The Towards Work programme delivers an ethical recruitment solution with no cost to an employer and is delivered by a partnership of local organisations who specialise in supporting people into work.  

Towards Work participants choose to begin their journey rather than being mandated to do so. Our Job Brokers support these individuals to become ready for placements offered by an employer through tailored one to one support packages. Our team will work with you through a rigorous recruitment and selection process to ensure both participant and employer are matched.

“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!”

Participant Journey


We recognise each individual is different, which is reflected in the service provided. Each participant begins their journey with a needs assessment which will form the basis of their plan.


Participants will receive one-to-one support from their Work Coach to help them to work through barriers and lead them along their own personal path Towards Work.


Work Coaches and Job Brokers will work with participants to identify employability and skills training needed and provide guidance to help participants explore career paths through:

  • CV building skills
  • Confidence training
  • Job interview skills
  • Approaches for job searching
  • Time management
  • Building confidence & self esteem
  • Personal development and life skills
  • Personal hygiene
  • Managing your anxiety


Workplace experience can often be a barrier for participants. Once ready and commitment is shown to the journey, our team work with employers to obtain work placements to build experience and skills before work.


Our overall aim is to secure employment or formal education for participants and once this has happened our In-Work support will continue for up to three months to help retain employment and complete the journey.

Employer Journey


Initial Enquiry


Our Job Brokers will meet with you to discuss your opportunities whether they be an offering of a work placement, volunteering or employment.


Bespoke recruitment and selection process will be discussed. Our team will support with

  • Recruitment and selections days
  • Interview support
  • Working interviews
  • CV sifting


Our team have access to work ready participants, all of which will have begun their Towards Work Journey and can be matched according to both employer and participant needs and wants.


Upon successful appointment of a participant, our service continues. The employee will have a dedicated Job Broker offering In-Work support for up to 3 months which can include accessing the participants personal budget to cover training costs to help them sustain their role, travel, childcare and much more!

"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 "

Why should you recruit through Towards Work?

Through the Towards Work programme your CSR profile will be increased, thus promoting a socially and environmentally conscious brand to not only your customers but your employees, increasing your PR and retention.

  • Ethical recruitment solution with no cost
  • In-Work support
  • A dedicated Job Broker will provide advice and support throughout the process
  • Accessible personal budget for employees which can be used for individual training requirements, travel, childcare and much more

Adding to your Corporate Social Responsibility

Supporting a local community project

Improving the lives of local people. This can be through employment, work placement or offering volunteering opportunities

Recruiting locally reduces your carbon footprint

Supporting an overarching environmental charity

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.

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Mansfield & Ashfield

Sam Edwards, Job Broker

[email protected]


Bassetlaw, Newark & Sherwood

Vacant, Job Broker

Greater Nottingham

Vacant, Job Broker

Amber Valley, Erewash, Derbyshire Dales & High Peak

Suzzanne Charlton, Job Broker

[email protected]


Derby City & South Derbyshire

Hafeez Aziz, Job Broker

[email protected]


Bolsover, Chesterfield & NE Derbyshire

Vacant, Job Broker