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Redundant miners find new jobs thanks to help of careers specialists

Former Thoresby Colliery miners who were made redundant following the closure of the pit have found new jobs and training thanks to the support of Nottinghamshire-based Futures Advice, Skills and Employment.New jobs that ex-miners are now embarking on include health and safety management, LGV driving, production managing, data clerks in hospitals, warehouse operatives, electrical engineering and team…

Read more | Sep 02, 2015

Preferred Provider Framework (PPF) Refresh

We’re refreshing the details of organisations we hold on our framework of approved suppliers originally designed to identify organisations suitable to deliver the National Careers Service contracts in the East Midlands and Central Eastern Regions. Our PPF which is designed to complement the frameworks used by other Employment Related Support Services such as the Skills Funding Agency, enables us to…

Read more | Aug 26, 2015

Cultural shift in attitude towards apprenticeships needed to plug skills gaps

The head of one of the East Midlands’ leading careers, skills and advice organisations has suggested that there are serious consequences for the growth of our economy if too many young people do not follow the right career/education paths when they leave school.Last week the Prime Minister launched a consultation on the proposal to create a levy on large employers to pay for apprenticeship growth.…

Read more | Aug 24, 2015

Increasing numbers of Nottinghamshire schools giving pupils work experience

Futures Advice, Skills & Employment is receiving an increasing number of requests from Nottinghamshire schools for help with organising work experience opportunities for their pupils. During the last 12 months Futures has supported over 3200 students from 40 schools and academies to secure work experience placements for students. This is an increase of 24 per cent compared with last year.Futures provides…

Read more | Aug 05, 2015

National Careers Service delivery in the Central Eastern region

Futures are currently seeking to widen our network of National Careers Service deliverers within the Central Eastern region. For the purpose of this opportunity the region will cover Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Central Bedfordshire, Bedfordshire, Luton, Milton Keynes, Suffolk, Norfolk and Peterborough only. Organisations already delivering National Careers Service Core delivery (not including Careers…

Read more | Aug 05, 2015

Call to join our Central Eastern framework for sub-contracted provision

Futures are currently seeking to widen our network of National Careers Service deliverers within the Central Eastern region. For the purpose of this opportunity the region will cover Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Central Bedfordshire, Bedfordshire, Luton, Milton Keynes, Suffolk, Norfolk and Peterborough only. Organisations already delivering National Careers Service Core delivery (not including Careers…

Read more | Aug 04, 2015

‘NEET’ figures don’t reflect true picture

Nottingham's NEET figures, which record the numbers of young people who are ‘not in education, employment or training’, quoted in the article “City’s school leavers are dropping of NEET grid” (Nottingham Post Tuesday 28 July) are actually a cause for celebration as they are at a record low. The Department of Education figures, which are used to inform the article, are released quarterly. In March of…

Read more | Jul 29, 2015

Market Rasen’s De Aston School praised for its provision of student careers support

De Aston School in Market Rasen, Lincolnshire has been awarded Career Mark accreditation in recognition of the quality of the careers advice and guidance it provides students. Career Mark is a quality award for careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG), which is validated by The Quality in Careers Standard Board (QiCS). The award is a comprehensive careers development toolkit which…

Read more | Jul 15, 2015

Belper School students inspired by region’s leading employers

Employees from Rolls Royce will be among the employers inspiring pupils at an employer engagement day at Belper School in Derbyshire on Friday 26 June. The work is part of the National Careers Service’s Careers Inspiration programme. Employees from Rolls Royce will be joined by management consultancy Cap Gemini, careers advice specialists Futures Advice, Skills and Employment, training providers Ingeus…

Read more | Jun 26, 2015

Ground-breaking project in Nottingham leads to significant reduction in youth unemployment

Some of the ‘hardest to reach’ young people in Nottingham have gained qualifications, employment and experienced other benefits thanks to a three-year Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) Innovation Fund (IF) backed initiative.The funding was awarded to Nottingham City Council in January 2012. The three-year social impact bonds (SIBs) pilot project was the only DWP Innovation Fund-backed scheme in…

Read more | Jun 18, 2015

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