The APSE local authority apprentice and trainee awards scheme is open to candidates from all stages of training and have been running successfully for 11 years throughout the UK. The aim of the awards is not only to give recognition to our future tradespersons, but also to the councils themselves who continue to invest in the workforce of the future and provide first class training and employment initiatives via modern apprenticeship and trainee schemes.
A survey of local councillors, published this by the Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE), has revealed sharp contrasts in attitudes between those in decision-making and 'backbench' roles.
The Association for Public Service Excellence is once again hosting its Annual Service Awards for all local authorities and their public sector partners across the United Kingdom.
In a new research report ‘Better business: Councils shaping markets for public value’, which was commissioned by APSE and written by NLGN, the organisations argue that whilst local businesses can bring valuable social, environmental, and economic benefits to local places, some private sector markets are failing to meet social needs and creating negative outcomes relating to ill health, financial vulnerability, and poor educational attainment which are picked up by local public services.
APSE Performance Networks, the UK’s largest voluntary data benchmarking service for UK local councils, has announced the Best Performing and Most Improved Performers for 2014. The awards are based on benchmarking data looking at cost, quality and productivity across frontline local government services.
The Association for Public Service Excellence has announced the winners of its service awards 2014. Presented by Maria Filippov of Dancing on Ice fame the service award winners received their awards at a charity dinner, in aid of Parkinsons UK, held at the Capital FM National Ice Arena Nottingham.
APSE (Association for Public Service Excellence) has announced the finalists councils in its annual award to recognise the best UK council as the ‘Overall Council of the Year in Service Delivery 2014’
APSE has announced finalists in the prestigious APSE Service Awards 2014. The awards recognise the very best in local government frontline services, with councils throughout the UK recognised for their achievements in delivering excellence in frontline service.
A new report has been published by the Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE), which demonstrates how councils can be effective local water stewards.
APSE Scotland has announced that its Parks, Grounds and Street Services advisory group will be merged with the Sports and Leisure group following its annual general meeting held at Hamilton Park Racecourse.
The Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) is launching a new service that brings councils together to find local solutions to energy security, sustainability and affordability issues.
APSE Scotland has announced this year's winners of the Rising Stars Awards 2014 which celebrate up and coming public sector managers and officers.
The Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) has produced a self-assessment toolkit to help health and well-being boards navigate their way through complex issues and find solutions that suit local circumstances.
APSE’s latest research report ‘The role and value of local authority assets in town centres’ is based on work for APSE by the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES), which demonstrates the strategic, place-making, economic, social and environmental benefits local government assets bring to town centres.