From education to employment

Nottinghamshire County School Leavers’ Futures More Certain Than Ever

Figures out this month show over 98.2% of Year 11 leavers in Nottinghamshire County have gone into education, employment or training. With just 1.7% of young people across the city showing as not in education, employment or training.

Futures’ NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training) reduction service is carried out for both Nottingham City Council and Nottinghamshire County Council, working intensively to help young people with the choice between continuing in education and moving into work with training. The initiative supports young people in secondary school to reduce the likelihood of them becoming unemployed.

There are only 0.2% Year 11 leavers students across the county whose position is not known; a true testament to the outstanding work Futures undertakes to support young people during some of the most challenging transitions in their lives.

The figures come just a couple of weeks after Nottingham City’s results showed that 97.1% of Year 11 leavers have gone into education, employment or training and only 2.9% have not.

Michelle Wright, Operations Director at Futures, said, “These figures are extremely encouraging and shows the amount of hard work and commitment from all of the NEET Coaches but we are already starting to work on improving connections within schools and will be seeking to improve our relationships over the coming year ready for next time.”

Councillor Philip Owen, Chairman of the Children and Young People’s Committee, said: “We are delighted that so many young people finishing Year 11 in 2018 made a successful transition in to education, training and employment. It is important for their future and our local economy that our young people continue in education to achieve the right skills and qualifications for their future careers and those that our local employers need.

“Through our ongoing partnership with Futures we are committed to ensuring young people who don’t make that transition easily and are not in education, employment and training get the support they need too, to give them the options they require to determine their future path.”

Futures, an Ofsted rated ‘outstanding’ provider, provides careers guidance and support to young people across Nottingham and the wider region. For those young people who haven’t yet found themselves an opportunity after leaving school, there’s still plenty of time to get in touch with Futures.

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