News

 

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 



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 



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_



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.



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.



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.



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 



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'

 



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 



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 



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:  …………………………………………



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 www.bigassembly.org

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.

Link: https://myshare.box.com/s/3gmitnsptl96t3sjzeynsgn0ec2nwgtn

 

Link: https://myshare.box.com/s/c3uwt2klr94s9sbbbu9imd9p9do0wep1

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

Kind regards  .. Mike



20/02/2017   Lincs Compact Steering Group meeting on Wed

The next Steering Group meeting for the Greater Lincolnshire Public Service Compact take place at 1100 at Lincoln College on Wed (22nd). Interested? Email chris@donkinitex.co.uk for more details



19/02/2017   Changing Face of Apprenticeships Event well received

Over 30 delegates attended the Changing face of Apprenticeships event at Boston College last Friday and the event was very well received. To download an e-version of the delegate pack click this link http://www.empscompacts.org.uk/usefulDocuments.asp?forwhat=&dowhat=0&stringPath=._documents_Lincolnshire_Events%202017_Apprenticeships%20Feb%2017_ 



15/01/2017   Lincs Annual Report for 2016 and Action Plan for 2017 now available

The Annual Report of the Greater Lincolnshire Public Service Compact for 2016 and the Lincs Compact's Action Plan for 2017 were agreed and confirmed by the Chir of the Compact Paul Collins on Friday (13th) they can now be downloaded via this link: http://www.empscompacts.org.uk/usefulDocuments.asp?forwhat=&dowhat=0&stringPath=._documents_Lincolnshire_Resources%202017_ 



05/12/2016   Minutes of the recent Lincs Compact SG meeting now available



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.

http://www.empscompacts.org.uk/usefulDocuments.asp?forwhat=&dowhat=0&stringPath=._documents_Lincolnshire_BT%20Apprenticeships%20Employer%20Provider%20Event_ 

Thanks Julie!



06/11/2016   Agenda for next Lincs Steering Group meeting 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 chris@donkinitex.co.uk 



23/10/2016   Lincs CC vote NO to devolution



12/10/2016   Next Lincs SG meeting at WLDC



07/10/2016   Chris Donkin to return as facilitator



05/10/2016   Feedback from the Connecting with the Millennials Event now available



04/10/2016   Connecting with the Millennials: Delegate pack and pics now available

Yuo can dowload the delegate pack and also photos from the event by clicking this link http://www.empscompacts.org.uk/usefulDocuments.asp?forwhat=&dowhat=0&stringPath=._documents_Lincolnshire_Events%202016_Sept%20-%20Connecting%20with%20the%20Millenials_ 



03/10/2016   Connecting with the Millennials: Event photos now available

Photos from the event are now available from this site. Go to the Lincolnshire Page then 'Resources' then '2016 Events' then Connevting with The Millennials



02/10/2016   Get Ready for the Levy .. in Lincs ... coming soon

Invite (below) sent to the Compact from LAGAT

Following on from the recent article in the Business Echo about the Apprenticeship Levy Conference which is taking place on Wednesday 19th October during Lincolnshire Business Week, we would like

to get the message across to as many local business in the next few days with your help.  So if you or your colleagues can help with the promotion of this Conference by forwarding these details to your own business contacts

this would be very helpful.

 

  • The Conference will be Chaired by Ed Holmes - Ex Managing Director of Regal Beloit (Gainsborough)
  • The Keynote Speaker is Lisa Baxter - Head of Provider Management Business Operations - Skills Funding Agency
  • Speaker Simon Beardsley CEO Lincolnshire Chamber Of Commerce
  • Speaker David Thorpe Business Development Manager The Federation of Small Business
  • Speaker from the National Apprenticeship Service Ambassadors Network
  • Speaker Rachel May LAGAT
  • Speaker Dr Graham Basten Bishop Grosseteste University
  • Employers Views
  • Young Apprentices will talk about their journey
  • Question and Answers to the panel

Don't forget to book a place for yourself by emailing Jane Walker: jane@lagat.co.uk or telephone 01522 513244.



27/09/2016   Connecting with the Millennials

The Connecting with the Millennials event will be hosted by the Greater Lincolnshire Public Service Compact tomorrow morning. You can now download an e-copy of the delegate pack by going to the Resources section on the Lincolnshire page of this web site and clicking on firtsly Events 2016 and then 'Connecting with the Millennials'



20/08/2016   Good Practice Event in Lincs Coming Soon

On the 28th September the Compact, in association with Lincoln Colege will proudly present an event entitled 'Connecting With the Millenials'. The event will consider the issue of recruiting for the next generation. Interested ? ... then please click http://www.empscompacts.org.uk/eventsLincolnshire.asp for more details.



20/06/2016   Lincs Compact SG minutes now available

The minutes of the recent Lincs SG meeting are now available for download and reference. To access them please go to the minutes section on the Lincolnshire page



08/06/2016   Event Programme published

The full programme for the next event in your area - Pay and Recognition in 2016 - is now in the Next Event section.



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:

https://www.babington.co.uk/webinars/apprenticeship-reforms/



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!



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

Pay and Recognition in 2016 - more for less.

North Kesteven District Council Chamber, 28/6/16, 10.00 - 12.30.

This event will cover issues such as the National Living Wage, differentials, the Gender Pay Gap, reward and motivation. 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: 

https://www.babington.co.uk/webinars/how-will-apprenticeship-levy-work/

 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.