01/02/2024   New D2N2 PSC Portal

As announced by Chris Donkin at the start of the year, all PSC Member information is now being managed through a new Portal, please see link below for details and how to register:

D2N2 PSC

If you have any queries regarding the D2N2 PSC, please e-mail the team:

publicservicecompact@the-futures-group.com



01/01/2024   Happy New Year and goodbye from Chris Donkin

After supporting the Compacts in the East Midlands since their inception in 2007 it is time for me to retire and try to lower my golf handicap, raise my chess grading and spend more time with my 5 grandchildren. The D2N2 PS Compact is in safe hands as I have passed the baton to the new Compact Executive Officer Chris Grocock who can be contacted via Chris.Grocock@the-futures-group.com I thank all the wonderful colleagues I have worked with over the last 16 years for some great times and for helping make the Compact the 'voice of the public sector' in Notts and Derbys. Best wishes to you all for the future.



14/11/2023   Futures to take on the facilitation role from 1st January 2024.



30/08/2023   Updated guidance on levy transfers

Below you will see a link to the updated guidance on Levy Transfers in case you have not seen it.  It will help you determine if it is appropriate for your organisation and then it tells you how to go about it. 

Levy Transfer

Many thanks for Alan Wallace of AAN for sending this through



24/06/2023   Priority Objectives event adjudged to be outstanding!

 



21/06/2023   E-ver of Meeting Priority Objectives event now available

Futures (in Mansfield) are hosting the Compact 'Meeting Priority Objectives' event tomorrow. You can now dowload the e-ver of the delegate pack via Resources on the D2N2 page and then head for Events 2023. 



01/06/2023   AAN ! Why not become an Apprentice Ambassador

As directed by our Action Plan we are developing links with AAN EM. A flyer inviting employers and Apprentices to become an Ambassador is in the 'Resources 2023' folder via the D2N2 page or directly via this link http://www.empscompacts.org.uk/documents/D2N2/Resources%202023/Apprentice_Ambassador_EM.pdf 



04/05/2023   Enterprise Adviser Webinar Coming Soon

The D2N2 Careers Hub is looking for volunteers to partner with a local secondary school or colleges in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, using your skills, business experience and networks to help support the next generation of young people to find their very best next step. It's a fantastic opportunity to raise awareness of your company and industry, develop your skills and give back to the community.

Join our free Webinar to find out more about the role of an Enterprise Adviser and how to get involved.

Tuesday 23rd May 2023 via MS Teams - 12.30-13.00

Register here

For any questions, please contact Rizvan Bhatti Rizvan.Bhatti@derby.gov.uk



14/04/2023   Re launch of the EM Provider Network

Relaunch of the East Midlands Provider Network (EMPN)

 

We are looking to support and represent providers who are based within the East Midlands region. We currently understand that there is no body representing this region, and by means of relaunching this provider network, we are aiming to give the region back its voice. We hope to form closer working relationships with other provider networks to enable a more collective national perspective. 

 

Time: 10:00 – 12:00 – Via MS Teams (online)

Date: Friday 21st April

 

Agenda:

Time

Who

Agenda Item

10:00 – 10:10

David Wastie (Chair)

Introductions and Purpose of meeting

10:10 – 10:30

Simon Ashworth

AELP - Policy update (including Q+A)

10:30 – 10:50

Julie Ashton

Ofsted Update

10:50 – 11:10

Kimberly Marwood

DfE update

11:10 – 11:30

Chris Hobson

Local Skills Improvement Plan

11:30 – 11:50

Groups

Moving forwards, how can this provider network support you best?

11:50 – 12:00

David Wastie

Final Questions and Close

 

 

If anyone wants to join this event, please send myself an email to, david@althausdigital.co.uk



13/03/2023   Maths Anxiety ? Check out this research!

At our functional skills event Fay Lane of HEE gave an excellent Keynote Speech in which she referenced 'Maths Anxiety'. She has since emailed: "This is the work I was referencing about maths anxiety. Thomas Hunt leads the  Research Group based at Derby Uni and has undertaken a huge amount of research in this field. He has designed a crash course where you can learn about his work. Click here to access the Maths Anxiety Crash Course. "



02/03/2023   E-ver of Functional Skills event delegate pack now available

The e-version of the delegate pack for the Functional Skills event tomorrow is available for download via the D2N2 page, Resources tab and then Events_2023 folder.



16/02/2023   Learning at Work 2023 Calendar now available

D2N2 Public Service Compact Learning at Work Calendar 2023

 

January

February

6th to 12th National Apprenticeship Week (see Compact Web Site)

24th Feb Jobs Fair for Derbyshire – Pride Park Stadium

March

Adult Learners Festival (Ireland – 6th-10th March)

National Careers Week (6th-11th March)

April

21st April Jobs Fair – Motorpoint Arena Nottingham

26th April NHS National Administrative Professionals Day

May

National Numeracy Day (13th May)

Learning @ Work Week (15th-21st May)

June

July

21st July Jobs Fair – Motorpoint Arena Nottingham

August

September

Festival of Learning Have a Go Month – (September 2023)

Adult Learners Week (Wales – 19th-25th September)

October

18th October Jobs Fair – Motorpoint Arena Nottingham

November

Lifelong Learning Week (was November last year)

December

 



06/02/2023   Whats happening at Derbyshire County Council during Apprenticeship Week ?

This week is Apprenticeship Week and the answer to the above question is ... loads of stuff ! Here is a link to the schedule of activity hosted by Derbyshire County Council  http://www.empscompacts.org.uk/documents/D2N2/Resources%202023/NAW%202023%20Overview%20from%20Derbys%20County%20Council.pdf 



27/01/2023   Compact Apprenticeship Week calendars now available

Two Compact Apps Week calendars are available: (i) Produced by Joined Up Careers with details of Health and Soc Care opprtunities in Derbyshire (ii) a Compact wide itinerary produced by Notts CC. Both can be downloaded via this link http://www.empscompacts.org.uk/usefulDocuments.asp?forwhat=&dowhat=0&stringPath=._documents_D2N2_Resources%202023_App%20Week%20Calendars_ 



26/01/2023   Reminder: Lincs Apprenticeship Awards coming soon

24/01/2023   Lincs Apprentice Champion Awards 2023

Lincolnshire Apprenticeship Champion Awards 2023

The Lincolnshire Apprenticeship Champion Awards are back for 2023!

The awards seek to acknowledge and celebrate the efforts and commitment of apprentices, apprenticeship training providers and employers who are dedicated to the development of their staff and employees who live or work in Lincolnshire.  

The three categories open for nominations are:

  • Lincolnshire Apprentice Champion 2023
  • Lincolnshire Apprenticeship Employer Champion 2023
  • Lincolnshire Apprenticeship Training Provider Champion 2023

The awards are run in partnership between the Public Service Compact group, Lincolnshire County Council and the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

The Apprenticeship Champion Winners will demonstrate commitment to overcoming barriers, excellence in skills development and be able to clearly evidence their drive to support success and growth in what has been a challenging year.

To apply for the awards, please download the forms found on the home page 'Resources tab' and return by email to Place_LearningTeam@lincolnshire.gov.uk.  Full details on eligibility and how to complete the application are available in the guidance documents.

DEADLINE IS MIDNIGHT ON FRIDAY 10 MARCH 2023

Applicants who are shortlisted for the awards will be invited to the award ceremony which will take place at 4-6PM on Thursday 18 May 2023 at The Showroom, Tritton Road, Lincoln, LN6 7QY. All nominated candidates will receive a Highly Commended Certificate to acknowledge their achievements.



25/01/2023   UNISON member learning programme Spring 2023

Please share our new member-learning programme with members of the D2N2 compact as I know this is something many employers share with staff as a way to support their learning and development? 

 A poster can be found here: https://eastmidlands.unison.org.uk/content/uploads/sites/24/2023/01/E-Mids-reg-prog-WinterSpring-2023-Final-1.pdf and more details of each course can be seen here: https://eastmidlands.unison.org.uk/members/

 UNISON’s Learning Grants open on the 20th January to support members who are paying for their own courses.  Details can be found here: https://learning.unison.org.uk/financial-support

 We are also hoping to offer the Functional Skills assessments to all UNISON members in March/April and will send details of that when we have them.

Gavin

 



24/01/2023   Lincs Apprentice Champion Awards 2023

Lincolnshire Apprenticeship Champion Awards 2023

The Lincolnshire Apprenticeship Champion Awards are back for 2023!

The awards seek to acknowledge and celebrate the efforts and commitment of apprentices, apprenticeship training providers and employers who are dedicated to the development of their staff and employees who live or work in Lincolnshire.  

The three categories open for nominations are:

  • Lincolnshire Apprentice Champion 2023
  • Lincolnshire Apprenticeship Employer Champion 2023
  • Lincolnshire Apprenticeship Training Provider Champion 2023

The awards are run in partnership between the Public Service Compact group, Lincolnshire County Council and the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

The Apprenticeship Champion Winners will demonstrate commitment to overcoming barriers, excellence in skills development and be able to clearly evidence their drive to support success and growth in what has been a challenging year.

To apply for the awards, please download the forms found on the home page 'Resources tab' and return by email to Place_LearningTeam@lincolnshire.gov.uk.  Full details on eligibility and how to complete the application are available in the guidance documents.

DEADLINE IS MIDNIGHT ON FRIDAY 10 MARCH 2023

Applicants who are shortlisted for the awards will be invited to the award ceremony which will take place at 4-6PM on Thursday 18 May 2023 at The Showroom, Tritton Road, Lincoln, LN6 7QY. All nominated candidates will receive a Highly Commended Certificate to acknowledge their achievements.



20/01/2023   New Action Plan for 2023 now available

The D2N2 Action Plan for 2023 is now available for download from the Resources Page (2023) in the D2N2 section.



17/01/2023   Lincolnshire Apprenticeship Awards are now open

See the link for the application forms and guidance notes: 

Link:http://www.empscompacts.org.uk/usefulDocuments.asp?forwhat=&dowhat=0&stringPath=._documents_Lincolnshire_Apprenticeship%20Awards%202023_



11/01/2023   Happy New Year to all in Lincolnshire Compact.

We are looking forward to the year head with our Appreticeship Employer Awards on teh 18th May, Faces to Names and Good Practice events. 

Please get nominating for the Awards as the closing date is 10th March 2023. We look forward to receiving your nominations. 



09/01/2023   Minutes of recent Steering Group meeting now available

The minutes of the Dec 2022 Steering Group meeting are now available for download. They can be accessed via the Minutes tab on the D2N2 Page. The date of the next meeting has been set for 23rd March at 10.00 am.



01/01/2023   Happy New Year to all Compacteers !

Happy New Year to all public service professionals who work in one of our 40 member organisations. 2023 Promises to be a very exciting and productive year. See our 2023 Action Plan in the Resources section !



15/12/2022   Dec Steering Group papers now available

The papers for the Dec Steering Group meeting have all now been uploaded to this site. They can be accessed via the meetings tab on the D2N2 page. After the meeting the minutes will also be posted in that location



07/12/2022   Planning and Celebrating delegate pack now available

The e-version of the delegate pack for the 'Celebrating 2022 and Planning for 2023' event is now available for download from the D2N2 page on this site. Go to Resources and then Events 2022.



01/12/2022   Still a few places available at the 'Celebrating 2022 and Planning for 2023' event

Still a few places left for the Celebrating and Planning event to be held in Mansfield on Friday 9th December (am) and of course if your organisation is a member of the Compact then your delegate place is FREE. To book a place email Facilitator Chris Donkin via chris@donkinitex.co.uk 



17/11/2022   Careers events for H and SC coming soon in Derbys

There are a series of Health and Social Care careers events coming soon in Derbyshire. For more details go to the Resources (2022) page and click on the 'Events Derbys H and SC' folder 



16/11/2022   D2N2 Training Brochure ver 3 now available

Version Three of The Training Brochure (where each of our training provider members inserts one page with details of their offer) has been uploaded to this web site via the Resources page. The new version now includes details from Nottingham College and Futures



15/11/2022   High profile Skills Development vacancy ar Notts County Council

A high profile Skills Development and Employment Business Partner role is currently being advertised by Nottinghamshire County Council. Click this link for more details Skills Development and Employment Business Partner - Nottinghamshire County Council (tal.net)

 



27/10/2022   Draft agenda for next event now available !

The next event will take place on the morning of Friday the 9th December in Mansfield and will be entitled 'Celebrating 2022 and Planning for 2023'. The DRAFT agenda has been designed and is available on the 'next event' tab on the D2N2 page. To book a delegate place email the Compact Facilitator via chris@donkinitex.co.uk 



25/10/2022   Cornerstone Institutions - the Compact are represented !

We have recently been sent a list of the Cornerstone Institutions in our D2N2 footprint. Three of our member organisations are in (NHS Chesterfield Royal, NHS Bassetlaw and Care 4 Notts). We will work with the D2N2 LEP to contribute to this agenda. 

Cornerstones

Operational Area

Company

Derbyshire North

Henry Boot

Derbyshire North

Aecom

Derbyshire North

CBE +

Derbyshire North

United Cast Bar

Derbyshire North

The Frasers Group

Derbyshire North

Woodhead Group

Derbyshire North

NHS Chesterfield Royal

Derbyshire North

Tarmac

Derbyshire North

Fortem

Derbyshire South

GF Tomlinson

Derbyshire South

Lubrizol

Derbyshire South

Rolls-Royce

Derbyshire South

Alstom

Derbyshire South

Severn Trent

Derbyshire South

DHL

Derbyshire South

Toyota

Derbyshire South

Motorpoint

Derbyshire South

Morrisons Flowerworld

Derbyshire South

City Fibre

Notts North

Butternut Box

Notts North

DFS

Notts North

E.ON

Notts North

Laing O'Rourke

Notts North

NHS Bassetlaw

Notts North

SPE Engineering

Notts North

White Meadow

Notts North

Willmott Dixon

Notts South

The Nottingham Builidng Society

Notts South

Experian

Notts South

NHS Care 4 Notts

Notts South

Ideagen

Notts South

Coca Cola

Notts South

Cabinet Office

Notts South

Arup

Notts South

Nottingham City Homes

Notts South

J Tomlinson Ltd

   


24/10/2022   Workforce Development Through Training - adjudged as being outstanding

The evaluations from the Workforce Development Though Training event last week have been processed and the feedback rates the event as outstanding. See also the feedback from the Working Groups downloadable from the Resources section on this web site.



