The Word on Work
John Says

Work trials prove popular with new recruits and employer

As part of National Work Experience Week, Futures Advice, Skills and Employment is calling for more employers to follow in its footsteps to use work trials to help engage with young recruits and appoint the right candidates. Larnelle Phillips and Mitchel Chappel have recently been recruited to Futures’ call centre. Both are in their 20s but have come through different education routes. Larnelle (26)…

Read more | Oct 13, 2015

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

Nottingham City has improved on last year’s record number of young people who are in education, employment or training (EET).2820 sixteen year olds completed Year 11 last term. Of those: 96.9 per cent went into further education, employment and training - up from 95.1 per cent in 20142.3 per cent (66) are NEET (not in education, employment or training) down from 3.8 per cent in 20140.6 per cent (21)…

Read more | Oct 13, 2015

Judy Naaké backs work experience campaign

Leading business woman and entrepreneur, Judy Naaké, is backing a national campaign to encourage job seekers to get work experience.In 1995 Judy Naaké sold St Tropez from her car boot. She couldn't settle her phone bill and struggled to pay the £5.50 postage to send samples to customers. A little more than a decade later, Naaké, 57, sold her business to venture capitalists for £70m. As one of four…

Read more | Oct 12, 2015

Work experience key to future job prospects

Get as much work experience as you can – is Futures Advice, Skills & Employment’s advice to all jobseekers during National Work Experience Week.Work experience is not just restricted to school students looking for a two-week placement. It can also mean volunteering or taking part-time evening or weekend work. Increasingly, young people, including those who may have considered going to university, are…

Read more | Oct 09, 2015

Jake is a young achiever

Congratulations to Jake Sharp who recently won the Nottingham’s Post Young Achiever of the Year award. Jake was nominated for the award by Futures Advice, Skills and Employment.There are few young people who have faced as many ‘barriers’ to employment as Jake Sharp. Born and raised in Nottingham’s Meadows neighbourhood, he was raised in an unstable household. Jake is diagnosed with the disruptive behaviour…

Read more | Oct 08, 2015

Nottinghamshire's largest careers and opportunities fair for young people

What Next Nottinghamshire's largest careers and advice fair for young people aged 15-19 takes place on Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 October at Harvey Hadden Sports Village, Bilborough from 4.15pm – 8pm.Attendees can explore future opportunities with a wide-range of exhibitors that include local private sector employers, the armed forces, apprenticeship training providers, school sixth-forms and higher…

Read more | Oct 02, 2015

Inspiring a region

Young people across the East Midlands and parts of central and eastern England have benefitted from 12 months of inspirational employability support thanks to the National Careers Service.The Careers Inspiration programme, which was launched on 1 October 2014 is delivered across the country by local providers to support schools and colleges to help better equip them to inspire pupils to think differently,…

Read more | Oct 01, 2015

Founder of St Tropez to inspire 500 Nottingham sixth-formers about future careers

Judy Naaké, entrepreneur and soon-to-be High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire, will inspire 500 Nottingham sixth formers about their career options at Medicity (on the Boots site) on Wednesday 23 September.In 1995 Judy Naaké sold St Tropez from her car boot. She couldn't settle her phone bill and struggled to pay the £5.50 postage to send samples to customers. A little more than a decade later, Naaké, 57,…

Read more | Sep 22, 2015

Are FE providers missing a trick with their student destination data?

FE colleges and learning providers are missing opportunities to use student destination outcome data for continuous improvement and business development, both of which are critical to growth and, for some providers, even survival.These are the findings of a survey carried out by Nottingham-based careers guidance experts, Futures Advice, Skills & Employment in the spring term. Over 60 colleges and learning…

Read more | Sep 09, 2015

New careers advice centre opens in Mansfield

Unemployed adults in Mansfield will benefit from a new careers and advice drop-in centre in Mansfield town centre (27 Albert Street, Mansfield, NG18 1EA).Futures Advice, Skills & Employment - one of the region’s leading provider of advice, training and careers support – is providing free and impartial advice from the centre to all adults aged 19 plus, and 18 year olds who are not in education, employment…

Read more | Sep 08, 2015

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