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D2N2 Provider Charter


D2N2 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, it is a commitment towards working together closely to build a coherent set of requirements and solutions to skill shortage and job creation at a local and regional level.


To achieve the ambitions of the D2N2 Strategic economic Plan the infrastructure and conditions that will support business, enterprise and employment growth need to be created. essential to this is a fit-for-purpose skills and training system that ensures our people are properly prepared for work, which enables employers to access the skilled workers they need and supports people, including our most disadvantaged individuals, to develop their skills and employability to gain, retain and enhance employment and earnings.

Greater employer ownership of skills and training is essential to drive enterprise, jobs and growth within the D2N2 area. this Charter demonstrates a commitment from training and skills providers working within the region to align their skills offer to match employer need and demand with the aim of creating a sustainable market for skills development within the region that:

  • Continually adapts to drive enterprise and growth
  • Produces high quality training provision
  • Creates more opportunities for young people
  • is less reliant on government intervention
  • Deepens engagement between business and training providers

This approach is essential to realising the ambition set out in the D2N2 Skills for Growth Strategy and the target of creating 55,000 jobs in D2N2 by 2023. This will be achieved by working together in four key areas that address the six key priorities, which underpin the Skills for Growth Strategy:

Key Area 1 - Employer and Sector Led Demand

Employers and employees know what training is best for them. Working together in partnership with employees, trade unions, colleges, training providers, sector led organisations and industry membership bodies, employers should be driving the design and delivery of skills solutions to develop their skills base to enable them to compete locally, nationally and globally.

Key Priorities:

  • Develop Sector Growth agreements for each D2N2 Key Sector
  • Improve Business Leadership and Management Skills

Key Area 2 - Apprenticeships and Traineeships

Apprenticeships and traineeships are at the heart of Government policy. the programmes are concerned with bringing together individuals, who are motivated and working hard to develop themselves; with employers, who are investing in their own success whilst supporting a programme with wider social and economic value.

Key Priority:

  • Promote apprenticeships and traineeships

Key Area 3 - Employability of all Young People

Many young people are leaving school and college with serious shortfalls in their employability skills. the Confederation of British industry (CBi) report that over two thirds of employers want to see the development of employability skills among young people at school and at college made more of a priority.

Key Priorities:

  • Foster enterprise, entrepreneurial Behaviour, Career adaptability and resilience
  • Raise the visibility of and access to Careers insights

Key Area 4 - Graduate Recruitment and Retention

Graduates and graduate level skills are an important part of the D2N2 economy. increasing levels of graduate recruitment and retention will help to deliver the aspirations set out within the ‘Strategic economic Plan’ and ‘Skills for Growth Strategy’ particularly in relation to a more resilient, knowledge intensive, higher skilled economy.

Key Priority:

  • Promote Graduate recruitment and Facilitate Graduate retention in the region.

The full D2N2 Provider Charter can be viewed here.

For any queries about the D2N2 Provider Charter please contact D2N2 LEP on 0115 957 8250.