18/10/2022   E-ver of pack for 'Workforce Development Through Training' event is now available

The e-version of the delegate pack for tomorrow's 'Workforce Development Through Training' event is now available for download from the Resources (Events 2022) tab on the D2N2 Page



14/10/2022   Ver 2 of the Training Providers Brochure now available for download

Ver 2 of the Training Providers Brochure (inc an addition from Enable and an update from the University of Nottingham) is now available for download from the Resources tab (2022) on the D2N2 page



10/10/2022   Minutes of September SG meeting now available

The minutes of the September D2N2 PS Compact Steering Group meeting are now available. Go to the Minutes tab on the D2N2 page to download the minutes and the meeting papers.



24/09/2022   Last call for D2N2 PSC Sept Steering Group meeting

Stilll not booked in for the Steering Group meeting on the 27th at 10.00 am by Teams ? Drop Facilitator Chris Donkin a line via chris@donkinitex.co.uk and get involved !



21/09/2022   Mansfield DC and Derby College working together

Mansfield District Council and Derby College are working together on our apprenticeship programme following the networking event earlier this year, organised by the D2N2 Compact group.

Lorraine Powney, Fiona Skinner and myself arranged a follow up meeting to discuss the offer from Derby College, discussing various funding opportunities and possible partnership work, including digital training for staff and also their horticulture apprenticeships.

We have progressed with both over the last few months, and Fiona will share further information about the Digital programme with Ashfield District Council that is now up and running.

As part of MDC’s support of the apprenticeship programme and the commitment to offering development roles to people living and working in our district, one of the standards we have used successfully has been the level 2 and level 3 horticulture apprenticeships. We have had several success stories over the last few years and had enjoyed a good relationship with a local provider. Unfortunately the provider ceased trading in 2021 so we needed to source a new provider. Fiona talked to us about her horticulture programme and what our requirements were, and has been working with us over the last few weeks.

We have identified 2 members of staff who would like to do an apprenticeship. We are currently arranging the sign up for the first member of staff to do their level 2 and we hope they will commence later this month. The second member of staff is going to be progressing straight to level 3 due to prior learning and job experience, so we also hope to sign him up in the next few weeks.

We are looking forward to our continuing work with Derby College.

 

Francine Rowley – Talent and Skills Advisor – Mansfield District Council.



10/09/2022   Autumn Steering Group meeting on 27th September at 10.00 am

The next D2N2 Public Service Compact Steering Group meeting is at 10.00 am on Tuesday the 27th September via Teams. If you wish to attend email Compact Facilitator Chris Donkin via chris@donkinitex.co.uk 



29/08/2022   Workforce Development Through Training - Good Practice event coming soon

The next D2N2 Compact special event is a breakfast workshop 'Workforce Development Through Training' to be held in The Roundhouse in Derby on Wednesday the 19th October. Delegate places are £100 but if your employer organisation is one of our 38 member organisations then your place is FREE. To book in simply email Compact Facilitator Chris Donkin via chris@donkinitex.co.uk 



23/08/2022   Clarifying the need for contract of employment for Apprenticeship programmes

Bev Moxon writes:

When I attended the meeting a couple of months ago people raised their concerns about having to supply a copy of the apprentice’s contract of employment including upskilling existing employees via an apprenticeship. I’ve had a response from policy please see below.

Employment arrangements P332 The evidence pack must include: P332.1 Evidence of employed status and evidence that this employment is for a period which is long enough for the apprentice to complete the apprenticeship successfully, including the end-point assessment (e.g. a relevant extract from a contract of employment or a signed declaration by the employer). This information will be cross-checked with HMRC PAYE data. Link to funding rules provider funding rules 22-23

Kind regards

Bev



08/08/2022   St John's Ambulance opportunity for employment or volunteering

Project Lead or Youth Leader – NHS Cadets Derby and Chesterfield Work and Volunteer with us! The NHS Cadets Project aims to attract and develop young people, preparing them to sustain themselves in health volunteering opportunities. Through a 36 week programme, we will be helping young people to not only gain new skills and knowledge but to get hands on experience in the NHS.

We aim to specifically widen access for 14 to 18-year-olds who come from groups which have not traditionally entered health volunteering, such as marginalised young people, those in care, not in education, employment or training or from ethnic minority backgrounds. These are split into two age programmes; 14 - 16 Foundation and 16 - 18 Advanced.

We have two programmes running in partnership with Joined Up Careers Derbyshire, University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust and Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust; Derby on a Tuesday Evening and Chesterfield on a Thursday Evening. We are looking for paid Youth Work delivery staff and Volunteer Youth Support Workers (18 years +) to support this session weekly.

To find and more and apply for either a paid or a voluntary role with us please visit:

Jobs (Derby) – https://www.sja.org.uk/careers-at-sja/vacancy-listing-page/vacancy-detail/178175  (deadline 15thAugust)

Jobs (Chesterfield) - https://www.sja.org.uk/careers-at-sja/vacancy-listing-page/vacancy-detail/178152  (deadline 15thAugust)

Volunteer - https://www.sja.org.uk/get-involved/volunteer-opportunities/volunteer-opportunity-search/opportunitydetail/117204  (Deadline 31st December 22)

If you are a trust volunteer and are interested or have any questions, please contact Carolyn (Regional Programme Lead): Carolyn.Bowers@sja.org.uk 



05/08/2022   Brochure of training available from Compact members !

The D2N2 PS Compact Training providers have contributed to a brochure advising our mainstream PS orgs what is available from them. You can now download this from the Resources (2022) section on the D2N2 page.



02/08/2022   Workforce Development Through Training Event Oct 2022

The agenda for the next D2N2 Public Service Compact good practice event is now set. The breakast event 'Workforce Development Through Training' will take place on Wednesday the 19th October at the Roundhouse in Derby. To book a delegate place contac Compact facilitator Chris Donkin via chris@donkinitex.co.uk 



12/07/2022   Minutes of Steering Group meeting now available

The minutes of the D2N2 PS Compact Steering Group meeting held at the end of June are now available for reference and download from the 'minutes' section on the D2N2 page.



28/06/2022   D2N2 Compact June Steering Group meeting today !

Watch out for the minutes of this meeting being published soon on this site ... to see the meeting papers go to the Minutes tab on the D2N2 page.



26/06/2022   Apprenticeships Research Impact Symposium - Buxton July 4th

We (Buxton and Leek College) would like to invite you to our Apprenticeships Impact Research Symposium where we will be showcasing a range of case studies from Apprentices and Employers in the area and discussing the value of our research and how we take this further.

Details of the event are as follows:

Date: Monday 4th July 2022.

Time: 10am – 2pm.

Location: Devonshire Dome, 1 Devonshire Road, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6RY.

Below is a schedule of the event, which will conclude with a sit-down lunch catered by our talented Commis Chef Apprentices. 

Schedule:

  • 10:00am – Introduction and setting the scene – Robin Webber-Jones (Head of Apprenticeships at the University of Derby).
  • 10:20am – What does the literature say and what do we need to do? Dr. Bill Esmond (University of Derby Associate Professor of Education & Employment).
  • 10:40am – Case studies – A deep dive into relevant cases from the local area, covering both apprentices and employers, detailing their views, reviews, and experiences with apprenticeships in their rural area.
  • 11:15am – Break.
  • 11:30am – Common themes and next steps – Robin Webber-Jones (Head of Apprenticeships at the University of Derby).
  • 12:00pm – Panel discussion with the following:
    • Ann Minton (Academic Lead for Apprenticeships at University of Derby).
    • Stephanie Traynor (Operations Manager for Further Education Apprenticeships at Buxton & Leek College/University of Derby).
    • Leigh McKenzie (Derbyshire County Council).
  • 12:30 – lunch – Cooked by our own Commis Chef Apprentices.

If you would like to attend, please contact us at feapprenticeships@blc.ac.uk to confirm your attendance and book a place. Once your place has been booked, we will be in touch to confirm and share the lunch menu for the day.

 



23/06/2022   Apprenticeships in Public Service in 2022

The above event is due to take place in Buxton tomorrow (24th) morning and an e-version of the delegate pack is now available to download from this web site via this link http://www.empscompacts.org.uk/usefulDocuments.asp?forwhat=&dowhat=0&stringPath=._documents_D2N2_Events%202022_Apprenticeships%20in%20June_ 



06/06/2022   The D2N2 PS Compact continues to grow

The D2N2 PS Compact now has 35 member organisations including all of the NHS Trusts in the two counties and most of the LAs. Colleges, schools, Universities, Fire Service, Unions, third sector and private organisations providing public services all involved! To joing this growing band of orgs accruing the benefits of partnership working email chris@donkinitex.co.uk 



01/06/2022   Sign up now for the Apprenticeships Event

On the 24th June in the Buxton Dome the D2N2 PS Compact is staging the event 'Apprenticeships in public service in 2022'. See the events tab on the D2N2 page for a full agenda. Book a place by emailing chris@donkinitex.co.uk 



18/05/2022   We are Hiring ! Derbys Health and Social Care events in late June

Compact members 'Joined up CAREers' are staging two Careers events (Chesterfield June 28th) and Derby (June 29th). A flyer for this event can be found in the 'Resources 2022' page via the D2N2 tab or direct via this link www.empscompacts.org.uk/documents/D2N2/Resources%202022/Health%20and%20Social%20Care%20Flyer%20Derbys%20(We%20are%20hiring).pdf  

 

 



17/05/2022   UNISON active during Learning at Work Week

From Gavin McCann UNISON Regional Learning Coordinator

Dear colleagues,

 As it’s Learning at Work Week this week I wanted to make you aware of what UNISON is doing across the region.  I thought this may be helpful for you to see what is being offered as I am aware that many employers are happy to promote many of these things.

 Learning Survey

Yesterday we emailed every member in the region and asked them to complete a learning survey which will help us identify what they want to learn as well as the barriers.  You can see that survey here: https://survey.alchemer.eu/s3/90454162/Learning-at-Work-Week-2022-E-Midlands-Members-survey.  We should be able to provide employers with the overall data for their workforce if this is helpful.

 

Free courses, grants and support

We have set up a ‘Learning at Work Week’ page to try and bring together the different elements of the offer for members (courses, grants and support).  You can find that here: http://eastmidlands.unison.org.uk/learningatworkweek/.  There is also a downloadable newsletter on this page.

 Promoting Learning during the week

As noted above we emailed every member on Monday but we are also out and about across the whole region during the week holding stalls and events. If you have any questions please let me know.

 Best wishes

 Gavin McCann

UNISON East Midlands Regional Learning & Development Organiser

07904 326839

g.mccann@unison.co.uk



29/04/2022   New partnerships have emerged from our Networking Event!

Over 20 new working partnerships in the Public Sector in the D2N2 footprint have been established as a result of our Networking and Partnership Working event earlier this week. The Steering Group meeting in June will take stock of how these arrangements will be rolled out. Watch this space !



24/04/2022   On line version of Networking event delegate pack now available

An e-ver of the delagate pack for the Networking and Partnership working event on the 26th April 2022 is now available from the Resources section on the D2N2 page



15/04/2022   D2N2 Action Plan now includes training activity

With the help of a 'Workforce Development Through Training' working group the the D2N2 Action Pland now incudes training activity. See Resources (2022) in the D2N2 Page for details



02/04/2022   Minutes of Steering Group now available

The minutes of the D2N2 PSC March Steering Group meeting group are now avaibale from the Minutes section



11/03/2022   Agenda and papers for March Steering Group meeting now available

The next meeting of the D2N2 PS Compact Steering Group will be on Tue 29th March at 10.00 am via Teams. The agenda and papers can be accessed via the Minutes tab on the D2N2 home page and go to Mar 22. If you wish to attend contact Compact facilitator Chris Donkin via chris@donkinitex.co.uk 



04/03/2022   Networking event on the 26th April

The agenda for the first good practice event of 2022 has now been set (click the 'Next Event' tab on the D2N2 page). Delegate places for all employed by our 30 member organisations are FREE. If you are from a non member organisation and wish to attend the delegate fee is £100 per person. To book places simply email facilitator Chris Donkin via chris@donkinitex.co.uk 



25/02/2022   Virtual Mock Assessment Centres are back !!

You may have seen on LinkedIn that once again we’re running Virtual Mock Assessment Centres.  Because of their success, we’ve extended the reach to include schools across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire!

As you supported us last year and said you enjoyed taking part, we’d love you to be part of this year’s sessions if you can. 

Below is the link which has the dates, times and information on how to sign up.

 https://www.theearlytalentconsultancy.com/post/volunteer-to-be-an-assessor-at-our-virtual-mock-assessment-centres

 I really hope to work with you again. 😊

 Kind Regards Helen

 Helen Eleftheriou

The Early Talent Consultancy



18/02/2022   D2N2 and Futures working together to unlock potential

Two links that have been developed between D2N2 and Futures using Unlocking Potential funding, the portal is aimed at schools and FE providers to ensure people of all ages are supported to make informed career choices and access jobs and training. Following its launch last year MDC decided to create its own front door to the portal which is the second link. Click these links to get all the detail 

https://d2n2.startprofile.com/

https://mansfield.startprofile.com/



17/02/2022   Networking and Partnership Working event - Nottingham - 26th April

The agenda for the first good practice event of 2022 has now been set (click the 'next event' tab on the D2N2 page). The event is designed to promote partnership working through networking. Delegate places for all employed by our 30 member organisations are FREE. If you are from a non member organisation and wish to attend the delegate fee is £100 per person. To book places simply email facilitator Chris Donkin via chris@donkinitex.co.uk 



07/02/2022   The D2N2 PS Compact Action Plan for 2022 now updated

With the help of three working groups the D2N2 Compact Action Plan for 2022 has now been updated. Massive strides foward already as we seek to (i) address PS Apprenticeship issues (ii) facilitate the sharing of good practice and (iii) build community wealth by improving the public service infrastructure locally. Check out the update by heading for 'Resources' on the D2N2 page and then clicking on Resources 2022.



23/01/2022   Minutes of Steering Group now available

The minutes of the January meeting of the D2N2 Public Service Compact are now available for download from the minutes section on the D2N2 page.



