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Funding secures support for families and children with special educational needs

We have been awarded over £68,000 in government funding to continue helping children, young people and their families through the Education, Health and Care (EHC) needs assessment.The funding will allow the service to continue until at least April 2017 with the possibility of this stretching until April 2018.An EHC is for children and young people aged up to 25 who need more support than is available…

Read more | Jul 18, 2016

Support for jobseekers and employers given a boost in Nottingham

The Nottingham Jobs Hub – a unique partnership between the City Council and the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) – will be strengthened by the addition of leading careers guidance and advice experts - Futures Advice, Skills and Employment. The Jobs Hub is a one-stop shop which brings together careers advisers and employment and skills specialists who work together to help match the recruitment…

Read more | Jul 15, 2016

Grants available for community groups to support people into jobs and training

We have been selected by the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) to administer the Community Grants Fund across the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership area and the Northamptonshire Local Enterprise Partnership area. Jointly funded by the SFA and the European Social Fund, the grants give voluntary and community groups (with a turnover of less than £300,000 per annum) an opportunity to access…

Read more | Jul 12, 2016

Exams over? Boost your employability skills

Nottingham-based careers guidance specialists, Futures Advice, is urging young people to make the most of the summer months to boost their employability skills.Students who have been sitting GCSE, A-Level or equivalent exams recently, should consider doing something proactive over the summer which may impress future employers. This could involve getting a part-time job, volunteering, or attending courses…

Read more | Jun 21, 2016

Futures judged as excellent in national supply chain/sub-contractor assessment

Futures Advice, Skills and Employment is delighted to have been rated ‘excellent’, the highest score that an organisation can achieve, in its recent Merlin assessment – the national assessment of supply chain/sub-contractor management.The report highlighted a number of key areas in which Futures performs particularly well. It found that: Futures continues to demonstrate a robust and detailed knowledge…

Read more | Jun 01, 2016

A bright future for many redundant Imperial Tobacco staff thanks to support of careers specialists

Once producing more than 150m cigarettes a day and employing thousands of people at its height in the 1930s, Imperial Tobacco has been one of Nottingham’s biggest employers for decades.But on 19 May, the factory finishes production and the majority of its employees leave the business on the 27 May.Since its closure was announced in 2014, Nottingham based careers advice and guidance experts - Futures…

Read more | May 17, 2016

Careers Inspiration (in Custody) visits Westminster

Clive Anderson, Learning Skills & Employment Manager of HMP Glen Parva and Sarah Bull, National Careers Service Inspiration Manager (prisons) joined Ian Hodgkinson, Derby based builder and Amanda Solloway (MP Derbyshire North) at Westminster earlier in May for a Building Britain’s Future event which showcased bricklaying skills.Ian’s apprentices built a wall on Speakers Green in front of Big Ben within…

Read more | May 17, 2016

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