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Futures for You

Helping you through COVID-19

Have you lost your job, been made redundant or are worrying about reduced hours?

Futures are working hard across the East Midlands and East of England to help those affected by the current crisis to get back into work and training. Following Government advice, their centres are closed, but their Careers Coaches are still offering the same level of support and will work with you to find and apply for work over the phone, by video chat or email – whichever works best for you.

Who they are

Futures unlock the potential in people of all ages, backgrounds and barriers. They are future thinking, focused on leading a change in careers, advice, skills and training. They support you to meet your goals in life. Ofsted rated 'Outstanding'.

Their people are highly qualified and committed. With 25 years behind them, they have had a lot of experience helping people to reach their goals and enjoy a fulfilled career and life.

What they do

They make choosing a career, getting qualified and finding a job straightforward.

They are here to help you to find a way forward and to support you achieve your goals. You could be leaving school and unsure what’s next, looking for a career change or a new job, going through redundancy, looking for support with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, or considering adult training courses.


Need careers advice about work and learning?

Their professional Careers Advisers provide free up to date, impartial information and advice to help you move on in work and life. The support will provide you with the self-confidence, motivation and skills to help you achieve your goals.

They can help you with: 

  • CV advice and applications
  • Job search for opportunities in your area 
  • Help preparing for Interviews
  • Understanding your skills 
  • Finding the right course to get new skills and qualifications 
  • Volunteering opportunities in your area 

Redundancy Support

For many people faced with the task of finding a new job or seeking a career change there are three obstacles to overcome; searching for a job, writing a good CV and succeeding in the interview.

They can help you with:

  • Understanding how redundancy affects you emotionally 
  • Reviewing your current situation and identifying your transferable skills
  • Identifying training needs and where to access funded training
  • Effective job searching methods
  • Finding a course to get new skills and qualifications
  • CV advice and interview skills 

Are you a business looking for support through the Covid 19 crisis?

  • Recruitment support– we provide a range of online recruitment support linking our candidate pool with your workforce needs. We can source, assess and screen candidates according to your specification and assist you to engage with them, virtually. This includes promotion and advertisement of vacancies, application sessions, and candidate briefings on role requirements

  • Candidate pool – Futures is working closely with DWP and other partners to realign our support for new claimants via the National Careers Service and other employment programmes we deliver. These activities will deliver a substantial pool of good quality candidates drawn from sectors that are contracting as result of the situation with Covid 19 and the Government’s advice and restrictions

  • Redundancy support – if you have already made employees redundant, are about to make small numbers of staff redundant (up to five), or are planning to make larger-scale redundancies (five or more) we can support both you as an employer and your employees to manage the transition through online group sessions and one-2-one support using Microsoft teams

  • Apprenticeship delivery – our apprenticeship offer to businesses is continuing with our remote on boarding and virtual learning environment allowing apprentices in your business to continue their training. If you are ready to take on a new apprentice, or to support existing staff to begin a training programme, we can help you to understand apprenticeships, access funding, keep your team engaged and get the right skills in your business. If you are adopting the Job Retention scheme your team can start or continue an apprenticeship training programme while they are furloughed.

  • Training provision– we can deliver pre-employment training, licences or other technical requirements necessary for staff to perform the duties required in the new roles of your changing workforce. There may be a mismatch in skills and behaviours between the candidate pool and the roles you have available. We can help address this through online learning platforms such as BKSB for Functional Skills

  • Sub-contractors and employment agencies– we can work with your sub-contractors, helping them to overcome their workforce challenges so they can continue to supply and meet their contractual obligations to you. We can also help you find agency staff, either through our own Apprenticeship Training Agency (Futures Employment Solutions) or third party employment agencies, allowing you to move quickly and have the staff in place you need in these unprecedented times

To talk to our business advisers about any of these support packages, please contact Futures for Business on 0345 850 8899 or email: [email protected]

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