The Word on Work
John Says

Lincoln Castle Academy students put through mock interview paces

Interview skills training helps students to think about future careers preparation

Read more | Apr 23, 2015

New delivery partners in Central Eastern to support Careers Inspiration work

We are pleased to announce that delivery of our recently tendered ‘Careers Inspiration and Employability Support in Schools in the Central Eastern Region’ has been awarded to:Beacon East Ltd, providing delivery across the New Anglia LEP areasBedfordshire & Luton Education Business Partnership, providing delivery across the South Midlands LEP areasNorthamptonshire Enterprise Partnership,providing delivery…

Read more | Apr 17, 2015

New careers guidance advice puts emphasis of quality

New government guidance on the provision of careers education, information and guidance (CEIAG) in schools and colleges has put a stronger focus on quality.The new guidelines, which come into effect in September 2015, recommend that: all schools should work towards a quality award for careers education, information, advice and guidancethe equality of independent careers advice should meet the nationally…

Read more | Apr 01, 2015

Appeal to Nottingham employers to support new traineeship programme

Nottingham-based Futures Advice, Skills and Employment is appealing to city employers to support a new traineeship programme for young people.Careers guidance experts, Futures, have linked up with Babington Business College in Nottingham’s Lace Market and WEBS training in Beeston to give young people a step into work. Traineeships combine college training with a work experience placement. They are…

Read more | Mar 30, 2015

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

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

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