The Word on Work
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‘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

I am Callum Barrett - Apprentice

To celebrate Vocational Qualification (VQ) day we are introducing Callum, one of our apprentices. VQ day celebrates vocational achievement and the benefits of practical, technical and vocational learning.

Read more | Jun 09, 2015

Nottingham primary school children inspired by careers week

A ‘careers week’ at Brocklewood Primary School in Broxtowe, which runs from Tuesday 9th – Friday 12th June will help inspire 5-11 year olds about their future careers.The week of activity has been facilitated by Nottingham’s new education and business partnership, Aspire, which was launched in March to help young people nurture their skills and enthusiasm for the world of work.Talking to Brocklewood…

Read more | Jun 09, 2015

Inspiring tomorrow’s workforce, today

Over the last six months 110 schools across the East Midlands and parts of central and eastern England have benefitted from careers advice and support thanks to a national Careers Inspiration programme.Nottingham-based Futures Advice, Skills and Employment is contracted by the National Careers Service to deliver Careers Inspiration to schools in the East Midlands and across parts of central and eastern…

Read more | Jun 08, 2015

Bosworth Academy praised for its provision of student careers support

Bosworth Academy in Leicestershire has had a very positive assessment of its provision of careers support and guidance to students. Subject to an internal quality assurance process, the Academy has successfully achieved the Career Mark quality award.Career Mark is a quality award for careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG), which is validated by The Quality in Careers Standard Board…

Read more | May 27, 2015

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

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