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Catering & Cleaning Apprenticeships - CAT145/BC0086/241013
APSE are keen to determine how many Local Authorities are now employing Apprentices in Catering and Cleaning.

Please could you provide details of:

  • Number of Catering Apprentices employed?
  • Number of Cleaning Apprentices employed?
  • Does your Apprenticeship scheme automatically guarantee a job on completion?

Crossing Patrol Services – BC0085/CAT0144/171013
A local authority its reviewing their School Crossing Patrol (SXP) Services:

  • Have you stopped providing an SXP service in the last few years, if yes, why?
  • Does your Authority procure your SXP services from an external provider?
  • Which staff cover this service, on a full or part time basis, other than Janitorial employees?

Catering & Cleaning Apprentices – BC0084/CAT0143/161013
I am trying to gauge the number of local authorities who are utilising apprenticeships within catering and building cleaning.

Please can you provide details of the following from your Council:

  • Number of Catering Apprentices?
  • Number of Building Cleaning Apprentices?

Network query: Structure of Building Cleaning Service – BC0083
A member authority is seeking information on the following:

- Which service does building cleaning sit within your authority (i.e. Facilities Management)

- And is cleaning classed as:

a. Funded service (allocated dedicated budget)
b.Trading service

Any information that can be provided on the above would be greatly appreciated.

APSE Network Query: Academy School Cleaning Contracts – BC0080/050613
As more schools covert to Academies, the relationship changes from one based on a service level agreement to a contractual one:

  • Do you clean any Academies?
  • Do you clean under an existing annual SLA or a Contract (who produced the contract document?)
  • Is there support from the Council i.e. HR, Legal team in providing the service to the Academy?
  • Do you supply Caretaking in an Academy?
  • If you have lost business to an new provider, who paid the actuarial costs of the pension, Council or new provider?

Building Cleaning Frequency – BC0079/300413
Many authorities are looking to clean on a reduced number of days per week. APSE is aiming to establish the frequency (days per week) currently used for office cleaning.

Please can you provide the following:

  • Frequency for general office space?
  • Frequency for high risk (toilet) areas?
  • Frequency for communal areas and corridors
  • Input / Output based spec

Key Holding BC0078/020413
A member cleaning service is looking to offer a ‘key holding ‘service with responsibilities for opening and closing buildings in addition to cleaning.

Please can you provide information on the following:

  • Nature of your ‘key-holding’ service?
  • Charged additionally or as part of cleaning service?
  • Typical charge /week/year as stand-alone service?

Information will be shared with all those who respond.

Promoting excellence in public services

APSE (Association for Public Service Excellence) is a not for profit unincorporated association working with over 300 councils throughout the UK. Promoting excellence in public services, APSE is the foremost specialist in local authority frontline services, hosting a network for frontline service providers in areas such as waste and refuse collection, parks and environmental services, cemeteries and crematorium, environmental health, leisure, school meals, cleaning, housing and building maintenance.




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