12/01/2022   First SG meeting of 2022 very well attended !

There were 24 Notts and Derbys Public Service professionals at the Steering Group meeting yesterday. Great enthusiasm and everyone looking forward to taking part in the pertnership working activities that the Compact will facilitate. The minutes of the meeting will be published on this site soon



07/01/2022   Not long until the first SG meeting of 2022

The first Steering Group meeting of 2022 for the newly re-invigorated D2N2 Public Service Compact is only days away. To book a place at the meeting email Chris Donkin via chris@donkinitex.co.uk



03/12/2021   Steering Group Meeting Jan 11th 2022 - be there !!

At the first Steering Group meeting of 2022 it has been decided that non member organisations can attend (to see what is on offer) but only Compact members will decide the Action Plan for 2022. Book a place now by emailing Chris Donkin via chris@donkinitex.co.uk 



02/12/2021   A new look D2N2 Compact for 2022 !!

Chris Donkin has returned as facilitator and the 'new look' D2N2 Compact will hold the first Steering Group meeting of 2022 on Tuesday 11th Jan at 10.00 am via Teams. Contact Chris via chris@donkinitex.co.uk to book a place



15/03/2021   Coming soon - Next Compact meeting

The next D2N2 Compact meeting looks like it will be packed with insights and updates for our members.

If you haven't renewed there's still time!

Contact Linda Samuel if you want to know how to join the compact for 2021/22. 



07/12/2019   Pics from the D2N2 PS AotY Awards now available

Some wonderful photos from the D2N2 Public Service Apprentice of the Year Awards are now available on this site for download. To go straight to the pics click this link 

http://www.empscompacts.org.uk/usefulDocuments.asp?forwhat=&dowhat=0&stringPath=._documents_D2N2_Events%202019_Celebrating%20Apprentices_Pics%20from%20the%20event_



30/11/2019   Initial feedback from the D2N2 PSC AotY Awards

Here is Lydia receiving her certificate of nomination at work at Nottinghamshire County Council ... click this link !

http://www.empscompacts.org.uk/documents/D2N2/Events%202019/Celebrating%20Apprentices/Pics%20from%20the%20event/More%20pics/Lydia%20Sutcliffe.jpg

 



27/11/2019   D2N2 App of the Year event is this Friday!

Only two days to go until our biggest day of the year in the D2N2 PS Compact. Our 'Public Service Apprentice of the Year' award ceremony will be held in Mapperley this Friday morning as part of our Celebrating Apprenticeships event. For a sneak preview of the delegate pack goto the Resources section on the D2N2 page and then to 2019 events



06/11/2019   ESF Health and Social Care funding available

We have received news of this opportunity from Nigel Jackson of Nottingham City Council. He writes: " The Council is trying to put together a partnership to bid for the £1.8M ESF H&SC funding to support more people into jobs and training in the sector" for more details emai Nigel via Nigel.Jackson@nottinghamcity.gov.uk and to see the spec click 

https://www.gov.uk/european-structural-investment-funds/access-to-employment-project-call-in-d2n2-lep-oc08s191506





30/10/2019   Last day for AotY nominations in Lincs is tomorrow !

Nominations close for the Greater Lincolnshire Public Service Compact Apprentice of the Year Awards tomorrow (31st Oct). Still time (just) to send your nominations to Compact facilitator Chris Donkin via chris@donkinitex.co.uk 



24/10/2019   Latest info on T levels and industry placements

D2N2 PS Compact Steering Group Co-Chair Tania Hay has kindly sent through T Level slides that the ESFA presented at the Local Authority Forum (inc info on industry placements). This key presenation can be accessed in the 'Resources 2019' section on the D2N2 page or directly via this link http://www.empscompacts.org.uk/usefulDocuments.asp?forwhat=&dowhat=0&stringPath=._documents_D2N2_Resources%202019_



17/10/2019   Curriculum Transformation Event 7th Nov Riseholme

Curriculum Transformation: Delivering Education and Skills for the Next Generation

Riseholme is seeking the views of leading businesses and stakeholders across the region as part of a comprehensive review of the college’s curriculum for 2020-2025, in order to be able to produce a highly skilled future workforce for Lincolnshire.

The event takes place at the Showground Campus, on Lincolnshire Showground, on Thursday, 7th November, commencing with a drinks reception at 4pm. Following addresses by Mr Meredith and the LEP, attendees will be given the opportunity to express their views in group sessions.

If you and / or any colleagues are able to attend and help shape the future of education in the region, please RSVP to Nicola Pattison by 1st November 2019 by calling 01964 553011 or emailing nicola.pattison@bishopburton.ac.uk.



13/10/2019   Lincs Apps Working Group minutes now available

The minutes of the Lincs Compact Sept Apprenticeships Community of Practice Group meeting are now available for download from the 'minutes' tab on the Lincs page 



12/10/2019   The minutes from the D2N2 PSC SG Sept meeting now available

The minutes of the D2N2 Compact Sept Steering Group meeting are now available for download from the 'minutes' tab on the D2N2 page 



05/10/2019   The minutes from the Lincs PSC SG Sept meeting now available

The minutes of the Lincs Compact Sept Steering Group meeting are now available for download from the 'minutes' tab on the Lincs page 



27/09/2019   Joined up CAREers have a new web site

Susan Spray of Joined Up CAREers writes:

This new webpage provides information and resources to our current and future workforce which is targeted towards education providers, employers, students and those looking to start or develop their careers in health and social care.  The new webpage provides additional resources and tools to support system wide workforce initiatives which are accessible to all.  With our current Derby and Derbyshire vacancies held in one central place and further plans to support employers and students with accessing work experiences, this is an exciting development for Joined up Careers and all our partners. Click https://joinedupcareers.co.uk 



26/09/2019   T levels update !

At the Lincs Compact Apprenticeships event last week Bev Moxon's presentation included info on T levels. Since the event Bev has sent through a concise information sheet on T levels. This can be downloaded from the Resources (then Events 2019) section on the Lincs page or directly via this link http://www.empscompacts.org.uk/documents/Lincolnshire/Events%202019/Apprenticeships%20Sept/A5%20T-Levels%20leaflet%20June%202019%20v3.pdf many thanks to Bev for supplying this information



25/09/2019   More help for Councils with Levy issues!

Following the Apprenticeships event last week, Charlene Jacques of North Lincolnshire Council has kindly emailed a presentation that she acquired at an LGA event entitled 'How Councils are using the Levy transfer'. The pres is available in the Apps Event folder on the Resources page of this site. Alternatively you can access it directly from this link http://www.empscompacts.org.uk/usefulDocuments.asp?forwhat=&dowhat=0&stringPath=._documents_Lincolnshire_Events%202019_Apprenticeships%20Sept_



23/09/2019   Two Steering Group meetings tomorrow!

Both Compacts will be holding their quarterly Steering Group meetings tomorrow ! Lincs in the morning in Sleaford and D2N2 in the afternoon in Long Eaton. It is not too late to get involved. Interested ? Contact facilitator Chris Donkin via chris@donkinitex.co.uk 



17/09/2019   Lincs Apprenticeships event - download the good stuff!

The e-version of the delegate pack for the "Apprenticeships: Where are We Now?" event to be hosted by Lincoln College is now available. You can dowload all the good stuff from the Lincs page then Resources then 'Events 2019'



13/09/2019   The D2N2 SG to meet in Long Eaton

The next Steering Group meeting for the D2N2 Compact on the 24th September will be hosted by Prostart in Long Eaton ! If you have not booked in to attend yet then email Facilitator Chris Donkin via chris@donkinitex.co.uk 



02/09/2019   Making 20% off the job work - A webinar on Sept 25

Here is an opportunity presented by our friends at Pearsons

Join us for our free apprenticeship webinar in partnership with Pearson

Wednesday 25th September 2019 from 11:00 am-12:00 pm

 

20% off-the-job training requirement continues to be a hot topic for debate. But with the levy now in place for over two years:

  • How have employers implemented this requirement in different sectors and across various standards?
  • What impact have some of these approaches had to-date and are there better ways to implement this key requirement?
  • If employers had an opportunity to change this requirement, what advice would they give to policy makers?

Hear our panel of employers share their experiences and insights on this and more.

Chaired by Rohini Bhattacharya, Director of Apprenticeships at Pearson, the employer panel includes:

  • Claire Lish, Director of HR, Pepper UK
  • Darren Avery, Apprenticeship Lead, Great Ormond Street Hospital
  • Dave Bevan, Training & Development Specialist, Blue Chip

 

 



09/08/2019   Coming Soon in Lincs: Apprenticeships - Where are we Now?

On the 18th September the Lincs Compact will be holding a major event sponsored by the GLLEP. It is entitled "Apprenticeships: Where are we now?". To see the exciting agenda go to the 'next event' page and to book a place email our Compact Facilitator Chris Donkin via chris@donkinitex.co.uk 



02/08/2019   Joined up CAREers in Derbyshire!

 What we do

Joined up Careers Derbyshire works in partnership with health organisations and local authorities to support the current and future workforce in system wide initiatives including workforce development, recruitment and retention as well as promoting career and employment opportunities throughout the city and county.

We play an active role within schools and colleges, workplaces, and the wider community, promoting all that is best about working in health and social care.  For young people we offer enrichment workshops (practical, interactive sessions that complement the health and social care curriculum), mock interviews (helping prepare students for the world of work), and one-to-one careers coaching.  We also deliver workshops in specialist areas such as values, maths in a care setting, first aid, safeguarding, and dementia to students. In the last six months, more than 20 careers events and job fairs have been held attracting 14,000 people.

 We work with private, voluntary and independent organisations to provide tailored support on workforce priorities, including targeted recruitment campaigns, sharing best practice, and identifying opportunities for workforce development.

 In conjunction with the D2 Local Economic Partnership, Joined up Careers offers a system-wide approach to inclusive recruitment and support for social mobility.  We have teamed up with Job Centre Plus and the Department for Work and Pensions to run ‘sector based work academies’ providing work placements, training and employment opportunities for jobseekers.

 In September 2018 we launched an innovative integrated health and social care apprenticeship pilot. This programme is offering individuals a 15-month rotational apprenticeship scheme across health and social care organisations, including primary care and private and voluntary organisations. Apprentices receive on-the-job training and will qualify for a care certificate and level two apprenticeship in health and social care.

 To support the Derbyshire ‘Model of Care’ and the new NHS Long Term Plan, Joined up Careers Derbyshire is working with local organisations to re-design care aimed at developing fully integrated, community-based care across the city and county. We are working with key stakeholders to support integrated ‘place’ teams to create new roles which will reduce pressure on hospital services and boost out-of-hospital care.

 Who we are

         

Susan Spray

Programme Lead

Abi Ingram

Programme Support Officer

Hazel Jones

Senior Project Officer - PVI

Sonja Longdon

PVI Independent Support

Rebecca Mosley

Support Staff Fellow

Find out more

 Visit our webpage: joinedupcarederbyshire.co.uk/jobs-and-careers or telephone us: 01629 532415

 

 



31/07/2019   Apprenticeship Funding Update event in York



A few places remain available for my Essential update – apprenticeship funding and contracting for 2019/20 training day.


> 7th August York - click here for more information and to secure places

 

For beginners and experts in apprenticeship funding, this workshop will focus on all the important features of funding and contracting for starts in 2019/20.

Very practical training with lots of worked examples (for providers accessing levy credit and non-levy funding).

Delegates will also receive a copy of my updated Apprenticeship Funding Calculator (2019/20 edition), which helps profile starts from 1 August 2019.

So join me, author of the Complete Guide to Funding Apprenticeships, for this technical and in depth practical workshop.

Register now as this workshop is likely to quickly sell-out

Agenda
10.00 Registration

10.30 Apprenticeship funding rules 2019/20 – the key features, changes, additions and ‘clarifications’

11.50 Break for refreshments

12.05 Profiling framework and standard starts in 2019/20 (levy or non-levy) – how to use my calculator or create your own

13.00 Break for lunch

13.50 ILR apprenticeship data collection changes for 2019/20 and future ESFA plans for the Apprenticeship System

14:50 Key tips for ESFA audit and Ofsted inspection in 2019/20 – both agencies are beefing up their apprenticeship oversight

15.30 Workshop end

Staff with an interest in funding will benefit, such as from:
– Independent learning providers
– Further education colleges
– Employer providers
– Universities and other HEI’s delivering apprenticeships
– Local authorities delivering apprenticeships

Places are expected to go fast, so register now to avoid disappointment. The fee is £295+ VAT per delegate (no limit per organisation).

FE Week gold members will receive £50 off the cost of this event (gold membership must be in the delegates name). Find out more about FE Week gold membership here.

Regards,

Nick

P.S. Places remain available for my AEB funding update session on 8 August. Click here to find out more.
 



28/07/2019   Karen Lee MP to be Guest of Honour at Lincs Apprentice of the Year Awards

Karen Lee MP for Lincoln has again volunteered to present the prizes at the Greater Lincolnshire Public Service Apprentice of the Year Awards (Friday 6th Dec [am] in Lincoln). Thanks Karen! Nominations are now being accepted and can be emailed to Compact Facilitator Chris Donkin via chris@donkinitex.co.uk 



07/07/2019   Alex Norris MP confirmed to present at D2N2 PS Apprentice of the Year awards

The MP for Nottingham North (Alex Norris) has confirmed that he will be presenting the prizes at the D2N2 Public Service Apprentice of the Year Awards event on the 29th November. Keep visiting this page for more details about this event as they are firmed up.



26/06/2019   Compact promoting PS Careers to school students

This Friday (28th June) the Compact will be represented by Chris Donkin (Facilitator), Emma Green (ULHT) and Natalie Holbrook (Lincs CC) at the Priory School 'World of Work' day to promote public sector careers to school pupils. Thanks to Tracy Taylor of Priory for the invite!



21/06/2019   Exciting job opportunities at Complete Careers

There are two exciting vacancies available at Complete Careers.They are seeking to appoint a part time 'Career Guidance Practitioner' and a part time 'Senior Career Professional'. For more details about these jobs click this link http://www.empscompacts.org.uk/documents/Lincolnshire/Resources%202019/Jobs%20at%20Complete%20Careers.pdf  



10/06/2019   Recruiting Talent 2019 at The Roundhouse Derby FREE

A major FREE event is being supported by a number of our member orgs and will be staged at The Roundhouse on the 19th July entitled 'Recruiting Talent' 2019. To book a place (and to see more info) click this link https://recruiting_talent_2019.eventbrite.co.uk



02/06/2019   D2N2 Steering Group meeting this Tuesday promises to be busy!

