The Word on Work
John Says

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

National Careers Service - work with schools in the Central Eastern region

Futures seeks National Careers Service delivery partners to work with schools in the Central Eastern region. Futures Advice, Skills & Employment Ltd is a leading not-for-profit advice, skills & employment organisation. We have over fifteen years experience of enterprising innovation in the advice, guidance, careers andemployability sectors. We work with a wide range of partners to deliver expert…

Read more | Feb 05, 2015

Over £650,000 awarded to East Midlands voluntary and charity groups in 2014 to tackle unemployment

East Midlands-based voluntary and community groups received over £650,000 pounds of funding in the past year to support their work with unemployed people from disadvantaged communities. Forty six organisations benefited from the Community Grants programme, which is managed by Futures Advice Skills and Employment and jointly funded by the Skills Funding Agency and the European Social Fund. Small grants…

Read more | Jan 05, 2015

Targeted careers education for city’s young is key to successful outcomes

Today’s Ofsted annual report blames “burdensome and bureaucratic procedures” for a lack of targeted careers education and support for young people who do not achieve five GCSEs at grades A* to C at school.Recently published data shows considerable variations in how well local authorities track participation in education and training among 16 and 17 year-olds. On average, the activity of 4 per cent…

Read more | Dec 10, 2014

​Call to East Midlands employers to create apprenticeships

Futures Advice, Skills & Employment is appealing to employers across the East Midlands to help create 50 new apprenticeships as their New Year’s Resolution. Since 2012, Futures has supported over 300 young people into apprenticeships. Over 80 per cent of those who completed their apprenticeship have found permanent employment. To ease the burden on employers, Futures directly employs apprentices and…

Read more | Dec 03, 2014

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