Celebrating our National Careers Service contracts win

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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, since its inception in 2012, and more recently in the East of England. In that time we have supported over a quarter of a million adults with careers advice and guidance, with a further 191,970 scheduled to receive support over the next three years.

We will now continue to deliver the service across both regions for the next three years, following a Government-run competitive tender process.

The National Careers Service provides personalised careers information, advice, and guidance services to all adults, via individual and group face-to-face sessions, over the telephone, through digital and social media platforms, with particular emphasis on people who may need more help in developing their career management skills and progressing in work or learning.

Our Chief Executive, John Yarham, responsible for delivery of the National Careers Service in this region, said:

“The team deserves huge congratulations for delivering an impressive service, worthy of retaining these contracts, which was also recognised in our Outstanding grade from Ofsted last year.”

The team delivering this contract has also worked in prisons, providing careers support to those rehabilitating back into the community.

Michelle Wright, Operations Director at Futures, said: “Successfully retaining the delivery of the National Careers Service contracts in these regions is a real boost. It’s also a testament to the hard work and commitment of the teams who have been delivering the service over the recent years.

“I’m so proud of the service we have delivered to hundreds of thousands of adults in our regions. We look forward to continuing to deliver this service and building on the many other programmes we have already established with individuals, employers, schools and colleges.”

For more information about the National Careers Service and what support is available, visit nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk.