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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

You’re hired - Farnborough school students put through mock interview paces

Year 10 students at Farnborough School experienced real job interviews on Thursday 27 November thanks to training provided by Futures Advice, Skills and Employment. Young people are often ill-prepared for work as a result of fewer opportunities for work experience, and a significant drop in the number of young people combining paid part-time work with studying. Many lack basic key skills and some don’t…

Read more | Dec 01, 2014

Apprenticeship Twitter chat

If you're a young person who wants to know more about an apprenticeship, or an employer who is considering employing apprentices, you might like to join our Twitter chat on Monday 1 December 1-2pm.Tweet any questions or queries you may have to @Futues_AA or include the hashtag #isupportapprentices and we'll respond.If you're an apprentice please share your experiences with us. Since 2012 we have suported…

Read more | Nov 25, 2014

Boost for East Midlands job seekers

Job seekers across the East Midlands will benefit from a package of support offered by Notts-based Futures Advice Skills and Employment. In summary: £330,000 has been secured from the Skills Funding Agency to give between 200 and 250 unemployed people aged 19 and over across the East Midlands support to help them secure sustainable jobs and apprenticeships 166 new apprenticeships are being created…

Read more | Nov 18, 2014

City’s young people to benefit from over £100k extra skills money

More young people aged between 16-18 in Nottingham will benefit from employability training and advice thanks to further funding being made available. The Skills Funding Agency, through its European Social Fund, has awarded Futures advice, skills and employment a further £113,000 to deliver pre-employment training.In 2013 Futures was awarded funding to deliver employability training to unemployed 16-18…

Read more | Oct 30, 2014

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