The Word on Work

New initiative will inspire school pupils to prepare for future careers

Futures Advice, Skills and Employment and Nottingham City Council have launched Aspire – a new initiative bringing together city businesses and schools to help inspire young people to prepare for their future careers. Spearheaded by Nottingham City Council and delivered by Futures, primary and secondary school students will receive support from trained careers professionals and inspirational business…

Read more | Mar 27, 2015

Leicester to host major careers and options fair later this year

Local employers, colleges, universities, sixth forms and training providers will be exhibiting at a major careers and opportunities fair at Leicester’s King Power Stadium on Tuesday 22 September 2015.Supported by the National Careers Service’s ‘Careers Inspiration’ programme, the fair is aimed at 14-19 year olds who are considering their next steps. They will have a chance to meet with and talk to…

Read more | Mar 20, 2015

Numbers of 16 and 17 year olds in education or training at all-time high in Nottingham

A record number of 16 and 17 and year olds (92.3%) in Nottingham City are now in further education, employment or training. This means that Nottingham has the highest number of summer 2014 school leavers in further education, employment or training of all the Core Cities* and more than the national average which is 90.2%.The figures were published today by the Department for Education (DfE) which makes…

Read more | Mar 13, 2015

Over 80 new apprenticeships created in Nottinghamshire

Eighty eight 16-19 year old apprentices have been employed by small businesses in Nottinghamshire thanks to funding from Nottinghamshire County Council.The funding, which is provided by Nottinghamshire County Council, and is administered by Futures Advice, Skills and Employment encourages local employers to recruit an apprentice for the first time, helping them to grow their business, whilst supporting…

Read more | Mar 06, 2015

More funding made available to support people ‘furthest from jobs market’ in the East Midlands

Building on its success as a grant-awarding body, Futures Advice, Skills & Employment has been given a further £263,000 by the European Social Fund (ESF) and Skills Funding Agency to help people who face significant barriers to employment across the East Midlands.The funding has been provided to support voluntary and community groups through small grants of between £5k and £15k. This brings to £983,000…

Read more | Mar 05, 2015

Encouraging start for new National Careers Service contract

Over 33,000 jobless adults have received careers guidance and support in the last four months thanks to Futures Advice, Skills and Employment’s delivery of the National Careers Service.In October 2014, Futures Advice, Skills and Employment began two new three-year contracts to deliver the National Careers Service (NCS) across an area of the country described as the central eastern region* and throughout…

Read more | Mar 04, 2015

Work experience - key to shaping future careers

During the last 12 months Futures Advice, Skills and Employment has supported 2300 students from 32 schools and academies to secure work experience placements for students.Work experience is an invaluable way of getting an insight into the workplace. It can help shape career ambitions, boost CVs and get a foot in the door of a workplace that can lead to eventual job offers. With fewer schools offering…

Read more | Mar 03, 2015

We’re supporting LifeSkills National Careers Week 2015

We are delighted to be selected as an official ‘ambassador’ for this year’s National Careers Week supported by Barclays LifeSkills. National Careers Week runs from Monday 2 – Friday 6 March and is designed to promote the importance of careers advice and guidance for young people. As an ambassador, Futures will be raising awareness of local and regional opportunities.Nationally one in five (764,000)…

Read more | Mar 02, 2015

Thomas Keble School in Gloucestershire praised for careers education

Thomas Keble School in Eastcombe is the first Gloucestershire school to be awarded a Career Mark and rated by Ofsted as ‘outstanding’ for the quality of the careers support it offers students.The school is committed to preparing pupils for the world of work and supporting them to identify potential career paths.  The school has put in place an extensive careers education, information, advice and guidance…

Read more | Feb 18, 2015

Keith Vaz MP opens new adult careers support centre in Leicester

Futures Advice, Skills & Employment - one of the region’s leading provider of advice, training and careers support - has opened a new job centre in Leicester city at 80-82 Charles Street, LE1 1FB. Futures has been awarded a contract to deliver the National Careers Service contract for the East Midlands and has recently expanded its delivery into Leicestershire. It will provide free and impartial advice…

Read more | Feb 06, 2015

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