Amazon Apprenticeships

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Dear St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council,

Amazon stated that they would have an apprenticeship scheme set up at the Haydock warehouse by December 2020.
Could you please supply details of all the apprenticeships created including the details and origins of the apprentices.
Could you also supply all of the other employee details at the warehouse as at 01/02/2021.
These requests are planning conditions in the Florida Farm Planning Application..

Yours faithfully,

Barry Greenall

Contact Centre, St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Mr Greenall

Thank you for your recent request for information, which will be treated
as a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000/Environmental
Information Regulations 2004 (EIR).

Your enquiry has been given a reference number 20210216-00322-1. Please
quote this reference in any future correspondence with us concerning this
matter.

If the information you are requesting falls under EIR (see [1]here for
more details) then a charge may be applicable in line with [2]guidance
from the Information Commissioner's Office. Once your request has been
reviewed you will be informed of an appropriate charge that may be
applied.

In accordance with the Act, a response will be sent to you within 20
working days from the date following the receipt of the request or receipt
of an applicable payment.

Kind regards,
St. Helens Council
01744 676789

------------------------ Original Email -------------- Received On:
15/02/2021 12:04:20 GMT
Subject:Freedom of Information request - Amazon Apprenticeships

Dear St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council, Amazon stated that they would
have an apprenticeship scheme set up at the Haydock warehouse by December
2020. Could you please supply details of all the apprenticeships created
including the details and origins of the apprentices. Could you also
supply all of the other employee details at the warehouse as at
01/02/2021. These requests are planning conditions in the Florida Farm
Planning Application.. Yours faithfully, Barry Greenall
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Further to your request, condition 31 of planning permission
P/2016/0608/HYBR states the following:

 

Prior to the occupation of any building on the site, a Local Employment
Scheme shall be submitted to, and approved in writing by, the local
planning authority. The submitted Local Employment Scheme shall be focused
on the most deprived Super Output Areas in the Borough and shall include
the following:

a)          Details of how the initial staff/employment opportunities at
the Development will be advertised and how liaison with the Council and
other bodies will take place in relation to maximising the access of the
local workforce to information about employment opportunities;

b)          Details of how sustainable training opportunities will be
provided for those recruited to fulfil staff/employment requirements
including the provision of apprenticeships;

c)           A procedure setting out criteria for employment, and for
matching of candidates to the vacancies;

d)          Measures to be taken to offer and provide college and/or work
placement opportunities at the Development to students within the
locality;

e)          A procedure for monitoring the Local Employment Scheme and
reporting the results of such monitoring to the District Council including
details of the origins qualifications numbers and other details of
candidates; and,

f)           A timetable for the implementation of the Local Employment
Scheme.

The development shall be implemented in accordance with the approved
Scheme.

 

It does not require Amazon to submit details of the apprenticeships or
other employee details. The Council does not hold the information you have
requested therefore.

 

Information relating to the above condition can otherwise  be viewed on
the Council’s public access website. The relevant application numbers are
C/2020/0023/CON and C/2019/0015/CON.

If you disagree with our decision or are otherwise unhappy with how we
have dealt with your request, in the first instance please write to St
Helens Council, Internal Audit, Town Hall, Victoria Square, St Helens,
Merseyside WA10 1HP.
Should you remain dissatisfied with the outcome, you have the right under
Section 50 of the Freedom of Information Act to appeal against the
decision by contacting the Information Commissioner, Wycliffe House, Water
Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AF.

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Dear St.Helens Council,

I have included below a reply to Alan Kilroe from Amazon on 13/03/20 to his request for the job details at their warehouse.
This email provided job details at that time and a promise to supply apprentice details in late 2020.
Point e) in your reply is the point that says they must supply job details of employees.
The developer of the site has also previously supplied all the job details for the construction phase of the development.
So could you please contact Amazon and request the job details that I have requested.

Hi Barry,

Further to your email of 23rd February regarding employment monitoring, Amazon have been in touch and provided the information below.

Alan

Alan Kilroe
Team Leader - Development Control
Place Services | St Helens Council | Town Hall | Victoria Square| St Helens | Merseyside| WA10 1HP
Tel: 01744 676177 | Email: [email address]

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HI Alan

Sorry for the delay

Pls find attach details of the source of applicants and their geographical location. We have done this for the first group of hires at launch last year and also for the current labour pool. As you will see the data does not move much between the two periods of time.

For the Apprenticeship details – MAN8 will be running a pilot Apprenticeship scheme towards the latter end of the year and we will share the requested information with you following its launch.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me should you require any further details

Regards

Sue

(See attached file: Council Information.xlsx)

Yours sincerely,

Barry Greenall

Contact Centre, St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Mr Greenall

Thank you for your recent request for information, which will be treated
as a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000/Environmental
Information Regulations 2004 (EIR).

Your enquiry has been given a reference number 20210225-00422-1. Please
quote this reference in any future correspondence with us concerning this
matter.