A very busy (and potentially very productive) D2N2 Compact Steering Group meeting is planned for this Tuesday (4th). Loads of interesting stuff to be disseminated and discussed. See the minutes section on the D2N2 page for a sneak preview of the attendee pack.



25/05/2019   Feedback from the D2N2 Careers and Skills events

Leading careers and skills professionals attended two D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership events in May in Derbyshire (May 8th) and Nottinghamshire (May 9th).

Delegates attended the events to hear about the importance of a highly skilled workforce to the area’s economic prosperity, and how this can be fostered through stronger links between employers and skills and training providers.

Please click this link for presentations from the two D2N2 LEP Careers Strategy Showcase events 

http://d2n2schools.co.uk/careers_showcase_presentations

The pres you might find most use is the D2N2 pres advising joining up the skills and employment agendas



12/05/2019   Networking events in Lincs and D2N2 !

The Compacts are holding two 'speed dating' events allowing members to network to explore possible future partnerhip working arrangements. For Lincs members the date is (am) Thur 23rd May at Riseholme. For D2N2 members the date is Thursday June 13th (am) in Nottingham. Interested? For more details contact the Compact Facilitator via chris@donkinitex.co.uk 



05/05/2019   Jobs Vacancies page for Compact members now available

We now have a Jobs page on our web site! With one click you can see what jobs are available from our member organisations. Click the new Job vacancies tab on the front page.



17/04/2019   Future Leaders of Nottingham 2019

Applications are now open for the Future Leaders of Nottingham professional development programme, which aims to make leadership in Nottinghamshire more diverse and representative by creating a network of talented people who inspire others and drive change.

We are looking for people who are ambitious, want to progress their career and who champion diversity. We’re especially keen to receive applications from people who are Black, Asian, or other minority ethnicities, people living with a disability, and people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or other minority gender and sexual identities.

We offer a sliding scale of fees to allow all organisations to invest in the professional development of their staff. To find out more and to download an application pack, visit: http://bit.ly/FLNottm or email futureleaders@renewaltrust.org.uk

Closing date for applications: Friday 31 May 2019



11/04/2019   Apprenticeships - more myths busted!

On this site we have created a 'myth busting folder'. Go to the Resources 2019 folder on the D2N2 page for our myth busting resources! Today I have received more 'busted myths' relating to off-the-job training reuirements. See the pdf files in the 'myth busting folder'. Thanks to Tania Hay of Derby City Council for flagging these.



09/04/2019   Apprenticeship Myths Busted !

There are loads of 'urban myths' around Apprenticeships - e.g. only for young people, only for those who did not get on well at school, you have to spend all your free time studying etc etc. On this site we have created a 'myth busting folder'. Go to the Resources 2019 folder on the D2N2 page to download the myth busting resources! (Thanks to Michelle Place of the NHS for sending the materials)



03/04/2019   D2N2 Health and Social Care On Line Handbook

The excellent D2N2 Health and Social Care On Line Handbook (a practical guide for employers and individuals seeking employment in the sector) has been provided by our colleagues at D2N2 (thanks to Rachel Quinn). To download the Guide see the 'Resources 2019' folder in the Resources section on the D2N2 page of this web site.



02/04/2019   'Off the Job' training guidance for Apprenticeships

The Department for Education has produced a very useful 42 page guidance booklet for clarification of 'off the job' training that will help both training providers and employers. It is available from this web site via this link http://www.empscompacts.org.uk/documents/Lincolnshire/Resources%202019/OTJ_training_guidancev2_March2019.pdf Many thanks to Lincs Compact stalwart Pauline Mould of Grantham College for supplying this.



29/03/2019   Circle of Wellbeing Guide from LPFT available for download

An execllent way to rate your well being has been provided by our colleagues at Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Trust (thanks to Sam Tate). To see the 'circle of well being' and to find out your well being score download the guide from the 'Resources 2019' folder in the Resources section on the Lincs page of this web site.



23/03/2019   Lincs Cyber Security Forum Wed 17th April at BGU

Some of our member orgs (BGU, Lagat and Univ of Lincoln) are supporting a breakfast Cyber Security Forum at BGU on the 17th April. This will be the Launch Event for the new quarterly Forum, the Forum is supported and sponsored by Marc Jones Lincolnshire's Police & Crime Commissioner and the EMSOU -  East Midlands Special Operations Unit. 

They welcome any business, organisation, school, public or private sectors or individual who wish to be involved or have a voice in understanding how cyber security/crime can be tackled to attend this launch event.  

To book your place here:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/fsb-lincolnshire-cyber-security-forum-tickets-58715501646



18/03/2019   E-ver of the delegate packs for the 'Retention' events now available!

Later this week both Compacts will be staging separate good practice events - both enttitled 'Retaining people in public service jobs'. If you can't wait then you can pick up an e-copy of the delegate packs by going to the resources sections on the D2N2 and Lincs pages respectively.



17/03/2019   NUH Careers Open Day on the 27th April

Nottingham University Hospitals are holding an open day at City Hospital on Saturday the 27th April. For more information and to download a flyer for the event click this link http://www.empscompacts.org.uk/minutes/D2N2/2019/March%20meeting/Flyer%20-%20NUH%20Recruitment%20and%20Careers%20Open%20Day%20-%2027th%20April%202019%20-%20Copy.pdf 



15/03/2019   Nottingham College staging an Apprenticeships Open Evening

Invite to help us fire it up this April at our dedicated ApprenticeshipOpen Evening.

At Nottingham College we passionately believe in the real long-term benefits that apprenticeships can bring to employers of all shapes and sizes, and the purpose of this event is to reinvigorate the view of apprenticeships in the eyes of the public.

 As a valued local employer we would be delighted if you could join us and other local employers in supporting the event.

 It is anticipated that around 300 students/parents will be attending the event and we would like to invite you to have a stand, with the option of giving a brief talk as part of our presentations, or alternatively you are welcome to network with other apprenticeship employers.

 The event will be held at our Basford campus on Wednesday 3 April between 4.30-7.00pm.

To express your interest in joining us at the event please email business@nottinghamcollege.ac.uk



04/03/2019   Jobs Vacancies page for D2N2 in development

The D2N2 Public Service Compact are collating all vacancies in the sector in the area onto one page! Click here to access a vast variety of full time job and Apprenticeship vacancies http://www.empscompacts.org.uk/usefulDocuments.asp?forwhat=&dowhat=0&stringPath=._documents_D2N2_Resources%202019_Vacancies%20Page_ 



03/03/2019   MBA Leadership Apprenticeship Programme - available from Uni of Lincoln

Following the successful launch of the MBA Leadership apprenticeship programme (SLMDA) in January, we are now looking to start our second cohort on this flagship leadership course in May 2019. So far the feedback from our 16 learners has been very strong, with emphasis being placed on ‘Leading and Developing People’, which is being personally led by the Head of the Business School, Dr Craig Marsh. The course is designed for mid-senior leaders who are looking to step up their learning to complement their work experience and is fully accredited by the Chartered Manager’s Institute (CMI). We are now taking applications for our next intake. For many organisations, it is fully fundable through the apprenticeship levy.

If you or anyone in your organisation are interested in finding out more, we have an information session set up on the 14th March here at the Lincoln International business School. Details on the event and how to book are here: 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/open-day-senior-leaders-masters-degree-apprenticeship-gain-an-mba-in-leadership-tickets-56421489193

 Alternatively, if anyone would like to apply directly, simply reply to this email and we can send out the appropriate application forms. The high-level course details are attached – if you have any further questions please don’t hestiate to get in touch.

Martin Hickerton



27/02/2019   Apprenticeships Open Day at Skeg ! (7th March)

Our fiends at Butlins are hosting an Apprenticeships Open Day in bracing Skegness next week (Thursday 7th March) from 10.00 am to 1.30 pm and are looking for employers to showcase available Apprenticeships to local students. Interested? Contact Samantha Taylor direct via samantha.taylor@bourne-leisure.co.uk 



15/02/2019   D2N2 Apps Working Group minutes now available

The minutes from the D2N2 PS Compact Apprenticeships Working Group meeting held on January the 29th are now available for download. To access the minutes and the papers go to the 'minutes' section on the D2N2 page.



05/02/2019   Apprenticeships Levy Transfer Event 22nd Feb Nottm

Derby City Council, Nottingham City Council and Leicester City Council would like to invite you to  an ‘Apprenticeship Levy Transfers in the Public Sector’ Event on 22nd February 2019, from 10.00am to 4.00pm at Nottingham City Council, Loxley House, Nottingham NG2 2BG.

 

The event has been put together to  hear how councils’ who have started to transfer their levy have gone about it and share best practice in spending our levy with the supply chain/SME's to create opportunities within the most disadvantaged communities in our areas.  

 

In addition we will discuss how we could collectively lobby the ESFA to make the transfer process easier and future flexibilities which would quicker and easier spend. A senior officer from the ESFA will be attending to answer questions and provide clarity. The event is aimed at HR/OD and Economic Development Teams within the local authorities working on spending the levy.

 

There will be an opportunity to share with colleagues your experience of the levy to date and  round table discussions on making the transfer process easier and future flexibilities we would like to see with the levy. We would welcome your input into the day and if you have any areas for discussion under agenda item 9 please forward them on.

 

We have confirmed attendance from the ESFA and the Local Government Association

 

 



01/02/2019   A new guide for Supporting Young Apprentices

The National Apprenticeship Service working with the Learning and Work Institute have produced an excelllent guidance doc for employers to help support young Apprentices. The doc can be downloaded from this web site directly by clicking this link http://www.empscompacts.org.uk/documents/D2N2/Resources%202019/Supporting_young_apprentice_guide_V7_HR.pdf Many thanks to Mark Rowe of the TUC for sending this through.



16/01/2019   Sector Skills Workshop - Health and Soc Care Nottm 25th Feb

From Marie Read (contact Marie on marie.read@nottinghamcity.gov.uk to book a place)

You may be aware that I joined the Employment & Skills Team recently picking up the work previously being undertaken by Owen Harvey and Nicola Stevens, in connection with the EU funded MoveAhead/StayAhead projects.  Detailed desk based research was undertaken earlier this year highlighting the skills needs for health and social care sector and creating a sector skills plan, and I would like to share these findings with you, gather your feedback and look at what action we can take by working together.

 

To enable this I would like to invite you to a Health & Social Care Sector Skills Workshop, where the aim will be to work together to identify how we can get people to access the right skills training both at entry level and those requiring up-skilling who are already working within the sector.  There is funding available to do this for SME’s through the EU MoveAhead/StayAhead funding which Nottingham City Council are the lead.  It would be great for as many as possible to maximise this opportunity!  Involvement and participation of employers within the sector is key and gets them involved directly with us, giving a voice in the development of a Health & Social Care Talent Academy.

 

It may be that you have a key link within a care organisation, including GP surgeries within the D2N2 geography that may wish to be involved.  Other representatives invited will include the  MoveAhead/StayAhead Partners, Training Providers (NTU, UoN, Nottingham College), Nottingham Futures, and the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership.  Please let me know of any employers you think would be willing to engage with us on this project and I will extend the invite, making sure the room I have booked is of sufficient capacity.

 

My aim will also be to inform how I can support the access to resource and funding to help us achieve our aims in skills growth.

 

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all!  Those of you, who I have not met, I look forward to working with you in 2019.

 

Kindest regards

 

 

Marie Read

Skills Growth Manager



09/01/2019   D2N2 Action Plan for 2019 and Annual Report for 2018 now available

The Action Plan for 2019 and the final version of the Annual Report for 2018 have now been signed off by the Co-Chairs of the D2N2 Compact Steering Group. To download copies of these key documents go to theResources section (folder Resources 2019) on the D2N2 page



07/01/2019   Lincs Action Plan for 2019 and Annual Report for 2018 now available

The Action Plan for 2019 and the final version of the Annual Report for 2018 have now been signed off by the Chair of the Lincs Compact Steering Group. To download copies of these key documents go to theResources section (folder Resources 2019) on the Lincs page



01/01/2019   Happy New Year to all in the Compact network

Happy New Year from the Compact facilitator. 2018 was a great year for both Compacts. The membership numbers reached record highs and we staged our first 'Apprentice of the Year' awards events. 2019 is going to be even better. Keep visiting this site and get involved!



28/12/2018   The minutes from the D2N2 PSC SG Dec meeting now available

The minutes from the D2N2 Compact Dec 2018 Steering Group meeting (and all other papers discussed at the meeting) are now available from the 'Minutes' section on the D2N2 page.



27/12/2018   The minutes from the Lincs PSC SG Dec meeting now available

The minutes from the Lincs Compact Dec 2018 Steering Group meeting (and all other papers discussed at the meeting) are now available from the 'Minutes' section on the Lincs page.



21/12/2018   Summit Up North! A Conference for our school partners

Derbyshire County Council wishes you a happy and peaceful holiday period. We would like to take this opportunity to share with you an event that may support you and your education establishment over the coming year.
 
Early Bird Offer
 
Summit Up North Conference
6th & 7th February 2019
Mercure Sheffield St Paul’s Hotel & Spa S1 2JE
 
Target Audience: MAT CEOs, Schools and System Leaders, Headteachers and Governors.
 
This Summit aims to provide you with practical resources and tools which can have an immediate impact in your school.
 
Attendees will receive resources to take away and use from the School Bus, iAbacus and BaseCamp, including extended free trials and policies to enable them to create time and capacity in their school and all within the context of high quality provision. 
 
Over the two days, there will be quality time for networking and sharing of good practice, bringing together national figures, industry experts and exhibitors who can help generate income.
 
Keynote Speakers and Workshops:
 
Sir David Carter – National Schools Commissioner from 1st February 2016 to 31st August 2018, having previously worked as Regional Schools Commissioner for the South West- @Carter6D
 
Steve MacKenzie – Director – Education at Apple Ltd – Raising the bar for education through technology.
 
