Nottingham City Youth Employment Initiative

 

Get on Track
(By Design Group)

Get on Track will engage, empower and enable disadvantaged young people to access education and training opportunities through a sports and athlete driven programme. The project will provide:

  • A five-week course aimed at young people aged 16-25yrs old who are not in education, employment or training (NEET). This can be followed by up to 6 months further support.
  • An upskilling, self-development course covering soft and hard skills to provide participants with the necessary skills, confidence and support to progress into further education, employment or training.

The project is delivered by Learn by Design and the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust in the City of Nottingham. At least two world-class athletes mentor the participants for the duration of the 5 week face-to-face delivery phase of the programme.

Project participants are expected to progress into education, employment or training from the programme.

Contact details

Mike Ridler
Mikeridler@bydesign-group.co.uk
01827 316 297

  

GetIn2
(Derby Business College)

The project aims to meet the employability and skills needs of NEET young people from the priority wards of Nottingham; providing them with individualised routes towards employment including advice and guidance; practical skills development, hands on training, digital skills for business, work experience and placement opportunities, a self-employment and enterprise option, intensive job search and access to a comprehensive vacancy matching service and a network of tailored support.

Beneficiaries will achieve a range of employability skills, self-awareness, team building skills, work experience and ultimately progression into Further Education, Apprenticeship/Traineeship or sustainable employment.

Support for participant travel and childcare costs is available

Contact details

Emma Grey
T: 01332 295 588
Email: Emma@dbc-training.co.uk 

 

Nottingham Enterprise Works
(Nottingham Business Venture)

Enterprise Works is an enterprise support programme targeting disengaged 18-29 year-olds, not in education, employment, or training (NEET) delivered by NBV but aligned with a strong local partnership across integrated activities.

Enterprise Works facilitates progression into work via enterprise and self-employment providing support for those most in need. It delivers accessible, community-based support and business advice, mentoring and skills development, offering a vocational alternative to young people for whom other educational or employment route-ways are unappealing.

The programme aims to reduce unemployment and social exclusion through enterprise activity.

The project provides:

  • Support for 18-29 year olds considering self-employment
  • A training opportunity – the SFEDI ‘Understanding Enterprise’ course with accreditation and certificate
  • Ongoing one-to-one support from an experienced business adviser
  • Local staff providing local delivery

Contact details

Richard Crowden – Business Adviser
T: 07904 547 960
Email: rcrowden@nbv.co.uk 

 

Nottingham Gets 2 Work
(Sustrans)

Nottingham Gets2Work is a free service to help unemployed young people aged 16-29 to travel more easily and save money. It provides discounted travel tickets, personalised travel planning and coaching, and support to help young people be confident cyclists. The aim of the service is to reduce travel-related barriers to employment.

Nottingham Gets 2 Work complements the Nottingham Works programme and supports 16-29 year old Nottingham City residents to travel sustainably to employment, education and training opportunities.

The outcome of the project is to support the maintenance of young people in employment, education or training through the provision of free multi-modal travel passes to beneficiaries.

Contact details

Wayne Brewin
T: 0115 853 2948
Email: Wayne.brewin@sustrans.org.uk

 

Nottingham Works
(Nottingham City Council)

Nottingham Works is a comprehensive programme of six integrated activities for disengaged 15-29 year-olds not in education, employment or training (NEET) delivered through a partnership of community based organisations. 

Nottingham Works facilitates progression into work and provides extra help for those most in need. It delivers community-based advice, mentoring and training and provides financial assistance. It also delivers an enhanced programme of pre-traineeships, traineeships and apprenticeships, building-on existing provision. 

The programme seeks to reduce unemployment and social exclusion and improve the matching of young people’s choices and abilities to the needs of the labour market.

The elements of the project are:

Step into Work Plus
A community-based programme of mentoring, work readiness training and employment activity for 18-29 year-olds

Nottingham Jobs Fund Plus
Supporting employers to create year-long jobs for young people who are considered to be at risk or involved in gang activity, ex-offenders, those with mental health issues or the long-term unemployed (18-29 years)

Intensive Careers Support
Provides advice and mentoring from dedicated advisors and support. The project will provide continuing age-appropriate support with post-16 providers and employers to minimise the risk of ‘drop out’ (16-18 year old Nottingham city residents who are NEET)

Nottingham Traineeships
Enhanced Traineeship offer which provides a weekly allowance to participate in a Traineeship programme. Young people will participate in a bespoke ‘pre-Traineeship’ programme to ensure that they are able to commit to and succeed on a Traineeship programme (16-17 year old Nottingham city residents who are NEET).

Nottingham North Traineeships
Enhanced Traineeship offer which provides a weekly allowance to participate in a Traineeship programme. Young people will participate in a bespoke ‘pre-Traineeship’ programme to ensure that they are able to commit to and succeed on a Traineeship programme (18-29, unemployed, resident in Nottingham North constituency)

Nottingham Apprenticeship Grant
Employers can access a Nottingham Apprenticeship Grant of £1,000 if they take on an unemployed or economically inactive 16-24 year old City resident on as an apprentice.

Financial support and incentives are available for participants and employers:

For participants:
Hardship Fund - access to a fund to contribute to costs of overcoming barriers to participation in the programme, eg childcare, initial travel.

Nottingham Traineeships - An allowance of £40 for each completed week of their Pre-Traineeship and Traineeship programme

Nottingham North Traineeship - An allowance of £120 for each completed week of their Pre-Traineeship and Traineeship programme

For employers:
Financial incentives are available to employers under Nottingham Apprenticeship Grant, Nottingham North Traineeships, Nottingham Traineeships and Nottingham Job Fund Plus

Contact details

Alex Reader
T: 0115 876 2825
Email: Alex.reader@nottingham.city.gov.uk

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