Over the past year, Nottingham Works has helped hundreds of young people into work or training places. The programme, that is funded in partnership between Nottingham City Council and the European Union, provides mentoring for 18-29 year olds who are unemployed, Traineeships for 16-24 year olds and general careers support and guidance. The scheme also offers financial support to employers who create jobs for young people.
Nottingham Labour made a manifesto commitment in 2015 to guarantee a job, training place or further education place for every 18-24 year old in the city; that is why Nottingham City Council and Labour Councillors secured the £6.9 million in EU funding to make this project possible.
The scheme is designed to help young people, who are at risk of social exclusion, into work. Last year alone the scheme supported;
- 550 people into the Intensive Careers Support programme
- 124 people into Traineeship’s
- 50 people into Nottingham North Traineeship’s
- 199 people into the Step into Work programme
- 30 employers through the Nottingham Jobs Fund Plus
In addition to supporting projects such as Nottingham Works, Nottingham Labour has helped to ensure that all entry level jobs and training places at Nottingham City Council are only available for city residents.
Councillor Sam Webster, Portfolio Holder for Education, Employment and Skills.