Latest News

14 Aug

Impact of lost businesses felt in latest employment figures

The impact of a number of high-profile business closures earlier in the year has begun to filter through to the unemployment figures for the East Midlands.

14 Aug

Rural Community Awards Now Open

The Plunkett Foundation is welcoming applications for this year’s annual awards celebrating achievements of rural community businesses in tackling rural issues.

08 Aug

Seasalt launches new IT support partnership with Retail Assist

Cornish womenswear retailer, Seasalt has partnered with Retail Assist for IT Support

Skills & Employability

If you are planning to develop your established business or considering starting a new enterprise ensuring that your business has the correct skills in place to make your business successful is crucially important.

Managing a successful business of any size requires access to different skills, either your own skills or that of your workforce. As a business develops, the range and complexity of the skills needed by the business requires continuous development.

SKILLS Local

Support employers to address identified skills gaps, including for higher level skills and transferable skills.


EMPLOY Local

The EMPLOY Local programme supports the unemployed to take up opportunities leading to employment and economic activity.


Stay Ahead

StayAhead offers grant funding to SME’s to access training solutions for their existing workforce. Individuals must work in one of five target sectors: construction, creative and digital industries, health and social care, low carbon or transport equipment manufacturing.


Employing Staff

Key employment advice and information needed throughout the employment lifecycle.


Apprenticeships

An employers guide to apprenticeships.


Financing Skills & Employment

Businesses can access financial support to employ people or to develop their existing staff.


Financing Skills & Employment - Developing Skills

This section contains a list of local and national incentive schemes which support the development of skills.


Provider Charter

Across the D2N2 area our providers have recognised that they cannot function completely independently. This ‘Provider Charter’ is testament to their desire to work alongside of D2N2 in partnership to help bring about new jobs, skills and economic growth.