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Boost of £100,000 in central east England for apprenticeships

The National Careers Service in the central east of England has been awarded £100,000 to support people into apprenticeships who may not have seen them as a viable employment option in the past. The National Careers Service will target funding focussing on gaps to existing provision and support available in the area.The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance across England…

Read more | Dec 14, 2017

£100,000 apprenticeship investment to the East Midlands

The National Careers Service in the East Midlands has been awarded £100,000 to support people into apprenticeships who may not have seen them as a viable employment option in the past. The National Careers Service will target funding focussing on gaps to existing provision and support available in the area.The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance across England to help…

Read more | Dec 14, 2017

Digital Skills Show in Nottingham City Inspires Students

Tuesday the 5th December will see 180 students from across the city of Nottingham come together to experience a variety of interactive digital activities. The Digital Skills Show will take place between 9.00am-3.00pm at The National Videogame Arcade. It is aimed at year 7 and 8 students to generate interest, excitement and awareness of digital careers.Employers supporting the delivery of the event…

Read more | Dec 04, 2017

Futures wins £390k government contract to deliver key training programmes

Futures Advice, Skills and Employment have secured £390,000 of adult education funding to deliver valuable training schemes across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.Futures are an Ofsted rated ‘outstanding’ provider, based on Sherwood Rise in Nottingham. We will be delivering funded training schemes both for those out of work, and employees looking to upskill while in the workplace.Our first programme…

Read more | Nov 07, 2017

School leavers’ futures more certain as NEET figures remain low in Nottingham

Figures out this week show over 96% of post-Year 11 students in Nottingham have gone into education, employment or training.With just 78 young people across the city showing as not in education, employment or training (NEET), the number continues to sit at an all time low. There are just 15 young people across the city whose position is not yet known; a testament to the outstanding work Futures undertakes…

Read more | Oct 10, 2017

Futures acquires Loughborough based apprenticeship agency

Futures Advice, Skills and Employment is an Ofsted rated Outstanding social enterprise at the forefront of providing jobs and skills advice, training and apprenticeships to support young people and adults into work or training. Futures is a registered government apprenticeship training agency, this enables us to offer companies new to apprenticeships expert advice and support in apprenticeships and…

Read more | Oct 09, 2017

Experience of Health and Social Care career opportunities for Nottinghamshire school children

Health and social care providers in Nottinghamshire have teamed up with local careers experts from Futures Advice, Skills and Employment giving young people and opportunity to understand the breadth of the career choices the health and social care sector can provide. Students from Christ the King and The Ashfield School will attend a Health and Social Care skills show on Friday 6 October at the King’s…

Read more | Oct 05, 2017

Futures capitalise on social investment experience with the appointment of Matt Davis

Matt Davis joined Futures Advice, Skills and Employment in August and brings with him more than 17 years’ worth of experience in the voluntary sector (VCS), having worked for national, local and regional charities, social businesses and social housing providers. Matt has primarily worked across London and the East Midlands. Matt’s experience of high-value fundraising is broad, having worked on projects…

Read more | Oct 02, 2017

Young people applaud quality of careers advice

An incredible 99 per cent of the 305 14-18 year old students who had careers advice from Futures during April to June this year, said that they were clear about their career plans after getting advice, compared to only 62 per cent before receiving help. Futures’ professionally trained careers advisers provide one-to-one advice in many schools across Nottinghamshire and Nottingham city, as well…

Read more | Aug 16, 2017

Up to £20k available for community and voluntary job seeker support organisations

Grants of up to £20k available for voluntary and community skills organisations Voluntary and community groups in the South East Midlands area which engage and progress ‘hard to reach’ individuals towards the labour market could be eligible for grants of up to £20,000.The funding is available to support a wide range of creative and innovative activity that increases someone’s chances of finding a job…

Read more | Aug 02, 2017