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Publication - Report

Home Energy Efficiency Programmes Scotland: annual review 2016-2017

Published: 26 Mar 2018
Directorate:
Housing and Social Justice Directorate
Part of:
Housing
ISBN:
9781788517140

A review of how the Warmer Homes Scotland Scheme has performed and made progress towards meeting the scheme's stated objectives.

65 page PDF

1.7 MB

65 page PDF

1.7 MB

Contents
Home Energy Efficiency Programmes Scotland: annual review 2016-2017
Part 6: Objective 5 - Community Benefits

65 page PDF

1.7 MB

Part 6: Objective 5 - Community Benefits

The fifth stated objective of Warmer Homes Scotland to provide benefits to the wider community through vocational training and employment opportunities.

Warmworks finalised its Communities Strategy in November 2016. This document sets out the Community Benefits Strategic Goals and the approach Warmworks will take to achieving these goals and the specific Employment and Skills Plan ( ESP) targets that are set out in the Warmer Homes Scotland contract. The ESP targets are deliverables that Warmworks has committed to achieving, throughout the duration of the contract. Most of these will be delivered through its supply chain.

As part of the process of producing this strategy, Warmworks recognised that definitions of the ESP deliverables should be agreed and that the targets should be improved to be made more suitable to the delivery of the contract as well as being more specific. As a result, these targets were reviewed and updated by means of a Contract Variation Agreement ( CVN) that was agreed on 28 March 2017.

Table 15 shows the original deliverables and ESP project targets and Table 16 shows the revised deliverables with definitions and the revised ESP Targets.

Progress on achieving the ESP project targets up to 31 March 2017 can be found at Table 17.

In January 2017 the Scottish Government, Pennington Choices and Warmworks met to agree a format for auditing the Community Benefits requirements of the contract. Work on what will be included in these audits and how they will be carried out is on going at the time of this review.

Recommendation 12 - The outcome of the Community Benefits audits should be evaluated as part of the 2017/18 review.

Table 15: Original Project Deliverables and ESP Project Targets

Original Deliverable Original ESP Project Target
1. Work Placement or Work Shadowing (14-16 years) - persons securing 20
2. Work Placement or Work Shadowing (16 plus years) - persons 20
3. Skills For Work: Construction Crafts 40
4. Renewable Energy Skills Framework for Action 50
5. Pre Apprenticeship Electrical Installation and Renewables 40
6. Graduates - persons benefitting from graduate positions 10
7. Apprentice (Including Modern Apprentices) Starts - new persons registered on schemes 18
8. Existing apprentices - persons registered on existing schemes 8
9. Apprentice (Including Modern Apprentices) Completions - persons completing apprenticeships 18
10. Jobs created in the core PAS 2030 work areas including office / support - number of new jobs created in this area of work 15
11. S/ NVQ Starts for Subcontractors - persons gaining award 20
12. S/ NVQ Completions for Subcontractors - persons gaining award 20
13. Training Plans for Subcontractors - number of plans to be completed 6
14. Supervisor Training for Subcontractors - persons to be trained 10
15. Leadership and Management Training for Subcontractors - persons to be trained 10
16. Advanced Health and Safety Training for Subcontractors - persons to be trained 15

Table 16: Revised Project Deliverables, Definitions and ESP Project Targets agreed in CVN No. 11

