:

  • Specialist revenues and benefits training – formed through a trailblazer
  • Developed to increase service capability and improve standards of delivery
  • Training costs paid from their levy budget

To find out more about escalla’s apprenticeship training programme for revenues and welfare benefits practitioners, phone 020 3941 4100 or visit here.

About escalla: escalla is a RoATP-approved training provider. Ofsted-rated good, with outstanding for ‘personal development, behaviour and welfare’. They have been delivering apprenticeships and local government training for over 20 years.