The Word on Work
John Says

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

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

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