People & Skills Projects - 06 March 2015

D2N2 skills strategy supports National Apprenticeship Week 2015

National Apprenticeship Week next week (March 9 to 13) is being backed by D2N2; the Local Enterprise Partnership for Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

UK apprenticeships and their positive impact on apprentices themselves, businesses and the wider economy will be celebrated throughout the week. As part of D2N2’s drive to create economic growth, a more competitive economy – and 55,000 jobs in its area in ten years (by 2023) – it works closely with colleges and further education training providers through its ‘Skills for Growth Strategy’.

Working with businesses and enabling them to influence the skills priorities in the area, creating quality apprenticeships relevant to business needs and extending the higher apprenticeship offer to provide in-work career pathways is key to the Local Enterprise Partnership’s mission of promoting a skilled workforce which boosts economic growth; and this is reflected in our Apprenticeship Growth Plan strategy.

Skills In Focus

Rolls Royce Apprentice Ceire Bennett with a 535 turbofan model she helped to build

Mark Townsend, Apprentice Ambassador to the Skills & Employment Commission and Managing Director of Derry Building Services, said:

“Apprenticeships are a great route into work for young people, and a really credible alternative to University. Not only do they provide individuals with industry recognised qualifications, and valuable practical skills, they also allow companies to mould them to their own culture, ethics and practices to best suit their business needs. I started my career as an apprentice, as did over 70% of our workforce, so I know first-hand the benefits apprenticeships can bring to a business.”

To see National Apprenticeship Week 2015 events in the D2N2 area go to government information website

Or for other activities during National Apprenticeship Week go to the D2N2 website at

To learn more about the D2N2’s Skills for Growth Strategy and Apprenticeship Growth Plan see website or speak to D2N2 Commissioning Manager (Skills and Employability) Katrina Woodward, on 0115 957 8753 or email:

Latest News & Events

19 September 2023

Spotlight on our D2N2 Enterprise Advisers: meet Anna Smith, Enterprise Adviser, Da Vinci Academy, Derby

Read Article

14 September 2023

Spotlight on our D2N2 Enterprise Advisers: meet Amanda Stevenson-Bate, Enterprise Adviser, Derby Moor Spencer Academy, Derby

Read Article

07 September 2023

D2N2 Cornerstone Employers discuss the Social Value Act and the importance of supporting local schools in new film

Read Article

06 September 2023

Former ‘Megawatt Valley’ to metamorphose into hydrogen heartland with the launch of East Midlands Hydrogen – the UK’s largest inland hydrogen cluster

Read Article

05 September 2023

Derby Museums publishes report revealing the impressive social impact of the Museum of Making capital project

Read Article

31 August 2023

D2N2 is seeking delivery partners for Wave 5 of Skills Bootcamps in Digital and Green Skills

Read Article

22 August 2023

D2N2 Skills Bootcamps provider Althaus Digital rated Outstanding by Ofsted

Read Article

11 August 2023

D2N2 search for service provider to establish an Early Stage Angel Investment Fund

Read Article

11 August 2023

D2N2 LEP CEO Will Morlidge broadcasts live on BBC Radio Derby

Read Article

10 August 2023

Make your business smarter with Made Smarter East Midlands

Read Article

Get in touch.

Subscribe to get our latest updates.

Sign up

D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership
8 Experian Way


Our Partners