James Pembroke - Data Analyst and Advisor with 10 years’ experience in primary, secondary and post-16 sectors. Helping schools make sense of their data - @jpembroke
 
 
Early Bird Offer for the 2 Day Summit
 
This includes a drinks reception in the Winter Gardens, followed by a 3 course evening meal and live entertainment.
 
£349 until 11th January 2019 - £399 standard fee thereafter.
 
Register before 8th January 2019 and be entered into a prize draw provided by Apple Education.
 
For further information and to book, visit www.learnerstrust.org/Event/registration-form
  
For multiple or small school bookings, please contact us directly on 01629 532079 or 01629 532856 and ask for Audrey or Marina.
 
 
Organised and produced in partnership with The Learners’ Trust
 
www.learnerstrust.org/summitupnorth   @SummitUpNorth

 



16/12/2018   Useful Apprenticeship resources for Employers and Training Providers

HASO – Facilitated by Skills for Health, there are a wealth of really useful documents in the toolkit to support employers implement apprenticeships.  Aimed at the health sector, but most resources will work for any employer.

https://haso.skillsforhealth.org.uk/toolkit/

 Amazing Apprenticeships – a government website designed to support schools with information and resources

https://amazingapprenticeships.com/

 Brathay Apprentice Challenge – An idea to put forward a D2N2 apprentice team.  It would be great to raise the profile and get cross-public sector organisational working.  Interestingly, Nottingham City Homes were the 2017 runners up – perhaps they could come and give a talk, with tips on how to succeed?

https://www.brathay.com/development-programmes/brathay-apprentice-challenge



09/12/2018   Pics from the Lincs App of the Year Awaards now available

The snaps from the Lincolnshire Apprentice of the Year Awards are now available for download from this site. Go through the Lincs Page to the Resources section and then head for Events in 2018. Many thanks to Sam Hufton of Precise HR for taking these pictures.



28/11/2018   Planning for 2019 and Celebrating 2018

Only two days to go until the big event at the Uni of Lincoln. Can't wait? Why not preview the event by downloading the e-ver of the delegate pack in advance by going through the Lincs page to Resources and then events in 2018.



21/11/2018   Pics from the Apprenticeships Conference now available

There are some truly magnificent photos from the D2N2 PS Apprenticeships Conference available for download from this site - over 100 of them! To browse go to Resources on the D2N2 page then 'Events 2018' and then 'Apps Conference'. Many thanks to Sam Hufton of Precise HR for the photography.



16/11/2018   What a Conference that was !!

On Monday the D2N2 PS Compact staged its most ambitious event yet. The Public Service Apprenticeships Conference at the Nottingham Conference Centre attracted 150 people and has been adjudged to be a rip-roaring success! Delegate feedback is overwhelmingly positive and the celebrated Apprentices and the employer reps all found the event rewarding and useful. Congratulations again to our 'Apprentices of the Year' Ketan Pearce of Mansfield District Council and Harbinder Singh Johal of Enable. More feedback (and some pics!) soon.



11/11/2018   One day to go before the Big Conference!

Tomorrow in Nottingham the D2N2 Compact will host its first annual Apprenticeships Conference. 150 delegates are booked in. It promises to be a special occasion!



03/11/2018   D2N2 Apps Working Group minutes now available

The minutes from the Oct 2018 D2N2 PS Compact Apprenticeships Working Group meeting are now available for reference and download from the minutes section on the D2N2 page.



19/10/2018   Apprentice Administrator vacancy at the Uni of Lincoln

Our member org the University of Lincoln are advertising for an Apprentice Administrator. If you know of someone who might be interested send them this link to the vacancy  https://jobs.lincoln.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=CSS002C     Many thanks to Eleanor Ramsey from the Uni for this update.



18/10/2018   Nominations now closed for Public Service Apprentice of the Year Awards

Nominations have now closed for the 'Public Sector Apprentice of the Year Awards' in both Lincs and in the D2N2 area. A massive 30 nominations were received in Lincs and incredibly a humungous 52 applications received in D2N2. Good luck to all those who have been nominated. The award ceremonies will take place in November.



10/10/2018   Last chance to nominate the PS Apprentice of the Year

In November both the D2N2 Compact and the Lincs Compact will be presenting their 'Apprentice of the Year' awards. Nominations for both Compacts close this Friday (12th Oct). If you are quick ou can still nominate an Apprentice colleague via the on-line submission link http://awards.precisehr.co.uk/ 



09/10/2018   Minutes of D2N2 Compact SG meeting now available

Minutes from the Sept 2018 D2N2 PS Compact Steering Group meeting are now available for download from the Minutes section on the D2N2 Page



08/10/2018   Lincs Compact SG minutes now available

Minutes from the Sept 2018 Lincs Compact Steering Group meeting are now available for download from the Minutes section on the Lincs Page



18/09/2018   Ready for attracting people to public sector jobs!

All set to go tomorrow at County Hall Lincoln for the 'Attracting people to public service jobs' event. If you can't wait you can now download the e-ver of the delegate pack from the 'Resources' section on the Lincs page. To book a last minute dot com delegate place you can email chris@donkinitex.co.uk and our facilitator will book you in.



09/09/2018   Minutes of Aug D2N2 Compact Apprentices Working Group meeting now available

The minutes from the recent D2N2 PS Compact Apprenticeships Working Group meeting are now available for download and reference from the Minutes section on the D2N2 page of this web site



03/09/2018   Graduate Planning Officer vacancy

Mansfield District Council have an interesting vacancy currently for a Graduate Planning Officer. This may be of interest to some of our Compact colleagues. See  

https://www.mansfieldandashfieldjobs.co.uk/planning-economy-graduate-planning-officer/12904.job

 for more details. Many thanks to Maria Ward for sending this link



31/08/2018   Minutes of Aug Lincs Compact Apprentices Community of Practice meeting now available

The minutes from the recent Greater Lincolnshire PS Compact Apprenticeships Community of Practice meeting are now available for download and reference from the Minutes section on the Lincs page of this web site



24/08/2018   Open day at NUH on Sat 13th October

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust are holding an Open Day on Staurday the 13th October. Click here for more details about the event   http://www.empscompacts.org.uk/documents/D2N2/Resources%202018/NUH%20Recruitment%20A5%20flyer_October%20Open%20Day.pdf 

Many thanks to Michelle Place of NUH for providing this information.



15/08/2018   Good practice on Apprenticehships in the NHS in Notts

Our NHS Trust member orgs in Notts are doing some great work to increase the number of Apprentices working in health care locally. Want more info. Click this link to see the videos 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/q4pjbpkrqzl9xgs/Prostart%20NHS%20Learners%202018.mp4?dl=0 

Many thanks to the irrepressible Heather Porter of Notts Healthcare for sharing this best practice.



08/08/2018   Inspiring Futures 21st Nov Derby

A taster event for school pupils to find out more about jobs in the D2N2 area is scheduled for 21st Nov at Pride Park Derby. A good opp for our member orgs to raise their profile in the jobs market. For more info click this link http://www.empscompacts.org.uk/usefulDocuments.asp?forwhat=&dowhat=0&stringPath=._documents_D2N2_Resources%202018_



05/08/2018   Nominate a Public Service Apprentice of the Year

Both the D2N2 Compact and the Lincs Compact will be rewarding the 'Public Service Apprentice of the Year' in their areas in the autumn. Employers and training providers can nominate colleagues and / or trainees. Here is the link for the on line submissions: http://awards.precisehr.co.uk



19/07/2018   Using your levy to transform your organisation

From Magda Zurba (magda.zurba@sharedservicearchitects.co.uk) of SSA has provided this info

We, at SSA, in partnership with an apprenticeship provider in Derby called Develop Training, are organising an open session on 18th of September on ‘How to harness your apprenticeship levy funding for organisational collaborative transformation and shared services leadership?

 

Some of the questions we will be addressing during the session are:

  • How can you harness your apprenticeship levy funding to advance your organisation’s collaborative transformation and shared services ambitions?
  • How do your leadership ensure the programme delivers their collaboration strategy and it is embedded into your organisation?
  • How can we support your levy manager, line managers, and your operational management with setting it up and throughout the programme?
  • How can you rapidly create a small pilot cohort to test the programme?
  • How do you design a template for the 20% “off the job” activities required by the levy?

 

As the session is aimed primarily at apprenticeship levy-managers and operational managers interested in undertaking a Level 5 Apprenticeship with a focus on Collaborative Transformation



16/07/2018   PS Compact Apprenticeships Conference in Nov - SAVE THE DATE !!

The D2N2 Public Service Compact will be presenting a major Public Service Apprenticeships Conference at Nottingham Conference Centre on the 12th November. Save the date now - more details will be posted here as they emerge. many thanks to EMAAN, Precise HR and Nottingham Trent University for sponosring this event



15/07/2018   Apprenticeships Case Studies available for download

The D2N2 PS Compact Apprenticeships working group have been busy ! A set of good practice case studies have been produced showing (a) how Apprentices fora were set up in Notts County Council and Nottingham University Hospitals; (b) how Derby City Council enjoyed a successful 'end point assessment' and (c) how an Apprenticeship changed the lives of young workers at Notts Healthcare Trust. To download the case studies click the D2N2 section, then click Resources then Resources 2018 and then the Case Studies folder



13/07/2018   A major event for young professionals at Pride Park in Nov

The key email from Dan Miller of Young Professionals UK

Hi Everyone, 

I wanted to let you all know about an exciting event we are running on the 20th November at the Pride Park Stadium. We are running our next large scale apprenticeship event for 1,000+ post 16 students across the East Midlands. Just after 2 weeks of promotion we signed up over 800 kids from across 18 different schools. Arriva Busses are transporting all the students in for us and Experian are Headlining the Event with us. Other brands that are also confirmed up are; IBM, EY, BDO, Barclays, Pearson and Sodexo. DCFC are also playing a big part on the day for the students, Frank Lampard I've been told may show up! 

Our events are not your typical careers fair, they are workshop based along with talks and presentations all throughout the day. Every student will be using our Young Professionals App (the only school and college leaver employment app in the market place) on the day and at the end of the event we can share this data with you to help with your talent acquisition pipelines. 

 

If you'd like to get involved or want to find out more, please get in touch.

 

Best Regards Dan Miller

Founder and CEO | Award Winning Entrepreneur

M: 07540 953560



10/07/2018   Attracting people to PS jobs - agenda confirmed

The agenda for the Lincs Compact Good Practice event on the 19th September 'Attracting People to Public Service Jobs' has now been finalised. To download a copy go to the 'next event' section on the Lincs page. Bookings are now being accepted and to reserve a delegate place please email chris@donkinitex.co.uk 



09/07/2018   Trade Union support for Apprenticeships

Our good friends (and Compact members) TUC Unionlearn have produced an excellent guide 'Union support for high quality Apprenticeships'. A link to the downloadable and printable 20 page guide is here:

https://www.unionlearn.org.uk/publications/unions-supporting-highquality-apprenticeships 

Many thanks to Mark Rowe of the TUC for providing this information



05/07/2018   A Public Service Apprenticeships Conference - Coming Soon !!

The D2N2 Compact will be presenting an 'Apprenticeships Conference' in November in central Nottingham. To see a DRAFT agenda for this event visit the 'next event' section on the D2N2 page on this site. To provisionally book a place email Compact facilitator Chris Donkin chris@donkinitex.co.uk 



03/07/2018   Attracting people to PS jobs - coming soon in Lincs

The Lincolnshire Compact will be presenting a good practice event showcasing 'attraction strategies' on the 19th September in Lincoln. To see a DRAFT agenda for this event visit the 'next event' section on the Lincs page on this site. To provisionally book a place email Compact facilitator Chris Donkin chris@donkinitex.co.uk 



01/07/2018   Minutes of the recent Lincs Compact SG meeting now available

The minutes from the recent Lincs Compact Steering Group meeting are now available for dowload from the 'minutes' section on the Lincs page



29/06/2018   Minutes of D2N2 Compact SG meeting now available

The minutes from the recent D2N2 Compact Steering Group meeting are now available for dowload from the 'minutes' section on the D2N2 page



22/06/2018   Launch of Health and Wellbeing Strategy in Lincs

The Involving Lincs Health and Social Care Event will launch the Health and Wellbeing Engagement Strategy and will include briefings on Social Prescribing, Quality Standards and Safe and Well Team. The event will take place in Wragby on Thursday 28th June (am) and you can book a FREE place at this launch via this link.  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/involving-lincs-health-and-social-care-event-tickets-46531642395   Many thanks to Rachel Aylmer of Childrens Links for providing this information.



15/06/2018   D2N2 launch Growth Hub to support growth in Apprenticeships

Today D2N2 have launched their 'Growth Hub' to (hopefully) support an increase in the number of Apprentices employed in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. For more details visit their new web site via this link https://www.d2n2growthhub.co.uk/skills-employability/apprenticeships/ 



06/06/2018   The Recovery College - an initiative from LPFT of interest to PS orgs

Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation NHS Trust have developed the 'Recovery College' in Lincs. The focus is on education rather than therapy and the project offers courses on mental health and how to manage it. Much more detail can be downloaded via this link

http://www.empscompacts.org.uk/documents/Lincolnshire/Resources%202018/The%20Recovery%20College.ppt 

Many thanks to Karen Atkin of LPFT for supplying this update



05/06/2018   E-ver of the delegate pack from Working with Acadmia event available for download

Can't wait for the event on Friday? The e-version of the 'Public Service Working with Academia' event is now available for download from this site. Go to the 'Resources' section on the Lincs page and follow the links



03/06/2018   Minutes of D2N2 Compact Apps working group meeting now available

The minutes and papers from the recent Apprenticeships Working Group meeting are now available from this site for download and referece. They can be accessed via the 'minutes' section on the D2N2 page.



01/06/2018   Notes from the Apprenticeships Community of Practice meeting now available

The minutes and papers from the recent Apprenticeships Community of Practice meeting are now available from this site for download and referece. They can be accessed via the 'minutes' section on the Lincs page.



31/05/2018   Still places available for the Working with Academia event in Lincoln on 8/6/18

There are still a few places avialable for the above named event. For more details or to book a place contact Compact facilitator Chris Donkin via chris@donkinitex.co.uk 



18/05/2018   Working with the Unis - another successful event from the D2N2 Compact!