Revised Deliverable Revised ESP Project Target Definition/Details
1. Work Placement or Work Shadowing (14-16 years) - persons securing 20 Number of persons attending placement. From 1 full day onwards and normally <1 year.
2. Work Placement or Work Shadowing (16 plus years) - persons 20 As above.
3. Warmer Homes Scotland Related Training 40 Any relevant training that helps to develop skills and knowledge in relation to the delivery of the scheme, e.g. supporting trades, customer, communication and management skills, specialist knowledge, etc.
4. Renewable Energy Skills Framework for Action 50 Training and up-skilling in relation to renewable energy, including installation, e.g. air source heat pumps.
5. Pre Apprenticeship (covering all Warmer Homes Scotland related work areas) 40 Includes foundation apprenticeship places and pre-construction type places before MAS embarked upon.
6. Graduates - persons benefitting from graduate positions 10 No. jobs created, secured or supported. Must be either graduate entry level new jobs with specific professional development alongside the role or part of a bespoke graduate-related recruitment scheme.
7. Apprentice (Including Modern Apprentices) Starts - new persons registered on schemes 18 New persons registered each period (qtly or other). NB Apprenticeships can include Senior Level 5 positions too.
8. Existing apprentices - persons registered on existing schemes 8 Cumulative from day 1 but excludes current quarter & new registrations.
9. Apprentice (Including Modern Apprentices) Completions - persons completing apprenticeships 18 Number of people completing apprenticeship and with relevant pass certificate.
10. Jobs created in the core PAS 2030 work areas including office/support - number of new jobs created in this area of work 15 No. relevant jobs created, secured or supported but not including apprenticeships.

Table 16: (Continued) Revised Project Deliverables, Definitions and ESP Project Targets agreed in CVN No. 11

Revised Deliverable Revised ESP Project Target Definition/Details
11. S/ NVQ Starts for Main and Subcontractors - persons commencing course 20 Persons commencing relevant S/ NVQ. Includes main contractors and their subcontractors and must be a recognised S/ NVQ. Apprenticeship S/ NVQs also counted.
12. S/ NVQ Completions for Main and Subcontractors - persons gaining award 20 Persons completing relevant S/ NVQ. Includes main contractors and their subcontractors and must be a recognised S/ NVQ. Apprenticeship S/ NVQs also counted.
13. Training Plans for Main and Subcontractors - number of plans to be completed 6 To include Warmer Homes Scotland scheme training, core operational workplace and induction training, core and H&S and any training relevant to the scheme. A team or organisational plan.
14. Supervisor Training for Main and Subcontractors - persons to be trained 10 Includes main contractors and their subcontractors.
15. Leadership and Management Training for Main and Subcontractors - persons to be trained 10 Includes main contractors and their subcontractors.
16. Advanced Health and Safety Training for Main and Subcontractors - persons to be trained 15 Non core H&S training. For example - TETRA. Includes main contractors and their subcontractors.

Table 17: Project Deliverables, ESP Project Targets and progress on achieving them

Deliverable ESP Project Target ESP Deliverables Achieved in 2016/17
1. Work Placement or Work Shadowing (14-16 years) - persons securing 20 4
2. Work Placement or Work Shadowing (16 plus years) - persons 20 22
3. Warmer Homes Scotland Related Training 40 20
4. Renewable Energy Skills Framework for Action 50 0
5. Pre Apprenticeship (covering all Warmer Homes Scotland related work areas) 40 0
6. Graduates - persons benefitting from graduate positions 10 4
7. Apprentice (Including Modern Apprentices) Starts - new persons registered on schemes 18 35
8. Existing apprentices - persons registered on existing schemes 8 8
9. Apprentice (Including Modern Apprentices) Completions - persons completing apprenticeships 18 13
10. Jobs created in the core PAS 2030 work areas including office / support - number of new jobs created in this area of work 15 243
11. S/ NVQ Starts for Main and Subcontractors - persons commencing course 20 54
12. S/ NVQ Completions for Main and Subcontractors - persons gaining award 20 16
13. Training Plans for Main and Subcontractors - number of plans to be completed 6 74
14. Supervisor Training for Main and Subcontractors - persons to be trained 10 7
15. Leadership and Management Training for Main and Subcontractors - persons to be trained 10 4
16. Advanced Health and Safety Training for Main and Subcontractors - persons to be trained 15 145

Recommendation 13 - The progress being made on the Community Benefits requirement under the Warmer Homes Scotland contract should be a key focus of the 2017/18 Review.


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