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New year, new job?

The New Year is a great time to start looking for a new job because so many people are doing the same, meaning a lot of new opportunities open up at this time of year. However, it also means there’s a lot of competition for roles.Follow our tips on how to get ahead of the game and increase your chances of getting on that shortlist:1. Have a planStart with a clear goal by deciding what type of job you’re…

Read more | Jan 04, 2017

Local businesses organise free Christmas dinner for Hyson Green community

Over 100 Hyson residents will enjoy a community Christmas meal on Thursday 22 December thanks to the support of local businesses.A three-course meal, and party games, will be served at the Vine Community Centre in Hyson Green. on Thursday 22 December for those who might not otherwise have a Christmas dinner this year.The event is organised by Sam Burke, an employee at Futures Advice, Skills and Employment,…

Read more | Dec 21, 2016

Nottingham careers guidance experts wins United Nations contract

United Nations Refugee Support unit staff will benefit from careers guidance training thanks to Nottingham-based career development experts, Futures Advice, Skills and Employment.The training, which starts in the New Year, will be delivered to UN staff in Budapest by Futures’ Professional Development Centre in partnership with Liane Hambly Associates. UN staff will work towards a Level 6 certificate…

Read more | Dec 13, 2016

Intensive careers support is a life-changer for youngsters from low-income families

As leading careers guidance experts, we recognise the findings of the recent Social Mobility Commission report into post-16 educational choices and transitions, which finds that pupils from low-income families are much more likely to drop out of education after their GCSEs and far fewer study A-Levels.The research, undertaken by Education Datalab, provides an up-to-date understanding of post-16 educational…

Read more | Dec 08, 2016

Grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 available to boost skills and employment in Northants

Voluntary and community groups that support people who need help preparing for work or training in Northamptonshire could be eligible for a grant of up to £20,000. Organisations with a turnover of less than £300,000 per annum are eligible to apply for the grants which are jointly funded by the European Social Fund and the Skills Funding Agency. The funding supports projects that help engage and progress…

Read more | Nov 24, 2016

Future remains bright for Nottingham’s school leavers

Nottingham City continues to maintain a strong performance tackling levels of NEET (not in education, employment or training) among 16-17 year olds. Nottingham continues to have low NEET levels amongst all 16 to 18 year olds and at 4.4 per cent it is significantly below the national England average of 7.1 per cent. Also very encouraging is the number of ‘not knowns’ which stands at 1.2%. Compare this…

Read more | Nov 14, 2016

Second round of grant money available for community groups which support people into jobs and training in SEMLEP area

Voluntary and community groups that support people who need help preparing for work or training within the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership area could be eligible for a grant of up to £20,000. Organisations with a turnover of less than £300,000 per annum are eligible to apply for the grants which are jointly funded by the European Social Fund and the Skills Funding Agency. The funding…

Read more | Oct 21, 2016

We're delighted to sponsor the Black Achievers Award 2016

We're proud to sponsor the Learning Skills and Employment category at this year’s Black Achievers Award. The event, which takes place on Saturday 22 October at the East Midlands Conference centre, aims to strengthen community cohesion and celebrate the roles and achievements of Black people in Nottingham.The Black Achievers Award is organised by Merlita Bryan, a city councillor in Nottingham’s Arboretum…

Read more | Oct 20, 2016

Chris Leslie MP to visit job support experts

Nottingham East MP Chris Leslie will experience the support that jobseekers benefit from through the National Careers Service when he visits Futures Advice Skills and Employment on Friday 30 September.The Labour MP and former Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer will have a guided tour of Futures’ careers centre on Maid Marian Way where a team of expert advisers provide careers guidance and support to…

Read more | Sep 28, 2016

Advice fair for youngsters preparing their next steps

For many young people, deciding what to do next when they’ve finished school is a difficult and bewildering experience.In the face of stiff competition for entry and graduate level jobs, there is more pressure than ever on young people to make decisions that will ultimately lead to increasing their chances of finding work. That’s where Futures Advice, Skills and Employment come in. Each year in the…

Read more | Sep 27, 2016