Last Friday the D2N2 Compact hosted the 'Public Service Working with the Universities' event and feedback from delegates shows that the event was well received and that attendees found it very useful. The e-ver of the delegate pack and some pictures from the event can be accessed from the Resources tab on the D2N2 page of this site. The output from the plenary session will be considered by the Steering Group at their meeting in June



17/05/2018   Shared Service Architects offer Apprenticeship Levy support

Our friends and member organisation Shared Service Architects are offering an advanced programme designed to equip public sector managers and project delivery teams with the practical skills and know-how to effectively facilitate and implement collaborative transformation and shared service solutions across the public sector. This programme also assists with Levy spend issues. For more info click this link.

https://sharedservicearchitects.co.uk/services/apprenticeship-levy-funded-programme/ 



15/05/2018   Apprenticeships Workshop in Lincoln hosted by Karen Lee MP

City of Lincoln MP Karen Lee is hosting a free workshop connecting employers to Apprenticeships. The event on the 31st May runs from 6.15pm to 8.30pm and will feature 9 snappy 10 minute presentations - including one from our very own Penny Lee disseminating the work of the Compact. For more info click this link http://www.empscompacts.org.uk/documents/Lincolnshire/Resources%202018/Apprenticeship%20Event%2031st%20May.pdf 



10/05/2018   E-ver of the delegate pack from Working with the Unis event available for download

Can't wait until tomorrow ? The e-version of the delegate pack for the Working with the Universities event to be held in Derby tomorrow is now available for download from the Compact web site via this link http://www.empscompacts.org.uk/usefulDocuments.asp?forwhat=&dowhat=0&stringPath=._documents_D2N2_Events%202018_Working%20with%20Unis_ 



26/04/2018   Working with the D2N2 Universities .. coming soon

Although we already have 36 public service professionals booked in there are still places available for this event that will be staged at the University of Derby on the morning of Friday the 11th May. To see the agenda visit the 'next event' section on the D2N2 page and to book a delegate place email chris@donkinitex.co.uk 



16/04/2018   Working with Academia in Lincs

The Lincs PS Compact are presenting an event on Friday the 8th June entitled 'Public Service Working with Academia'. High profile speakers include Sharon Green of the University of Lincoln and Emily Hughes of Bishop Grossteste University. To register interest email Chris Donkin via chris@donkinitex.co.uk To see an agenda for the event go to the 'events' tab on the Lincs page



12/04/2018   NUH Recruitment and Careers Open Day on the 28th April 2018

The Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust is holding a Careers and Recruitment Open Day on the 28th April. For more info contact Jo Beckwith via jo.beckwith@nuh.nhs.uk

 



10/04/2018   Apprenticeships: How to deal with the 20% off the job rule

The major issue for many public sector employers is how to deal with the '20% off the job rule'. Our member orgs are supplying information on what is deemed to be eligible. Below is a diagram that shows activity that can be counted. 

 

 



28/03/2018   Music Care in a care setting ! Innovation from Nottingham University

Our colleagues at the University of Nottingham have sent us details of their upcoming training course that takes a look at Music Care in a care setting.  This innovative training is part of a three level training programme that prepares caregivers to use music in their care practice with increased confidence and theoretical understanding. For more information click https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/cpdstudy/programmes/sociology-social-work/music-care-training-level-1.aspx 



27/03/2018   Minutes of D2N2 Compact SG meeting now available

The minutes of the D2N2 Compact Steering Group meeting held on the 16th March 2018 at Rushcliffe Borough Council are now available for download from the 'minutes' section on the D2N2 page.



25/03/2018   First edition of the E Mids Apprenticeships Ambassador Network Newsletter now available

The very first edition of the EMAAN quarterly newsletter is available for download from the internet. To access this publication (that features an intro from Compact stalwart Mike Johnson) click this link https://www.emaan.org/so/3M9E8qHy?cid=38b2953b-52c3-4731-9a3f-f81bfe7b3167#/main 



20/03/2018   Working with the Unis in the D2N2 area - event agenda now set !

On Friday the 11th May the D2N2 PS Compact will be presenting an event entitled 'The Public Service Sector Working with the Universities'. The event will be hosted by our friends at the University of Derby. For a full event agenda visit the 'events' tab on the D2N2 page. To book a delegate place email chris@donkinitex.co.uk  



19/03/2018   Minutes of the recent Lincs Compact SG meeting now available

Minutes of the march 2018 Lincs PS Compact Steering Group meeting are now available from the 'Minutes' tab on the Lincs page



14/03/2018   Careers Coaching Lev 3 Award available from Complete Careers

Our colleagues at Complete Careers are offering a Careers Coaching Award for staff working in the public sector to help colleagues develope advisory skills to equip participants with the knowledge and skills to help people make informed choices. To download the flyer click http://www.empscompacts.org.uk/usefulDocuments.asp?forwhat=&dowhat=0&stringPath=._documents_Lincolnshire_Resources%202018_ 

Please note that the cost of the course is normally £495 per delegate but some reduction could be arranged for fellow PS Compact members. Contact john.ambrose@complete-careers.com for more detail



12/03/2018   Working with the D2N2 Universities .. coming soon

On the 11th May the D2N2 PS Compact will be presenting an event entitled "Public Sector working with the Universities". The event will feature inputs from the University of Nottingham, the University of Derby, Nottingham Trent University and the Open University. More details soon ... keep visiting this news feed as further details will be posted here as they emerge.



01/03/2018   E-ver of the delegate pack from Apps event in Nettleham now available for download

The e-version of the delegate pack (including all 4 powerpoint presentations) from the recent 'Apprenticeships: Where are We Now?' event in Nettleham is now available for download from this web site via this link http://www.empscompacts.org.uk/usefulDocuments.asp?forwhat=&dowhat=0&stringPath=._documents_Lincolnshire_Events%202018_Apprenticeships%20Feb%2018_



21/02/2018   Apprenticeships event at NTU on the 7th March

Public Sector: Apprenticeships Work at NTU
Wednesday 7 March, 1 pm - 3.30 pm

There's long been an association with apprenticeships - that only certain businesses and industries stand to benefit from investing in apprentices. However, with the introduction of the mandatory apprenticeship levy, the funding and additional incentive opportunities available to SMEs, and the variety of apprenticeships on offer, more businesses are beginning to realise the potential of apprenticeships. 

At NTU we're planning to expand our apprenticeship portfolio further, with the intention of launching courses in areas such as Healthcare Science Practitioner*, Further Education Learning and Skills Teacher*, Healthcare Assistant Practitioner*, Police Constable*, Social Worker*, Registered Nurse*, and Teacher*.

To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week 2018, we'd like to invite you to a free event specially tailored to the needs of those working within the public sector, looking to learn more about how degree apprenticeships can work for their organisations. 

This event will explore the relevant apprenticeships on offer and in development at NTU, and offer practical advice and guidance regarding the challenges and opportunities apprenticeships within the public sector present. As well as this, attendees can have one-on-one sessions with academics and members of the apprenticeship team, and network with other employers. 

We anticipate this event will be popular, so don't hesitate to book your place



11/02/2018   D2N2 Universities ready for Compact working

At the Dec D2N2 Compact SG meeting the members decided that we should be working more closely with our Universities. Contact has since been made and now the University of Nottingham have joined the Compact and the University of Derby and Nottingham Trent Uni are expected to follow suit. Also the May good practice event will be themed around 'working with the Universities' ... watch this space !



30/01/2018   Still places available for the Apprenticeships event in Nettleham on 23/2/18

Already 35 delegates have booked in for the "Apprenticeships: Where are We Now?" event to be staged at Nettleham on the morning of 23rd February. To reserve a place email chris@donkinitex.co.uk to see the agenda for the event click http://www.empscompacts.org.uk/eventsLincolnshire.asp ... see you there ?



24/01/2018   Pics from the Matlock Apps event now on this web site

Some pictures from the recent 'Apprenticeships: Where are We Now?' event are now available on this site in the resources section. You can access them directly by clicking http://www.empscompacts.org.uk/usefulDocuments.asp?forwhat=&dowhat=0&stringPath=._documents_D2N2_Events%202018_Apprenticeships%20Jan%2018_ 



22/01/2018   E-ver of the delegate pack from Apps event in Matlock now available for download

The 'Apprenticeships: Where are we now?' event in Matlock last Fruday (19th Jan) was very well attended and has been very well received. The e-version of the delegate pack can now be downloaded from the resources section on the D2N2 page of this site or directly by this link http://www.empscompacts.org.uk/usefulDocuments.asp?forwhat=&dowhat=0&stringPath=._documents_D2N2_Events%202018_Apprenticeships%20Jan%2018_ 



20/01/2018   Higher Apprenticeships event in Lincoln in February

The University of Lincoln are hosting an event called 'Raising the Bar: Higher Apprenticeships and the importance of coninual learning for succes' on the afternoon of Thursday the 22nd Feb in Lincoln. I (Chris Donkin) will be attending on behalf of the Compacts. If you are also interested then email me on chris@donkinitex.co.uk and I will send you details.



18/01/2018   Lincs Compact now ready to present an Apprenticeships event

Following the example from the D2N2 Compact, the Lincs Compact are also presnting an event entitled 'Apprenticeships: Where are We Now?'. The Lincs version will take place in Nettleham on the 23rd Feb and an agenda can be downloaded from the 'next event' tab on the Lincs page.



16/01/2018   Annual Report 2017 and Action Plan 2018 now available for D2N2 Compac

The D2N2 Compact Action Plan for 2018 and the Annual Report 2017 have now been agreed by a sub committe from the Steering Group. They are now avialable for download from this link

http://www.empscompacts.org.uk/usefulDocuments.asp?forwhat=&dowhat=0&stringPath=._documents_D2N2_Resources%202018_ 



15/01/2018   The Strategy doc for health and care working together now available

The Strategy document from the NHS outlining how health and care services can be better integrated is now available for download from this site. Thanks to Heather Porter of Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust for supplying the report. The document is housed on this site and can be accessed directly via http://www.empscompacts.org.uk/usefulDocuments.asp?forwhat=&dowhat=0&stringPath=._documents_D2N2_Working%20with%20NHS_ 



14/01/2018   Annual Report 2017 and Action Plan 2018 now available for Lincs Compact

The Annual Report 2017 and Action Plan 2018 now available for Lincs Compact. These docs can be accessed directly via this link http://www.empscompacts.org.uk/usefulDocuments.asp?forwhat=&dowhat=0&stringPath=._documents_Lincolnshire_Resources%202018_Planning%20documents_ 



09/01/2018   D2N2 Compact Dec 17 SG meeting minutes now available

The minutes of the Dec 2017 D2N2 PS Compact Steering Group meeting are now available for download and reference from the 'minutes' section on the D2N2 page



08/01/2018   Lincs Compact SG minutes now available

The minutes of the December 2017 Greater Lincolnshire PS Compact Steering Group meeting are now available for download and reference from the 'minutes' section on the Lincolnshire page on this web site



05/01/2018   New Terms of Ref for Lincs Compact and 2017 Annual Report published!

The Greater Lincolnshire Public Service Compact Steering Group have re-freshed the 'Terms of Reference' and they have also agreed the 'issue version' of the 2017 Annual Report. Both documents can be downloaded from this web site via this link http://www.empscompacts.org.uk/usefulDocuments.asp?forwhat=&dowhat=0&stringPath=._documents_Lincolnshire_Resources%202017_ 



04/01/2018   Apprenticeships: Where are we now? - Matlock 19th Jan 2018

Still a few places available for this breakfast event in Matlock in a fortnight. Over 50 people are booked in already! This is going to be a very well attended event. Don't miss out. To book a place email Compact failitator via chris@donkinitex.co.uk 



27/12/2017   Excellent presentations delivered at the D2N2 SG meeting

A couple of excellent and informative guest presentations were delivered at the D2N2 PS Compact Steering Group meeting by colleagues from Learning Pool and Mencap. To download the presentations from this web site click this link http://www.empscompacts.org.uk/usefulDocuments.asp?forwhat=&dowhat=0&stringPath=._minutes_D2N2_2017_Dec%20Meeting_ 



23/12/2017   Save the date! Major Apprenticeships event coming soon in Lincs

We have confirmed the date and venue of our next good practice event 'Apprenticeships Where are We Now ?'. The event will take place on the morning of Friday the 23rd Feb 2018 at Nettleham Police HQ and we have booked Claire Flavell (Strategic Lead for the NHS Lincolnshire Talent Academy) and Jo Maher (The Principal - Boston College) to deliver the keynote addresses. We are still working on the agenda but for now save the date ! Full details (and the official invite) will be posted on this web site early in the New Year.



13/12/2017   D2N2 Compact Steering Group meeting this Friday

Only two days to go until the D2N2 Public Service Compact Steering Group meeting on Friday 15th Dec at 10.00 am in Ollerton. Why not book in to attend and shape the future of the Compact. Contact chris@donkinitex.co.uk for more details



05/12/2017   Working collaboratively with the private sector

Still places available for this innovative breakfast event sponsored by Serco to take place on Thurs 14th Dec. To book a place contact the Compact facilitator Chris Donkin via chris@donkinitex.co.uk 



29/11/2017   Health and Care Careers Event: Dec 14th in Lincoln

The NHS and LinCA are hosting a 'Health and Care Careers Event' at The Engine Shed in Lincoln on Thursday the 14th December. Why not pop in after the Compact 'Collaborative Working with the Private Sector' Compact breakfast event on the same day ?

