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Calling all teachers and young people across the region

There is still time to register to be part of the largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) for young people in the UK.

The East Midlands Big Bang Fair which is being held at Derby Roundhouse on Thursday 30th June 2016 promises to be the biggest free event in the region, providing 7-19 year olds with a fun and educational experience to help inspire them towards careers using their science and maths subjects.

NLT Training Services

One of our members, NLT Training Services Ltd are looking to recruit a new Head of Operations.

Based at their Chesterfield site, you will have responsibility for managing both the Chesterfield and Scunthorpe operational teams.

The role demands an enthusiastic and highly motivated professional to develop the operational systems, processes and strategies in support of NLT’s aims and objectives.  The successful candidate will be expected to improve management reporting and organisational and curriculum planning.

For full details, click the full job description below.

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Have your learners got hold of their NUS Apprentice extra card yet?

Learners funded through the Derbyshire Network can now get their hands on an Apprentice extra card from NUS. The card gives UK Apprentices a range of exclusive discounts at both high street and online retailers, helping your hard earned cash stretch a little further!


The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has launched the latest in a series of surveys to seek your views on apprenticeship proposals submitted by employers, covering:

  • brand new apprenticeship proposals
  • draft apprenticeship standards
  • draft assessment plans

This survey invites you to comment on Assessment Plan proposals submitted this month by employer groups, before a decision is made on whether to approve them for publication.

This latest document updated on 5 April 2016 provides a list of all the apprenticeship standards that are currently being developed by groups of employers (trailblazers). It identifies their stage of development – including whether they are ready for delivery.

A standard is considered ready for delivery when it has an approved assessment plan and a funding cap assigned.

Read the list of occupations available here: