Employability needs to be part of a coherent career development and work related programme in schools, delivered in partnership with education, employers, and careers professionals

D2N2 Employability Framework Toolkit

The D2N2 Employability Framework is a shared language for young people and employers, and reflects the common concerns of key stakeholders on behalf of young people across the area.

A toolkit has been developed to aid schools in assessing their Employability, Careers and Enterprise ACTIVITY, to link it to the schools STRATEGY, and to measure and record the IMPACT.

STEP 1: Employability Assessment

STEP 2: Evaluation Guide

STEP 3: Self Evaluation Assessment

Where a school has a nominated Enterprise Coordinator they are able to provide to support to the school to use and implement the D2N2 Employability Framework. If you do not have an Enterprise Coordinator working with the school and you would like support in using the toolkit please contact ktiawowr@22e.rarn.odaddnlpog.

A mapping tool has been developed which shows how the D2N2 Employability Framework can be used with other frameworks, standards and awards. An example format for a School Careers, Employability and Enterprise Strategy can be accessed here.

D2N2 Escalators

The D2N2 Escalators are a resource that have been devised by employers and young people. They provide an overview of the sector, the various job opportunities available and the routes to access them (employed, vocational and educational).

Creative Industries
Food and Drink Manufacturing
Health and Social Care
Life Sciences
Low Carbon
Transport and Logistics
Transport Equipment Manufacturing
Visitor Economy

About Your Area Resource Sheets

These resource sheets are aimed at providing young people with information about their local area - people, businesses, schools, top 5 industries for jobs, employment and skills levels.

Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire


Derby and Derbyshire (Economic Profile)

Amber Valley
Derbyshire Dales
High Peak
North East Derbyshire
South Derbyshire

Nottingham and Nottinghamshire

Newark and Sherwood

D2N2 Employability Case Studies

New Mills School, Derbyshire
Employability Event, Chesterfield 2016

Weekly Apprenticeship & Traineeship Vacancies by D2N2 Local Authority Area

The Education & Skills Funding Agency, National Apprenticeship Service make available each week a list of current Apprenticeship & Traineeship vacancies per local authority area. To access the lists per D2N2 local authority area please click on the link below. Select the week you wish to view, then select the relevant local authority spreadsheet.

Weekly Apprenticeship & Traineeship Vacancies

These vacancies can be accessed by using the Reference number or by searching for the learning provider on Find an apprentice (Faa) online.  Find an Apprenticeship

Please note that some vacancies may only be advertised by the employer. If you can not find a vacancy on Faa it may be worth checking out the employer website too.