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 

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 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 

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 

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 

Chris Donkin (Compacts facilitator)

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 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 

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 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 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 

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 ... 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 

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 

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 

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

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.

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 for more details.

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 . For an egenda for the event go to the 'next event' tab on the D2N2 home page.

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  

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

A good source of apprenticeship information for training providers is :  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 , 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

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 

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 

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 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 

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 (
  • Effective Decision-Making and Team Dynamics - 25th May 2017 (
  • Effective Leadership Communication workshop - 11th October 2017 (
  • Effective Decision-Making and Team Dynamics workshop - 25th October 2017 (

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 

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

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 involvement next week on the 7th March at 08.45 to achieve this GUINNESS WORLD RECORD. 

Please find attached the social media guide, press release and information for The Big Assembly.  Can I encourage you to promote / push and use the social media content within your own networks to make the event as widely known as possible.  I have highlighted below how to register and the differing media options we have and could use.

How to Register

Registration is via

You can find us on twitter @bigassembly and use #bigassembly

I have also attached a couple of ‘sneak preview’ videos which will be used on the day in the Big Assembly live video stream:

This is a short 15 second clip with Pharmacy Trainee Emily Wilby from Boots, she says what she loves and gives advice about what to do if you're interested in apprenticeships.




Many thanks for your support and please do pass this email on to your own networks.

Kind regards  .. Mike

23/02/2017   D2N2 Compact hosts the GMB Engaging Young Workers Dissemination Event

On behalf of GMB the D2N2 Compact will be staging the 'Young Workers Engagement Project' dissemination event at Prostart in Long Eaton on Monday the 6th March (am). The event is free for Compact member organisations. To book a place email the Compact facilitator Chris Donkin via 

18/02/2017   The Big Event is a big success

Over 150 people attended the Big Event and they were offered advice by 24 stall holders from public sector organisations and training providers. Click this link for some pics from the event


15/02/2017   Big Event in Mansfield tomorrow. You can still attend!

The Big Event in Mansfield Library tomorrow (16th) is to promote the public sector as an employer of choice for people who are considering a career move or a new career and have not previously considered working in the public sector. A huge number of people have booked in in advance to attend but you can still access this event by simply turning up! The Big Event starts at 1400 - be there!

08/02/2017   Bi Event in Mansfield next week - get involved!

The Big Event in Mansfield Library next week (16th) is to promote the public sector as an employer of choice for people who are considering a career move or a new career and have not previously considered working in the public sector. For more details email 

01/02/2017   Big Event gathering momentum: Press Release now available

The Press release for the big event is now being used by all major news outlets in the area. Compact member organisations can download a copy to advertise the event internally by clicking this link 

26/01/2017   Still time to have a stall at The Big Event!

Would you like to highlight your organisation at the Big Event in Mansfield on the 16th February 2017? Click here for more detail 

24/01/2017   Big Event filling up but still places available

The Big Event in Mansfield on the 16th February is to promote the public sector as an employer of choice for people who are considering a career move or a new career and have not previously considered working in the public sector is attracting more and more delegates every day with big numbers signing up in advance. You can book one of the remaining places at this event by registering to attend The Big Event on Eventbrite

18/01/2017   The Big Event ! Book your place now!!

The Big Event to promote the public sector as an employer of choice for people who are considering a career move or a new career and have not previously considered working in the public sector is attracting more and more delegates every day with many signing up in advance. To book a place at this event you can register to attend The Big Event on Eventbrite

16/01/2017   D2N2 Annual Report 2016 and Action Plan for 2017 now available

After discussion at the December 2016 Steering Group meeting and also subsequent comment the D2N2 Compact Annual Report for 2016 and the Action Plan for 2017 have now been agreed. Both documents are available for download via this link 

Also available via the same link is the Vision statement for the future of the Compact

14/01/2017   D2N2 Dec 16 Steering Group meeting minutes now available

The minutes for the D2N2 Dec 2016 Steering Group meeting are now confirmed and are available for download from the 'minutes' section on the D2N2 page on the site

10/01/2017   The Big Event is starting to 'enrol'

The Big Event to promote the public sector as an employer of choice for people who are considering a career move or a new career and have not previously considered working in the public sector is now attracting delegates signing up in advance. To book a place at this event register to attend The Big Event on Eventbrite

04/01/2017   The Big Event - call for more stallholders!

Would you like to highlight your organisation at the Big Event in Mansfield on the 16th February 2017? Click here for more details 

28/12/2016   More details about The Big Event !

The planning for the Big Event in Mansfield on the 16th Feb 2017 is continuing over the festive season! See for the latest information

20/12/2016   Scanning the Horizon .. D2N2 Compact SG members receive important update

At the recent D2N2 Public Service Compact Steering Group meeting, the group received an important and useful update on changing government priorities and funding changes. The Horizon Scanning paper was presented by Steering Group stalwart Adam Barnes of the Babington Business Group on behalf of the Compact's working group who meet to advise on such matters. Click here to download Adam's excellent paper 

17/12/2016   D2N2 Compact SG receives Recognition Strategies presentation

A busy, well attended and productive D2N2 Compact SG took place in Ollerton on the 15th Dec. The group considered the draft Annual Report for 2016 and the draft Action Plan for 2017. For more details and a chance to contribute to the re-draft email The meeting also received an excellent presentation from Anne Kennedy-Little on 'Recognition Strategies in the public sector'. To download this presentation click this link 

12/12/2016   D2N2 Compact Steering Group all set for a busy and productive meeting

The next meeting of the D2N2 Compact Steering Group will take place on Thursday of this week (15th) in Ollerton. The meeting will consider updates from the 3 working groups, a draft of the Annual Report and discuss plans for 2017. Also the meeting will continue the planning for the Big Event in February. If you are not booked in yet and would like to attend then email the Compact Facilitator Chris Donkin via 

06/12/2016   Schools being advised to Save the Date for the Big Event!

28/11/2016   Interested in becoming an 'Employer Provider' of Apprenticeships? Details available or download

Julie Williamson of GMB is a member of both Steering Groups (D2N2 and Greater Lincs). She recently attended an event hosted by BT where info on how an employer can also be classified as a training provider of Apprenticeships was disseminated. The event featured a presentation on how to register, how to naviagte the Ofsted process and full details of the obligations of an 'employer provider' from the Skills Funding Agency. A full delegate pack is available from this site and can be accessed via this link. 

Thanks Julie!

24/11/2016   D2N2 Compact Working Group minutes now available

The D2N2 Compact has 3 working groups. The 'Big Event' group and 'Training Product' working group both met last week and the meetings were very productive. The notes from the meetings are available for download via this link

The third group, 'horizon scanning', met yesterday and the notes will be made available soon.

21/11/2016   The 'Big Event' for the D2N2 Compact now confirmed for Thursday the 16th Feb in Mansfield

The ‘Big Event’ is designed to promote the public service sector as an employer of choice for people who are considering a career move or a new career and have not previously considered the public sector as an attractive proposition. The target audience is people who are considering a career move or a new career and have not previously considered the public sector as an attractive proposition. It is expected that most of the attendees would be young people and their families. 

The format of the event will be a 4 hour event running from 1200 to 1600 on a drop in as and when basis. A key note speaker (or speakers) will deliver an address at 1230 and 1430 to provide some context to the event. The rest of the event will be supported by stallholders who will be drawn from the training provider network, the public sector employers in the D2N2 footprint and the trade unions. The stallholders will be invited to make their stalls interactive so that an attendee would have variety of activities that they could engage with to make it both enjoyable and useful. 

More details as they emerge will be posted on the news section of this web site

17/11/2016   D2N2 Compact next SG meeting agenda now available

16/11/2016   D2N2 Compact Sub Groups making great progress!

Yesterday the D2N2 'Big Event' sub group decided that the event will take place in mid February 2017 and will be an interactive, workshop based event with a high profile keynote speaker. The event is designed to promote the public sector as an employer of choice.

Also yesterday the 'Training Product' sub group met and have committed to producing an Apprenticeship framework study module on 'working in the public sector'. Both groups will report progress to the Steering Group in Dec. Keep visiting this news feed for more details as things progress.

14/11/2016   D2N2 Compact sub groups meeting tomorrow

The 'Big Event' sub group and the 'Training Product' sub group are both meeting tomorrow. Come back here on Wed for feedback on what was agreed / discussed. The third sub group (Horizon Scanning) is meeting next week. Again, feedback from this meeting will be posted on this site following the meeting

08/11/2016   D2N2 Compact twitter feed now has 50 followers!

