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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

Futures supports aspiring leaders

We’re delighted to take such an active role in The Future Leaders of Nottingham both as participants and by playing a key role in shaping its ongoing success. Established by Nottingham City Council in partnership with the Renewal Trust and Communities Inc, The Future Leaders of Nottingham is a city-wide positive action initiative. It encourages participation from under-represented groups and focuses…

Read more | Jul 26, 2017

Inspiring careers in the NHS and social care

Health and social care providers in Nottingham teamed up with local careers experts from Futures Advice, Skills and Employment to address staff shortages and tackle future recruitment needs in the sector.Students from four Nottingham City schools attended a health and social care skills show on Wednesday 19 July at the Trent Simulation & Clinical Skills Centre (QMC campus). There they had hands-on…

Read more | Jul 17, 2017

Start an apprenticeship this summer with Nottingham City Council

After a successful recruitment drive earlier in the year, Futures Advice, Skills and Employment is recruiting more apprentices to start work this summer at Nottingham City Council. Apprenticeship vacancies will be available within the council’s business administration and customer service teams as well as varied roles within trading standards, energy services, education and child and adolescent mental…

Read more | Jun 28, 2017

Jobs and career inspiration for 11 year olds in Nottingham

Aspire – Nottingham’s business and education partnership – has teamed up with The Edge Foundation to inspire over 800 Year 7 Nottingham City school pupils about the world of work.The Give Yourself the Edge event on Wed 21 June at the Harvey Hadden Sports Village, will help youngsters make better informed choices about which subjects they choose which may help shape future job and career opportunities.…

Read more | Jun 09, 2017