 

 



20/11/2017   Working collaboratively with the private sector

Still places available for this breakfast event in Lincoln on Thursday the 14th December. To see the agenda go to the events section on the Lincs page. To book a place  contact the Compact facilitator Chris Donkin via chris@donkinitex.co.uk 



10/11/2017   Feedback from NHS Workforce Symposium in Nottm

Recently the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) held a 'Workforce Symposium' in Nottingham. Your facilitator was there on behalf of the Compacts. The issues faced in Notts are simialr to those faced by the NHS in Lincs. The full set of presentations from the event can now be downloaded from the Resources section on the D2N2 page on this site or accessed directly via this link http://www.empscompacts.org.uk/documents/D2N2/Resources%202017/All%20Presentations%20-%20NHS%20Workforce%20Symposium.pdf 



07/11/2017   Top tips for recruiting young people to the public sector

One of our young professionals (Cara Prendergast) has kindly produced some 'top tips for receruiting young people to the public sector'. These excellent 'gold-dust' words of advice can be downloaded from the resources section on the D2N2 Compact page or directly from this link http://www.empscompacts.org.uk/usefulDocuments.asp?forwhat=&dowhat=0&stringPath=._documents_D2N2_Resources%202017_ Many thanks to Cara for this excellent contribution to the work of the Compacts



31/10/2017   Apprenticeships: Where are we now? - Matlock 19th Jan 2018

The D2N2 PS Compact are staging a good practice  breakfast event "Apprenticeships: Where are we now?" on Friday the 19th Jan 2018. To download the agenda go to the 'next event' page. To book a place email the Compact facilitator via chris@donkinitex.couk 



16/10/2017   Coming soon in Lincs - Working collaboratively to deliver public services

Save The Date ! Thursday 14th December - breakfast event in Lincoln

 "Working collaboratively with the private sector to deliver public services"

In December the Greater Lincolnshire Public Service Compact will be staging a good practice event to raise the profile of collaborative working with the private sector to deliver public services. This breakfast event is being kindly sponsored by Serco and is being hosted by the City of Lincoln Council on the 14th December. Planning for the event is in the early stages but already we know that there will be contributions from Philip Ruston the Business Development Director for Serco and from Paul Collins the Chair of the Compact Steering Group. It is anticipated that other high profile public service professionals will be 'booked in' to make a contibution. There will also be an opportunity for you to discuss with colleagues as to how your organisation could benefit from enagaging with outsourcing arrangements. The event will start at 0800 (with a bacon roll and a coffee!) and will conclude at 1030.

To reserve a delegate place at this exciting event all you need to do is  email chris@donkinitex.co.uk stating your intention to attend. I will book you in and send you the confirmed agenda in mid November and also full joining instructions about a week before the event. If your organisation is a member organisation of the Compact (we have 34 member organisations so the likelihood is that this will apply) then your delegate place is free. For non members the delegate fee is £65.

 Hoping you can attend 

Chris Donkin

(Providing facilitation support for the Greater Lincolnshire Public Service Compact)



03/10/2017   Minutes of D2N2 Compact SG meeting now available

The minutes of the recent D2N2 Public Service Compact Steering Group meeting are now available for access and download from this site. You can go directly to them by clicking this link http://www.empscompacts.org.uk/usefulDocuments.asp?forwhat=&dowhat=0&stringPath=._minutes_D2N2_2017_Sept%20Meeting_ 



17/09/2017   Innovative Learning Opportunities event: Delegate pack now available

The delegate pack for the 'Innovative Learning Opportunities for Public Sector Workers' event is now available for download from this website. You can access it directly by clicking this link http://www.empscompacts.org.uk/usefulDocuments.asp?forwhat=&dowhat=0&stringPath=._documents_Lincolnshire_Events%202017_Innovative%20Learning%20Ops%20for%20PS%20Workers_ 



13/09/2017   Apprenticeship Service Update: Webinar

Yesterday (on behalf of the Compacts) I 'attended' a webinar "Future Apprenticeships: Use of the Apprenticeship Service" presented by the AELP. The information about the Service was both right up to date and very useful - for both employers and training providers. The slides from the session are now available for download  from this site - directly via this link http://www.empscompacts.org.uk/documents/D2N2/Resources%202017/FutureApprenticeshipsWebinarUseoftheApprenticeshipService120917ET.pdf 

Chris Donkin (Compacts facilitator)



11/09/2017   Complete Careers Autumn Newsletter can be downloaded

The Autumn Newsletter from our friends (and Compact members) Complete Careers is now available from this web site. It can be accessed either by visiting the 'Resources' section on the Lincs page or directly by clicking this

http://www.empscompacts.org.uk/usefulDocuments.asp?forwhat=&dowhat=0&stringPath=._documents_Lincolnshire_Resources%202017_ 



05/09/2017   LinCA supporting the Inspire to Influence healthcare project

One of our Lincs Compact member orgs (LinCA) is launching a health and social care project 'Inpsire to Influence' - a project designed to support under-represented young people, aged 17-25yrs, to explore careers in social or health care, across Greater Lincolnshire. Interested ? For more info contact Toni Barwell of LinCA via tonibarwell@linca.org.uk 



01/09/2017   GLLEP Skills docs available for download

At the recent Lincs Compact SG meeting we discussed how the Compact can contribute to the GLLEP Skills Strategy refresh. Firstly we can familiarise ourselves with current strategy docs. The following have been made available to us by Amanda Boutell of the GL Employment and Skills Board: (i) The Skills Plan 2010; The Skills Strategy 2015 and (iii) The Area Review Evidence Base. They are now downloadable from this site via this link http://www.empscompacts.org.uk/usefulDocuments.asp?forwhat=&dowhat=0&stringPath=._documents_Lincolnshire_GLLEP%20Skills%20docs_ (ta Amanda) ... full GLLEP documentation is of course available from the GLLEP site via www.greaterlincolnshirelep.co.uk 



31/08/2017   Minutes of the recent Lincs Compact SG meeting now available

The minutes from the meeting last week of the Greater Lincs PS Compact are now available for download via this link http://www.empscompacts.org.uk/usefulDocuments.asp?forwhat=&dowhat=0&stringPath=._minutes_Lincolnshire_2017_August%20Meeting_ 



27/08/2017   NHS Strategy for engaging with schools

The NHS have just produced an important update / strategy document entitled "What comes next?; National Strategic Framework for engaement with schools and communities to build a diverse healthcare workforce". The document can be downloaded from this site via this link http://www.empscompacts.org.uk/documents/Lincolnshire/Resources%202017/NHS%20Engagement%20with%20schools%20strategy%20HEE%20Aug%2017.pdf Thanks to Heather Porter of Notts Healthcare Trust for sending this info



21/08/2017   Horizon Scanning - Up to date news on Apprenticeships developments

Babington are kindly supplying a 'Horizon Scanning' update at both Compact Autumn Steering Group meetings. The update contains lots of detail on recent developments relating to the Apprenticeships agenda. To access this important and useful document directly please click http://www.empscompacts.org.uk/minutes/Lincolnshire/2017/August%20Meeting/Horizon%20Scanning%20Update_July-August%202017.pdf 



18/08/2017   Feedback from the Modernising Recruitment Practices event now available

Feedback from the discussions at the Modernising Recruitment Practices event is now available by clicking this link http://www.empscompacts.org.uk/usefulDocuments.asp?forwhat=&dowhat=0&stringPath=._documents_D2N2_Resources%202017_Modernising%20Recruitment%20Practices_ The feedback will be considered by the D2N2 Steering Group when they meet next in September



15/08/2017   Your chance to participate in the N2 Work Experience Steering Group

Good Morning Chris

We would certainly welcome your participation in the Work Experience Steering Group. We are still taking nominations.

We would also welcome any additional support you can garner from you wider membership including any promotion you can engineer – all would be grateful.

I have included a blurb below for you to circulate to members. I will be in touch will all individuals that have expressed an interest this week/next week to convene a meeting.

Young people in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire’s (N2) disadvantaged communities are not getting enough high quality work experience – What is the Challenge?

  • Employers and schools continue to report frustrations when attempting to deliver successful work experience placements.
  • Across N2, although there are a number of organisations supporting schools and employers to create work experience placements, the number of employers offering placements falls well below that required for the N2 pupil population.

Action - We need your support to develop an N2 Work Experience Steering Group

  • Work experience is a proven way for supporting unemployed individuals in to employment – a strategic priority for the N2 Skills & Employment Board (SEB)
  • The SEB have a role to play in advocating the benefits of work experience and to encourage more employers to create high quality placements.
  • We would like to establish an employer led N2 Work Experience Steering Group.
  • Initially, the group will consist of between 5 – 10 employers, Futures Training and Advice, schools and myself as N2 Skills & Employment Partnership Manager.
  • The aspiration is to deliver a large scale N2 Work Experience Week Campaign. This will see a significant number of local employers offering high quality placements over a period of a week, to young people and adults in our more deprived communities.
  • In addition to planning the event, the steering group will develop a long term plan for how we can stimulate growth in the number of placements available over the next 12 – 18 months
  • This is a perfect opportunity for you as Employers to promote career pathways in your sector readdressing acute skills shortages

 

I envisage that following the first meeting, much of this activity can be driven remotely, however to kick things off we would really appreciate employers joining the conversation so that we can embed employer need at the heart of this work.

If you would like to join the N2 Work Experience Steering Group please email owen.harvey@nottinghamcity.gov.uk or call me on 0115 8762820

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks again for your support.

 

Kind Regards

 

Owen Harvey

N2 Skills & Employment Partnership Manager



13/08/2017   Modern Recruitment Practices event at Bestwood very well received

Thanks to everyone who attended the 'Modernising Recruitment and Retention Practices' event at Bestwood on Friday. The evaluations clearly indicate that the event has been very well received. For those of you who were not able to attend you can download an e-ver of the delegate pack by clicking this link http://www.empscompacts.org.uk/usefulDocuments.asp?forwhat=&dowhat=0&stringPath=._documents_D2N2_Resources%202017_Modernising%20Recruitment%20Practices_ 



09/08/2017   Modernising Recruitment Practices - this Friday Bestwood: Last chance to book in

There are 42 delegates booked in for the 'Modernising Recruitment and Retention Practices' this Friday (11th) in Bestwood but there is still room for a few more. If you want to book a place then email Compact facilitator Chris Donkin via chris@donkinitex.co.uk ... See you Friday? To see an agenda go to the 'next event' section on the D2N2 page



28/07/2017   ESIF Procurement - still opportunities available

There are still some opportunities for PS organisations to bid for funding from the European Structural and Investment Fund (ESIF). Have a look at their web site to see what is available - click this link https://www.gov.uk/european-structural-investment-funds 



20/07/2017   More health sector orgs join the D2N2 Compact

In the last month two NHS Trusts (Notts Healthcare and NUH) have joined the Compact and we now have strong representation from the health and care sector. The new additions take the Compact membership up to 28 orgs! Are you involved yet? Want more info? Contact facilitator Chris Donkin via chris@donkinitex.co.uk 



19/07/2017   Innovative Training Opps event - MP for Lincoln Karen Lee confirmed!

The 'Innovative Opportunities for the Public Sector' event in Lincoln in September is shaping up to be a classic. The latest high profile speaker confirmed is Karen Lee the MP for Lincoln. To download an agenda go to the events section on the Lincs page. To book a place email chris@donkinitex.co.uk 



11/07/2017   Coming Soon in Lincs - Innovative training opps for the public sector

On September the 18th at Lincoln College the Lincs Compact will be hosting 'Innovative Training Opportunities for Public Service Workers' sponosred by UNISON. For more details see the events section on the Lincs page and to book a place email chris@donkinitex.co.uk 



08/07/2017   Prostart Celebration Night and the Compact sponsors an award!

Our member organisation Prostart recently staged their annual Celebration awards night and the D2N2 Compact were proud to sponsor the 'Higher Apprentice of the Year Award'. The winner was Laura Baker of Nottingham City Care and the prize was presented by Heather Porter of the Compact Steering Group. Many congrats to Laura and thanks to Prostart for this opportunity to promote the Compact



04/07/2017   A half price sub for a half year membership!

Both Compacts (Lincs and D2N2) decided at their recent Steering Group meetings to offer a half year membership for a half price sub. Hence if your org is not already a member then why not sign up for the rest of 2017 now. For more details email the Compact facilitator Chris Donkin via chris@donkinitex.co.uk 



28/06/2017   Feedback from Rushcliffe BC Apprenticeships Levy Forum

Last week our stalwart member organisation Rushcliffe Borough Council delivered a useful and timely 'Apprenticeships' Levy Forum. The feedback from the discussion groups is available on this web site in the 'Resources' section and directly via this link http://www.empscompacts.org.uk/usefulDocuments.asp?forwhat=&dowhat=0&stringPath=._documents_D2N2_Resources%202017_Rushcliffe%20BC%20Apps%20Levy%20event_



27/06/2017   Minutes of D2N2 Compact SG meeting now available

The minutes from the recent D2N2 Compact Steering Group meeting are now available for download from the 'Minutes' section on this site.



26/06/2017   Complete Careers June Newsletter can be downloaded

The June 2017 Newsletter from our friends at Complete Careers is now available from this web site. It can be accessed either by visiting the 'Resources' section on the Lincs page or directly by clicking this link http://www.empscompacts.org.uk/usefulDocuments.asp?forwhat=&dowhat=0&stringPath=._documents_Lincolnshire_Resources%202017_ 



25/06/2017   Lincs Compact SG minutes now available

The minutes from the recent Greater Lincs Compact Steering Group meeting are now available for download from the 'Minutes' section on this site.



19/06/2017   Apprentices Levy Workshop at Rushcliffe BC today

This afternoon Rushcliffe Borough Council will host a workshop where public servic organisatsions will be able to work together to ensure that they make the most out of the opportunities that the introduction of the levy promotes. Our Co Chair Richard Heffer will be there on behalf of the D2N2 Compact. Notes from the workshop will be available from the 'Resources' section on this site soon.



12/06/2017   Two Steering Group meetings last week and lots going on

Last week both the D2N2 Compact and the Greater Lincolnshire Compact held their quarterly Steering Group meetings. Lots going on including preparing for two imminent good practice workshops (see 'Next Event' section on both the D2N2 and the Lincs page). The minutes will be published on this web site early next week ... keep visiting this news feed.



04/06/2017   Public Sector Apprenticeships Levy Forum on 19 June

On Mon 19th June Rushcliffe Borough Council will be hosting a Public Sector Apprenticeships Levy Forum at 1400 in West Bridgford. The forum is aimed mostly at HR and Economic Development colleagues. Please click http://www.empscompacts.org.uk/documents/D2N2/Resources%202017/190617%20-%20Apprenticeship%20Levy%20Forum%20-%20Rushcliffe%20BC.pdf for more details.



02/06/2017   LCC hosting two Levy related procurement focussed events for local training providers

Lincolnshire County Council is hosting two Apprenticeship Supplier Engagement Events for local Apprenticeship Training Providers looking to find out about the County Council's exciting Apprenticeship Levy Programme and possible opportunities arising out of this.

