We aim to support with those first vital steps towards gaining employment through a personalised service and support to overcome barriers an individual may face.

I want to

Get into Work

I want to

Employ Staff

I want to

Refer Someone

I want to

Get into Work

GET STARTED

This is a non mandatory free service that you can become part of. Our dedicated teams are based locally to you to make accessing services easier for you.

Once we have confirmed that you are able to access our programme through some initial checks, you will receive one to one personalised support to overcome barriers that are holding you back from employment and education.

 

I want to

Employ Staff

EMPLOYERS

As a non mandatory service, participants choose to begin their journey Towards Work through bespoke, personalised, tailored and one-to-one support.

Our Job Brokers are accountable and committed to ensuring each individual is ready for the placement offered by an employer and will work with you through a rigorous recruitment and selection process to ensure both participant and employer are matched.

I want to

Refer Someone

REFER SOMEONE

We aim to support with those first vital steps towards gaining employment through a personalised service and support to overcome barriers an individual may face.

We welcome referrals to the programme and will ensure our team will evaluate each referred participants needs.

About Us

The Groundwork Greater Nottingham Towards Work project is part of the national Building Better Opportunities Programme.

Jointly funded by the Big Lottery Fund & the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership’s European Social Fund allocation; the programme is delivered throughout Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Derby and Derbyshire by a partnership of local organisations who specialise in supporting people into work.

We aim to support with those first vital steps towards gaining employment through a personalised service and support to overcome barriers an individual may face.

Outcomes

Towards Work offers bespoke, personalised and tailored solutions to support an individual’s journey towards personal progression and employment.

Individuals are linked with specialist local support and benefit from continued In-Work services, resulting in job retention.

Get Started

Having enrolled on to the programme Towards Work successful participants will;

Secure employment

Access education or training

Become economically active

Leanne's story

Leanne works for ERS on the Towards Work Program alongside Derventio. Leanne is an Ambassador for the Program and a participant being supported by Suzi at Derventio. The aim and focus of Towards Work is to help individuals facing adverse circumstances to overcome these barriers and move forward to lead more fulfilled and purposeful lives.

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“The Work Coach was absolutely brilliant and has helped me a lot. Without help from the careers adviser I wouldn’t have found Towards Work. Fantastic service”

CASE STUDIES

“I have found the programme helpful and supportive. My work coach is always available for me and I have had help with applications and interview skills. I am more confident and I am positive about my future chances of getting a job with the support I am getting.”

CASE STUDIES

“I feel like I have the right sort of support and motivation into getting support with recovery and I feel like I am now moving forward “

CASE STUDIES

“Thanks to my Work Coach I found a suitable job and don’t have to worry about my future. In the beginning of our work together I struggled with confidence but my Work Coach helped me believe in myself and I am very grateful for that!”

CASE STUDIES

“I have been able to improve my employability skills such as CV, cover letter and I’m exploring the job market which has been great for me as before I felt that my progress was getting a bit stale but now with support I feel my confidence growing and with the continuing support and updates I am being provided with better options and the chance of better opportunities.”

CASE STUDIES

“Towards Work restored my strength and self belief. They created a personal action plan which was personal to me. This enabled me to focus on what I needed to do to get where I wanted to be. They recognised that I needed to remain focused and helped me to move forward by taking one step at a time.”

CASE STUDIES

“Thanks to my Work Coach I found a suitable job and don’t have to worry about my future. In the beginning of our work together I struggled with confidence but my Work Coach helped me believe in myself and I am very grateful for that!”

CASE STUDIES

Towards Work Commitment

Our team are committed to:

Supporting people to overcome personal barriers to employment and training, by providing an all-inclusive package of support to those most at risk of social exclusion.

Providing an In-Work support service to ensure employment is sustained.

Offering specialist support from our partnering BAME organisations, mental health and disability specialists for those in need of additional provisions.

Get Started

Providing a person-centred, tailored service particularly for;

People out of work or economically inactive

People aged over 50

Women returning to work or who have never worked

D2N2 Area

Towards Work is delivered throughout Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Derby and Derbyshire by a partnership of local organisations who specialise in supporting people into work.

Asset 1

Mansfield & Ashfield

Bassetlaw, Newark & Sherwood

Greater Nottingham

Groundwork Greater Nottingham

[email protected]

07771566893

Double Impact Nottingham

[email protected]

07850503146

Framework Housing Association

[email protected]

07973114047

Nottingham Women's Centre

[email protected]

07850503177

Amber Valley, Erewash, Derbyshire Dales & High Peak

Derventio Housing Trust

[email protected]

07850503180

High Peak Food Bank/Zink Employability

[email protected]

07850503190

Derby City & South Derbyshire

Direct Help & Advice

[email protected]

07850503222

Bolsover, Chesterfield & NE Derbyshire

Disability Specialist Nottingham / Nottinghamshire

Inspire Learning

[email protected]

07850503148

Disability Specialist Derby / Derbyshire

Direct Help & Advice

[email protected]

07850503222