If the information you are requesting falls under EIR (see [1]here for
more details) then a charge may be applicable in line with [2]guidance
from the Information Commissioner's Office. Once your request has been
reviewed you will be informed of an appropriate charge that may be
applied.

In accordance with the Act, a response will be sent to you within 20
working days from the date following the receipt of the request or receipt
of an applicable payment.

Kind regards,
St. Helens Council
01744 676789

------------------------ Original Email -------------- Received On:
23/02/2021 21:02:41 GMT
Subject:Re: St.Helens Council Freedom Of Information Request ref:
20210216-00322-1

Dear St.Helens Council, I have included below a reply to Alan Kilroe from
Amazon on 13/03/20 to his request for the job details at their warehouse.
This email provided job details at that time and a promise to supply
apprentice details in late 2020. Point e) in your reply is the point that
says they must supply job details of employees. The developer of the site
has also previously supplied all the job details for the construction
phase of the development. So could you please contact Amazon and request
the job details that I have requested. Hi Barry, Further to your email of
23rd February regarding employment monitoring, Amazon have been in touch
and provided the information below. Alan Alan Kilroe Team Leader -
Development Control Place Services | St Helens Council | Town Hall |
Victoria Square| St Helens | Merseyside| WA10 1HP Tel: 01744 676177 |
Email: [email address]

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Dear St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'Amazon Apprenticeships'.

You have not given me the information that I requested and have not replied to me at all for five weeks.
This request is a planning condition and you obliged to provide the information.

[ GIVE DETAILS ABOUT YOUR COMPLAINT HERE ]

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/a...

Yours faithfully,

Barry Greenall

Contact Centre, St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Mr Greenall

Thank you for your recent request for information, which will be treated
as a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000/Environmental
Information Regulations 2004 (EIR).

Your enquiry has been given a reference number 20210407-00476-1. Please
quote this reference in any future correspondence with us concerning this
matter.

If the information you are requesting falls under EIR (see [1]here for
more details) then a charge may be applicable in line with [2]guidance
from the Information Commissioner's Office. Once your request has been
reviewed you will be informed of an appropriate charge that may be
applied.

In accordance with the Act, a response will be sent to you within 20
working days from the date following the receipt of the request or receipt
of an applicable payment.

Kind regards,
St. Helens Council
01744 676789

------------------------ Original Email -------------- Received On:
01/04/2021 13:29:36 GDT
Subject:Internal review of Freedom of Information request - Amazon
Apprenticeships

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not given me the information that I requested and have not replied to me
at all for five weeks. This request is a planning condition and you
obliged to provide the information. [ GIVE DETAILS ABOUT YOUR COMPLAINT
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Further to your recent request for an Internal Review of the response to
your request for information, ref 20210407-00476-1. 

Please note that a response to this will be sent no later than 20 working
days from its receipt, ie by the 4th May 2021. 

Regards 

St Helens Council

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Dear Mr Greenall,

 

I have received your request for an internal review and it will be handled
via the original request ref 20210216-00322-1.

 

Thank you

Cheryl Boland

Senior Information Management Officer

If you disagree with our decision or are otherwise unhappy with how we
have dealt with your request, in the first instance please write to St
Helens Council, Internal Audit, Town Hall, Victoria Square, St Helens,
Merseyside WA10 1HP.
Should you remain dissatisfied with the outcome, you have the right under
Section 50 of the Freedom of Information Act to appeal against the
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Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AF.

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Dear St.Helens Council,

It is now 14 weeks since I sent this FOI.

Why is it not being answered ?

Yours sincerely,

Barry Greenall

Contact Centre, St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Mr Greenall

Thank you for your recent request for information, which will be treated
as a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000/Environmental
Information Regulations 2004 (EIR).

Your enquiry has been given a reference number 20210524-00021-1. Please
quote this reference in any future correspondence with us concerning this
matter.

If the information you are requesting falls under EIR (see [1]here for
more details) then a charge may be applicable in line with [2]guidance
from the Information Commissioner's Office. Once your request has been
reviewed you will be informed of an appropriate charge that may be
applied.

In accordance with the Act, a response will be sent to you within 20
working days from the date following the receipt of the request or receipt
of an applicable payment.

Kind regards,
St. Helens Council
01744 676789

------------------------ Original Email -------------- Received On:
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Subject:Re: St.Helens Council Freedom Of Information Request ref:
20210407-00476-1

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-----Original Message----- Dear Mr Greenall, I have received your request
for an internal review and it will be handled via the original request ref
20210216-00322-1. Thank you Cheryl Boland Senior Information Management
Officer If you disagree with our decision or are otherwise unhappy with
how we have dealt with your request, in the first instance please write to
St Helens Council, Internal Audit, Town Hall, Victoria Square, St Helens,
Merseyside WA10 1HP. Should you remain dissatisfied with the outcome, you
have the right under Section 50 of the Freedom of Information Act to
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