News - 11 August 2021

D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership to deliver ‘Skills Bootcamps’

Following a successful pilot, the D2N2 LEP has been announced as one of several organisations across the country to deliver the expanded national Skills Bootcamp programme.

Skills Bootcamps are flexible courses of up to 16 weeks, giving people the opportunity to build up sector-specific skills and fast-track to an interview with a local employer.

The programme has been developed by the Government as part of the Lifetime Skills Guarantee and Plan for Jobs, in partnership with employers, providers and local authorities, to help people develop the skills that are in demand and get a better job.

As the D2N2 LEP steps up its drive to help employers and the local economy the new courses will be helping even more adults gain digital skills. Digital skills are not just for digital jobs. These skills are becoming increasingly essential across a vast array of jobs and sectors in the modern workforce – 82% of all job openings online request digital skills.

Working with our delivery partners and the Greater Lincolnshire LEP, the new courses will include:

  • Coding and software development
  • IT, Networking and Infrastructure
  • Cyber and system security
  • Digital Marketing

The free courses are open to anyone aged 19 or over and are employed, self-employed, have recently become unemployed or are returning to work after a break.

Employers and individuals can find out more at on the .gov website.

Training is vital to the region’s recovery

Speaking about the new announcement, Elizabeth Fagan, Chair of the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership, said:

“Training in the skills of the future and the skills we know our employers need is critical to our region’s economic recovery and our long-term growth.

“The Skills Bootcamps will complement the many local schemes that are already up and running across our region. I would urge prospective learners and employers to see what training and course options are available.”

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