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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

Council boosts funding for apprenticeships

Mansfield District Council (MDC) has approved £100k of funding to create further apprenticeship opportunities within the council.The funding, which comes from the council’s Economic Stimulus Fund, will enable MDC to host a number of apprentices through its partnership with Futures Training.  Available apprenticeships include: Customer Service Business and Administration Construction Vehicle Maintenance…

Read more | Sep 20, 2016

Sokana enjoys 'eye-opening' work experience with Futures

We are often extolling the virtues of work experience placements, both from the employer and the young person’s point of view. Recently we offered a five day placement for 15 year old Bulwell Academy pupil, Sokana Poswa.Sokana first heard about Futures Advice at an event commissioned by Careers Inspiration Manager, Ashreen Seethal.The event was funded by Aspire, Nottingham city’s Education Business…

Read more | Sep 09, 2016

Employers help Nottinghamshire pupils prepare for work with mock job interviews

Futures Advice, Skills and Employment is helping young people prepare for the world of work by holding an ‘Interview Skills Day’ at Selston High School near Ashfield on Tuesday 13th September.  The workshop is one of many run by Futures Advice across Nottinghamshire as part of its delivery of the National Careers Service Careers Inspiration contract and involves pupils experiencing ‘mock interviews’…

Read more | Sep 09, 2016

Snap up jobs advice on Nottingham’s beach

Futures Advice, Skills and Employment, and Nottingham City Council have joined forces to promote services and advice to people in need of help finding work or training.Together they have recruited the services of Careers Croc, a cute and friendly crocodile from which they can ‘snap up’ careers advice on Nottingham’s beach on Friday 26 August.Jobs, training and education provision is in sharp focus…

Read more | Aug 24, 2016

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