The Apprenticeship Supplier Engagement events are being held at the Showroom in Lincoln on Tuesday 6th June, and the Ramada Hotel in Grantham on Tuesday 13th June. Both sessions are for two hours, 9.30 to 11.30 am, and will feature speakers from the County Council providing information on the County Council's    Apprenticeship Levy Programme as well as details of the planned procurement activity and a draft timetable. There will be an opportunity for Training Providers to ask questions. 

Interested Apprenticeship Training Providers need only attend one event and we ask that the event details be passed on to the       relevant person within your organisation for consideration. 

Apprenticeship Training Providers who would like to attend should email Patricia Phillipson (Patricia.Phillipson@lincolnshire.gov.uk) by 30th May to book their place, stating which venue they wish to attend. Please note that this invitation is restricted to two places per organisation.



26/05/2017   Book now for next D2N2 PS Compact event - it may well be 'sold out'

The next event presented by the D2N2 PS Compact (Modernising Recruitment and Retention Practices) will be held on Friday August 11th in Bestwood Notts. With still 10 weeks to go 25 delegates have already signed up. Book now to avoid disappointment by emailing Compact facilitator Chris Donkin via chris@donkinitex.co.uk . For an egenda for the event go to the 'next event' tab on the D2N2 home page.



15/05/2017   Modern Recruitment Practices event at BGU very well received

On Friday Bishop Grosseteste University hosted a wonderful 'Modernising Recruitment Practices' breakfast event presented by the Lincs Compact. Excellent presentations from Charlotte Moreland of Training for Business, Cara Prendergast of Rushcliffe Borough Council, John Ambrose of Complete Careers and Emma Redwood of West Lindsey District Council were all very well received. To download an e-ver of the delegate pack click http://www.empscompacts.org.uk/usefulDocuments.asp?forwhat=&dowhat=0&stringPath=._documents_Lincolnshire_Events%202017_Modernising%20Recruitment%20Practices_ 



10/05/2017   Modernising Recruitment Practices - 12th May at BG Univ: Last chance to book in

Last chance to book a place on the Modernising Recruitment Practices breakfast event at Bishop Grosseteste University on Friday the 12th May. To see the agenda click

http://www.empscompacts.org.uk/eventsLincolnshire.asp and to book a place contact the Lincs Compact facilitator Chris Donkin viachris@donkinitex.co.uk 



05/05/2017   Agenda for next D2N2 Good Practice event now available

On the 11th August the D2N2 Compact will present the next good practice event 'Modernising Recruitment and Retention Practices' hosted by Notts Fire and Rescue Service. To see an agenda go to the 'next event' section on the D2N2 page. To book a place email chris@donkinitex.co.uk  



01/05/2017   Modernising Recruitment Practices - 12th May at BG Univ: Still places available

There are still a few delegate places left for the Modernising Recruitment Practices breakfast event at Bishop Grosseteste University on Friday the 12th May. To see the agenda click

http://www.empscompacts.org.uk/eventsLincolnshire.asp and to book a place contact the Lincs Compact facilitator Chris Donkin via chris@donkinitex.co.uk  



25/04/2017   Free toolkit for Apprenticeship Providers and Employers

A good source of apprenticeship information for training providers is :

http://www.excellencegateway.org.uk/content/etf2326  it contained a free toolkit that has a wealth of information. It will be useful to employers as well as providers.

 People involved in the delivery of apprenticeships should be signed up for the government alerts as they are an excellent source of information, the link is

https://www.gov.uk/topic/further-education-skills/apprenticeships/latest , once on the page, click onto 'subcribe to email alerts'

 



18/04/2017   New Co-Chairs want to know: 'what do you want from YOUR Compact?

A survey has been distributed by email to the 'key contacts' for working with the D2N2 Compact in PS orgs in Notts and Derbys.  We want to know what you want out of the Compact and how you can contribute to the work of the Compact. The results of the survey will be made available in late April. To be cc-d in then email chris@donkinitex.co.uk



14/04/2017   Next event in Lincs is on 12th May

The next event inLincolnshire is the 'Modernising Recruitment Practices' breakfast event to be held on the 12th May at Bishop Grosseteste University. An agenda can be accessed via the 'next event' section on the Lincs page. To book a place email chris@donkinitex.co.uk 



11/04/2017   Engaging Young Workers - the work continues

The D2N2 Compact commissioned a 'task and finish' group' to look at how to build on the outcomes from the 'Engaging Young Workers' event in Long Eaton last month. The notes from the meeting are available via the 'working groups' link in the resources section. The main message is that we want to work together with the Unions to promote workforce development.



06/04/2017   Training Product Sub Group has a plan !

The D2N2 Compact Training Product sub group met yesterday and planned out how to produce the module 'Working in Public Service'. See the reources section on the D2N2 page for the notes from this meeting.



30/03/2017   Minutes of D2N2 Compact SG meeting now available

The minutes (and all of the papers discussed at the meeting) of the recent D2N2 Compact are now available for download by pressing this link http://www.empscompacts.org.uk/usefulDocuments.asp?forwhat=&dowhat=0&stringPath=._minutes_D2N2_2017_ 



27/03/2017   D2N2 Compact members Prostart now offering ILM qualifications

Prostart, members of the D2N2 Public Service Compact, are now delivering ILM qulaifations to Level 5 Management and are looking at some even higher levels. They also are now affiliated with the British Computer Society and of they are a Microsoft Academy. If any Compact member organisation  requires these prestigious qualifications then they should contact Denise Newcomb of Prostart via denisenewcomb@prostartuk.co.uk 



23/03/2017   Increasing the number of Apprentices in the PS in Greater Lincs!

At the Lincs Compact SG meeting in Feb it was decided that the Compact would work to increase the number of Apprentices in the public sector by 12% in 2017. A sub group has been established to design activity to achieve this. They will meet next on the 20th April (pm) in Sleaford. Want to join us? Email Compact facilitator Chris Donkin via chris@donkinitex.co.uk 



20/03/2017   Feedback from the Engaging Young Workers Dissemination event now available

The feedback from the Engaging Young Workers Project dissemination event is now available for download via this link http://www.empscompacts.org.uk/usefulDocuments.asp?forwhat=&dowhat=0&stringPath=._documents_D2N2_Resources%202017_ Note that the D2N2 PS Compact has established a working group to progress the suggestions made by delegates at this event. Watch this space!



18/03/2017   The D2N2 Compact Steering Group has two (!) new Chairs

At the D2N2 Public Service Compact Steering Group meeting yesterday the group appointed not one but two new Co-Chairs for the year starting 1st April 2017. The two new Chairs are Charlotte Moreland and Richard Heffer. Good luck to them both in their new roles. The meeting also thanked Marje Toward the Chair standing down after a very succesful year for her high quality contribution to the work of the Compact.



16/03/2017   D2N2 Compact Steering Group meeting tomorrow!

The next meeting of the D2N2 Public Service Compact takes place tomorrow (17th March). Interested? If you would like to attend email facilitator Chris Donkin via chris@donkinitex.co.uk 



14/03/2017   Free workshops for local SMEs from the University of Nottingham

Linguistic Profiling for Professionals (LiPP) hold free workshops for D2N2 SMEs funded by the European Regional Development Fund for business development based on cutting-edge research at the University.

  • Effective Leadership Communication workshop - 23rd May 2017 (https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/effective-leadership-communication-workshop-23rd-may-2017-tickets-30887184400)
  • Effective Decision-Making and Team Dynamics - 25th May 2017 (https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/effective-decision-making-and-team-dynamics-25th-may-2017-tickets-30887327829)
  • Effective Leadership Communication workshop - 11th October 2017 (https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/effective-leadership-communication-workshop-11th-october-2017-tickets-32813002574)
  • Effective Decision-Making and Team Dynamics workshop - 25th October 2017 (https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/effective-decision-making-and-team-dynamics-workshop-25th-october-2017-tickets-32813052724)


08/03/2017   If you missed the GMB / D2N2 Compact event you can now catch up!

An e-version of the delegate pack from the GMB sponsored 'Engaging Young Workers Project Dissemination Event' is now availbale for download from this site. Simply click on http://www.empscompacts.org.uk/usefulDocuments.asp?forwhat=&dowhat=0&stringPath=._documents_D2N2_Resources%202017_GMB%20Engaging%20Young%20Workers%20Event_ 



06/03/2017   Minutes of the recent Lincs Compact SG meeting now available

The minutes of the February 2017 Greater Lincolnshire Public Service Compact Steering Group meeting are now available for download via the 'minutes' section on the Lincs page of this web site.



02/03/2017   Complete Careers Conference - preparing for the new DfE Careers Strategy 27th April Lincoln

Complete-Careers Education &Guidance Network Conference:

 

Preparing for the New DfE Careers Strategy

 

Thursday 27th April 2017 – Bishop Grosseteste University Lincoln

 

Complete-Careers LLP in partnership with Unifrog invites you to an event designed to help you prepare for the new Department for Education’s National Careers Strategy.  The conference will consider three main strands to help withrethinking careers for schools, colleges and training providers, while providing you with an opportunity to network with careers colleagues.

 

The three workshop themes are:

  • Innovative ideas and tools for 21st century career learning including Unifrog
  • Quality assurance of careers programme including Quality Awards for Ofsted and others
  • Apprenticeship developments and initiatives and Labour Market Information

 

Nationally recognised leader in the field of careers education and guidance, David Andrews OBE makes a welcomereturn to provide information and interpretation on present and potential future developments. Helen Renard Head of Sir Robert Pattinson Agenda regular national speaker will talk about why she thinks it is important to embed career learning and the impact/importance of holding a quality award.

 

We have already had confirmation that Jan Ellis is Chief Executive of the CDI will be with us for an update and as part of the Expert Panel in the Plenary session. Unifrog will be a key part of a workshop. We are also pleased to announce an arrangement with Unifrog that will allow their users a reduction in Career Mark membership fees and for Career Mark members/Award holders to have a reduction on the Cost of Unifrog platforms. Prospects will also be attending with resources and we are optimistic other exhibitors will be present.

 

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. The full day delegate cost is £95 (with a 25% discount for additional delegates from the same organisation).

To book your place on the conference please complete and return the booking form at the end of this invitation. Free parking is available but may be limited.

 

Promotional exhibitor opportunities are available in the conference hall to showcase your provision.

 

For more information contact Complete-Careers LLP on 01522 543539/583959 or email: enquiries@complete-careers.comTo make a booking please complete and return the booking form below

 

 

 

 

Complete-Careers 2nd Annual Conference

 

Preparing for the New DfE Careers Strategy

 

Thursday 27th April 2017 – Bishop Grosseteste University

 

Agenda

 

9:15                                                 Registration and Refreshments

 

9:30                                                 Welcome and Scene Setting – Complete-Careers LLP

 

9:45                                                 Keynote‘What would a comprehensive strategy for careers look  

9:                                                                                                            like?’- David Andrews OBE

 

10:45                                               Networking Break

 

            11:10                                               Workshop 1 – Innovative ideas and tools for 21st century career

                                                                    learning includingUnifrog

12:00                                              Workshop 2 - Quality assurance of careers programmeincluding Career Mark for Ofsted and others

 

12.50                                               Lunch and networking

 

13:40                                               13:40                                               Why chose a Quality Award to accredit your Career programme?

                                                                                                               -Helen Renard Head teacher Sir Robert Pattinson Academy

                                                         

14:00                                               Workshop 3 – Apprenticeship developments and initiatives

                                                        and Labour market information

 

14:50                                               Plenary/Expert PanelIntroduction byJan Ellis Chief Executive Career Development Institute

 

15:15                                               Close

 


 

 

Complete-Careers Guidance Network Conference:Preparing for the New DfE Careers Strategy

 

Thursday 27th April 2017 – Bishop Grosseteste University

 

BOOKING FORM – Email completed form to enquiries@complete-careers.com

 

To reserve a place at the conference complete all sections of this form and return it to the email address aboveby 24th March 2017

 

I wish to reserve a place at the conference (please tick option required).  I understand that I will be invoiced for the full amount prior to the conference.

                                                               

Delegate rate:

£95 inclusive of refreshments, lunch and discount to products

 

 

Additional delegate rate:

 

£71.25 (25% discount per additional delegate)

 

Total Cost:

 

 

 

Delegate Name:  ……………………………………………………

 

Additional Delegate Names:  …………………………………………………………….                  ………………………………………………………

 

Organisation:  ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

 

Job Title(s):  ……………………………………………      ……………………………………………..     …………………………………………………………

 

Contact email address:  …………………………………………………………………………

 

Contact Telephone Number:  ………………………………………………………………….

 

Payment details:            

Preferred Payment Method is BACS                       Account payable to:  Complete Careers LLP

Account Number: 43125257                        Sort Code: 050563            Payment due by:    26th April 2017

 

Please state your organisation name in the payment reference.  Contact enquiries@complete-careers.comfor alternative payment options. 

 

Dietary and other special requirements:  …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

 

Signed:  ……………………………………………………………………                     Date:  …………………………………………



28/02/2017   Keynote presentation from the Big Event now available

The keynote presentation from the Big Event held in Mansfield recently is now available for download. You can access the Allen Graham (Chief Exec of Rushcliffe Borough Council) powerpoint by clicking this link http://www.empscompacts.org.uk/usefulDocuments.asp?forwhat=&dowhat=0&stringPath=._documents_D2N2_Resources%202017_



27/02/2017   The Big Assembly: On line careers fair 7th March

Dear Colleagues, friends and associates.

As the Apprenticeship Ambassador for Lincolnshire I do have an urgent request this week which I really need your support with please.

 During National Apprenticeship Week, ‘The Big Assembly’

This GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title attempt aims to set the record for the largest online careers advice seminar EVER

Schools, young people, parents, careers advisors and employers from across the nation are invited at 08.45, on 7 March 2017 during National Apprenticeship Week to take part in ‘The Big Assembly’ a live video stream to thousands across the UK wanting to find out more about apprenticeships and career options post 16.

As you can imagine to ensure we get enough interest in the event and we need over 5,000 registrations, so as much marketing and media coverage and schools involvement this week is needed.  We need people talking, tweeting and as much social media activity such as face book.  We are looking for a mass involvemen