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When I’m older I want to be…

Nottingham City pupils in Years 8 and 9 will get a taste of the world of work at Give yourself ‘The Edge’ on Wednesday 27th April 2016 at the Harvey Hadden Sports Village.700 pupils are attending to better understand the growth sectors in Nottingham, the types of careers they offer and to meet employers. The purpose of the event is to help inform their decision-making when selecting subject options…

Read more | Apr 25, 2016

Radical approach to tackle social inequality and create jobs in Nottingham

One of the biggest programmes of its kind in the country was launched in Nottingham this morning to support 16-24 year olds into sustainable jobs.The £6.9m Nottingham Works initiative was unveiled in Bulwell by Graham Allen MP, Nottingham City Cllr Nick McDonald and John Yarham, chief executive of Futures Advice.The programme will help unemployed, NEET (those who aren’t in employment or training) and…

Read more | Apr 20, 2016

'Develop' is the first education business partnership to achieve Career Mark

Develop is the first education business partnership (EBP) in the country to achieve Career Mark status, a quality award for careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) following an assessment of its provision of careers support and guidance to students.Career Mark, which is administered by Futures Advice, Skills & Employment, a leading provider of employment skills training and support,…

Read more | Apr 15, 2016

We've supported 10,000 people into work or training last year across the East Midlands

Over 10,000 East Midlands jobless adults found work or training during the last 12 months thanks to our delivery of the National Careers Service.The service provides impartial careers advice to all adults aged 19 plus and 18-year-olds who are not in education, employment or training (NEET) and/or registered with Job Centre Plus. In 2014 we were awarded a new three-year contract to deliver the (NCS)…

Read more | Apr 13, 2016

Employers wanted for 'Give yourself The Edge' event

Aspire, in collaboration with the Edge Foundation, is inviting employers to showcase their sector at the Give yourself ‘The Edge’ event on Wednesday 27 April 2016 at the Harvey Hadden Sports Village.The event will be attended by 800 Year 8 and 9 pupils from schools across Nottingham City. It will raise aspirations, increase motivation and build awareness of careers in key priority sectors in the D2N2…

Read more | Mar 29, 2016

Inspiring young people to reach their potential

Pupils who lack confidence, struggle academically or are disengaged will be inspired to reach their potential and open their eyes to a world of career opportunities. On Thursday 10 March 160 pupils in Years nine and 10 from seven Nottingham schools will attend ‘Bridging the Gap to Success’. The event is designed to support young people's understanding of the world of work and the possibilities it can…

Read more | Mar 09, 2016

Celebrating careers advice during National Careers Week 2016

We’re delighted to be supporting National Careers Week 2016.This year’s theme is Future Jobs. In his blog our chief executive, John Yarham, discusses why 2016 is an important year for the jobs market. The annual celebration of careers advice provides an opportunity to showcase the great work that is happening up and down the country.Over the last 12 months we have given careers advice and guidance…

Read more | Mar 08, 2016

National apprenticeship award for Nottinghamshire County Council & Futures Advice

Nottinghamshire County Council and Futures Advice, Skills and Employment have received national recognition for its joint work to support apprenticeship recruitment at the council. The project won the bronze award for support to the apprenticeship sector at the Apprenticeships 4 England awards last night (Thursday 25 February) at the Emirates Stadium in London.To date, 206 apprentices have been employed…

Read more | Feb 26, 2016

Problem with receiving emails

During Saturday we lost the ability to receive emails, this issue has now been resolved. If you tried to contact anyone at Futures between Saturday 20th and Monday 21st before 15:00, they won’t have received it. We apologise for this inconvenience, but please do get back in touch.

Read more | Feb 23, 2016

Parrots have bones in their tongues. Or is it giraffes?

My 11-year-old daughter is a sponge. She picks up on and absorbs everything that is said - not always accurately, but enough to get a gist of what’s been discussed. Her fact of the moment is that parrots have bones in their tongues. Except she couldn’t remember if it was parrots or giraffes. Last week she attended a workshop with a dramatist. And, unsurprisingly, she now wants to go to drama college…

Read more | Feb 15, 2016