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Futures celebrate win at CDI’s UK Career Awards

Futures Advice, Skills and Employment are celebrating as one of their team has taken home an award at the Career Development Institute’s UK Career Awards earlier this month.

Peter Brammall To Join Futures As New Chief Executive Officer

The Futures board are pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Brammall as Chief Executive Officer.

What next for careers following the publication of the careers strategy?

My previous article, entitled ‘What did your careers adviser tell you?’ was written in anticipation of the careers strategy being published. Now that it has been launched and we know that all of young people’s careers work will come under the auspices of the Careers and Enterprise Company; aligned to the Gatsby benchmarks; and careers advice for adults will be delivered by the National Careers Service, where next for careers?

What did your careers adviser ‘tell’ you? How we can build a careers strategy from more solid foundations

As a newly qualified careers adviser in the 1990s, I used to get quite upset by the stories of old- fashioned careers advice that people told me they had experienced when they found out what my job was. They were generally a variation of a theme that involved being ‘told’ what to do by their ‘careers adviser’ - who could have actually been their maths, geography or PE teacher - with the punchline contrasting the ludicrous selection that had been made for them with their eventual job. Bearing in mind the year-long, post-graduate training that I had undertaken to enter the profession had focused on empowering people to make well informed and realistic decisions about their journey through work and career, the notion of such a misinformed, directive approach, seemed quite frankly, bizarre.

Why it’s so important to support our young people through the disruptions Covid-19 has caused

Many young people have had their education and training interrupted at a time when they would have been working out what to do next. We had a chat with some of the people at Futures that are working with these young people to make sure that they can still find their feet and plan for the future, with confidence.

Futures are sponsoring Excellence in Training and Development at LeicestershireLive Business Awards

#LLBA2020 - @Futures_for_Biz are sponsoring Excellence in Training and Development @LLBizAwards LeicestershireLive Business Awards  Creating a culture of development and learning plays a big part in the success of a business. We deliver bespoke workforce development solutions, so we know that staff straining and development isn’t just important, it’s vital.

Futures are looking for Apprentice Employer of the Year

#NPBA2020 - @Futures_mngt are looking for #Apprentice Employer of the Year @NPBizAwards  It’s no secret we love apprenticeships and apprentices, which is why we’re so excited to be sponsoring Apprentice Employer of the Year Award at both the Nottingham Post Business Awards and the DerbyshireLive Business Awards!

Nottingham's Young People Take a Step in the Right Direction and Start It with Futures

Bringing Nottinghamshire Businesses Together for A Good Cause Along with a whole host of other activities across #NationalApprenticeshipWeek #NAW2020 (keep your eyes peeled on our social channels!), we’re hosting a quiz night raising money for @NSPCC with local Nottinghamshire businesses on the 6th February.

#AchieveMore with your Careers Strategy

One of Futures’ Enterprise Coordinators, Caroline Tomlinson has been working with Derrymount School Careers Leader, Tim Meek, in engaging with the Careers Strategy and trying to achieve the #GatsbyBenchmarks through engagement with businesses.

Nottingham's Young People Supported to Achieve More

In Nottingham, as in other cities across the UK, many young people face challenges which can make moving on from Year 11 a difficult time in their lives, and it’s really important we recognise this.

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