EMPLOY Local connects individuals who are out of work with local employers who are recruiting. For employers: Employ Local provides a whole package of recruitment support for businesses - ranging from promotion of vacancies to hosting interview and selections days to developing job descriptions and providing pre-employment preparation to applicants. For individuals: Employ Local helps people to develop their work and personal skills; provides job seeking support; engages employers and brokers access to their vacancies on behalf of Employ Local participants.

Individuals: minimum of 16 years old, resident in Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire and unemployed/inactive. Employers: all businesses operating in Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire who are recruiting staff. Additional incentives are available to small and medium sized employers (below 250 staff) to help them absorb the cost of onboarding new staff.

Contact details

Simon O'Connell
T: 07810 792243


To support the D2N2 skills strategy priorities of providing education and training which reflects employer needs, engaging businesses in the education and skills agenda, equipping the workforce with the skills and competencies required by local employers both now and in the future and encouraging a better match of skills supply with employer needs to address recruitment difficulties.  Activity includes the provision of work related training for low skilled workers, employer incentives for work related higher skills, support for businesses to engage with the skills system and to understand the skills needs of their workforce. Support for employers to offer graduate placements, provide sector work experience for individuals and to provide support to employees under consultation or notice of redundancy. Support for employer led in work progression. 

Targeted at low skilled, under employed, those in jobs without training and needing to improve skills, those at risk of redundancy and working in the LEP key priority sectors, recent recruits supported by EMPLOY local or previously unemployed 3 months before they started work with the eligible employer.

Contact details

Leigh  McKenzie 
T: 07468 702218


Provision designed to support those into sustainable employment who are on a health-related benefit and those out of work/inactive whom are over 50.

Providing Health and wellbeing support, overcoming barriers to employment and in- work support.

2-week Memory Genius, Inspire and Engage, course designed to support those with health conditions and neurodiversity.

18-24 on a health related benefit
24- 50 on a health related benefit
50+ on any benefit for no less than 6 months
50+ and inactive

Contact details

Michael Bingwa
T: 07805 802184

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