04/11/2016   D2N2 Compact Sept SG meeting minutes now available

03/11/2016   Chris Donkin returns as facilitator for both Compacts

Yesterday the D2N2 Compact Chair used Chairs action to re-install Chris Donkin as Compact Facilitator effective from the 1st Nov. Chris is also now the facilitator for the Lincs Compact. Many thanks to Yvonne Robinson for her excellent work as the previous facilitator. We wish Yvonne good luck as she seeks to concentrate on other aspects of her business. From now all Compact related enquiries should be sent to Chris via 

07/10/2016   Chris Donkin to return as facilitator

05/10/2016   Positively Public event feedback now available

04/10/2016   Positively Public delegate pack and pics

The dealagte pack and five photos from this well received event are now available by clicking this link.!_ 

03/10/2016   Apprenticeships: Working Together for Success

You are invited to the following event:

Apprenticeships - Working Together for Success

Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:

Monday, October 10, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (BST)

Nottingham Conference Centre
Burton Street
NG1 4BU Nottingham
United Kingdom

To book a place email Craig Stuart via

30/09/2016   Positively Public pics from the event

Photos from the event are now available from this site. Go to the D2N2 Page then 'Resources' then '2016 Events' then Positively Public

29/09/2016   Tomorrow we are Positively Public

In partnership with Nottinghamshire County Council the D2N2 Public Service Compact presents the Good Practice event Positively Public on Friday the 30th September 2016. The delegate pack from this event can be downloaded by going to the Resources section on the D2N2 page on this site and then choosing the Events 2016 folder.

23/09/2016   Positively Public - Very few places still available

The Positively Public event next Friday is shaping up to be a cracker. Andy Belfield the UNISON Regional Head of Local Government is the keynote speaker and will kick things off with a keynote address "Its time to be positively public!". More high profile contributors booked. For more information click and to book a place at this FREE event email Compact facilitor Yvonne via

21/09/2016   Positively Public - Still places available

For the Positively Public Event at Nottinghamshire County Hall on Friday the 30th September there are still places available. For full details (inc an event agenda) click the link 

To book a place email Yvonne via 

22/08/2016   Positively Public !

Save the date! On the 30th September the Compact, in association with Nottinghamshire County Council will present a good practice event entitled 'Positively Public'. The event will consider how best the public sector locally can promote effective recruitment and retention. Interested? ... then see for more details.

20/07/2016   Minutes of D2N2 Compact SG meeting now available

The minutes of the recent D2N2 Steering Group meeting are now available for download and reference. To access the minutes please go to the minutes section on the D2N2 page.

08/06/2016   More Apprenticeship news!

Babbington Group will be hosting another webinar on the subject of Apprenticeship Reform on the afternoon of 29/6/16. The webinar will be available for download to any person who has registered and can be viewed at any time. 

To register, follow this link:

08/06/2016   Latest Good Practice Event Programme

Have a look at the Latest Event section for the full programme of the next event in your area!

08/06/2016   Event Programme published

The full programme for our next event - The Changing Face of Apprenticeships - is now available in the Next Event section of this website.

29/04/2016   Save the date for the next D2N2 Compact Event!

The Changing Face of Apprenticeships

University of Derby, 29/6/16, 10.00 - 12.30

This event will cover the latest news on the Apprenticeship Levy from the Skills Funding Agency, Derbyshire County Council sharing their experience in planning for the Levy, views from the TUC an employer and an apprentice. A full programme and joining instructions will be issued nearer the date.


27/04/2016   Apprenticeship Levy Webinar for Compact members

Compact members have been invited to participate in a webinar to be held on 18/5/16 at 2.00 p.m. You can register now to attend live and receive a recording of the webinar after it finishes. Registration is available at:

 Following registration there is the facility to submit questions that will be addressed in the webinar. I would encourage you to submit these well in advance to ensure you get the most benefit from this event. Many thanks to Adam Barnes at Babington for hosting the webinar and for kindly inviting members of both the Greater Lincolnshire and the D2N2 Public Service Compacts to attend. 

11/04/2016   Get Ready for the Levy SFA Event!

This event was held at the East Midlands Conference Centre on 31/3/16. It was a chance for all Public Sector Departments and Local Authorities to find out about The Apprenticeship Levy and Public Sector Targets and begin to engage / plan for how their organisations can get the most value for money and return on investment.

I attended on behalf of the two East Midlands Public Service Compacts. I know many of you were there on the day, but for those who weren’t, the presentations are now in the 'Resources' section of this website. There was also a long list of unanswered questions from the floor, which SFA / BIS hope to answer by the end of June. 

The D2N2 event on 29th June will be on the subject of ‘The Changing Face of Apprenticeships’ and I am hoping by then we will have some more answers. Check out the 'Next Event' section for more information. We are also planning a webinar to follow up on the event which Adam Barnes at Babington Group has kindly agreed to host. More details of this in the 'Next Event' section.