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Futures project for young people takes share of £4m fund

Our project to help young people educated outside of the mainstream school system, get into further education or employment, has been given a huge boost thanks to the Alternative Provision Innovation Fund. It was announced yesterday by Schools Standards Minister, Nick Gibb, that we have been selected as one of just nine innovative schemes across the country to benefit from a £4million fund…

Read more | Aug 07, 2018

Celebrating our National Careers Service contracts win

We are delighted to announce that we have again secured the prestigious National Careers Service contracts for the East Midlands and East of England regions, supporting adults with their career options. Combined, the contracts are worth £23.5m to the business over the next three years. We’re really proud of what we have already delivered for the National Careers Service in the East Midlands,…

Read more | Jul 23, 2018

Futures Wins New Contract Providing Support to Children, Young People and Families

Today we launch a new service bringing together the services of AskUs, Iris and SEND engagement to create a new Information, Advice and Support Service across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, known as an IASS. Amanda Payne, Operations Manager for the new IASS service said: "We will have feedback at every stage of our service offer and so would love to hear from families about what works well. We…

Read more | Jul 02, 2018

Committing to Nottingham and training 160 Nottingham citizens

We’re proud to announce that this summer we have made our first property investment in the heart of Nottingham, as well as training 160 local people at our new training facility in the city centre.We have been working from the newly purchased premises on Maid Marian Way in the citycentre for the past few years, running our customer support centre. This high street position enables us to offer a walk-in…

Read more | Jun 27, 2018

Work Experience Really Does Work, get involved 2nd – 6th July

We’re working with the N2 Skills & Employment Board, to help more employers access the benefits of work experience and to facilitate social mobility.

Read more | Jun 27, 2018

Lottery funding boosts £2m employment programme for Notts youth

Nearly £900,000 funding from Big Lottery’s Life Chances Fund has been secured to change the lives of more than 500 young people across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.The money will bolster a project set up by a local partnership between Futures, Nottingham City Council and Nottinghamshire County Council, to provide targeted employment and skills support to young people with special education needs…

Read more | May 09, 2018

National Careers Service Subcontracting Opportunity

We are inviting organisations to submit Expression of Interest tenders to work with us to deliver the National Careers Service Area Based Contract in the Central Eastern and East Midlands. We are interested in receiving EOIs for delivery in the following areas: Cambridgeshire, Central Bedfordshire, Milton Keynes, Peterborough, Buckinghamshire, Essex and Northamptonshire.We have a preference for organisations…

Read more | Apr 30, 2018

Proud to have CDI Careers Manager of the year working at Futures

We are celebrating at Futures as one of our team has taken home an award at the Career Development Institute’s UK Career Awards earlier this month.Darren Scott, our Lincolnshire Team Manager won the ‘Careers Service Manager of the Year’ category at this year’s awards ceremony, which took place at Leeds’ Hilton Hotel on March 7th.Darren’s team includes 11 careers advisers who work across the Lincolnshire…

Read more | Mar 23, 2018

Futures training programme sees 87% of participants offered jobs with Alea Casino, Nottingham

In November last year leading careers advice, training and employment service, Futures Advice, Skills & Employment was awarded a contract from government to deliver adult training schemes across the East Midlands. The programme supports unemployed people by equipping them with the skills and knowledge needed in a modern workplace, preparing them to apply for jobs and attend interviews. Futures…

Read more | Mar 14, 2018

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