Futures for Business wins £390k government contract

2nd September, 2018

Futures have secured £390,000 of adult education funding to deliver valuable training schemes across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.

Futures for Business are an Ofsted rated ‘outstanding’ provider, based on Sherwood Rise in Nottingham. We will be delivering funded training schemes both for those out of work, and employees looking to upskill while in the workplace.

Our first programme will be delivered to employees of specialist logistics firm, Alloga, based in South Normanton, Derbyshire. The company is looking to enhance the skills of existing workers in English and maths.

Alloga UK provides supply chain solutions to the healthcare industry, offering specialist storage, fulfilment and distribution services to pharmaceutical, healthcare, medical device, veterinary and consumer product manufacturing companies.

Helen Yarnall, Management Trainer at Alloga, said: “We’re delighted to be able to work with Futures to deliver this training to our employees. We’re keen to offer our staff opportunities to improve their English and maths skills. It’s not only personal development for each individual, but it helps to improve the company’s general skill base, raising our efficiency levels and developing our communication with customers.”

Work to help prepare people from across Nottinghamshire for the world of work will see us working in partnership with Nottingham Jobs Hub to support employers to recruit. So far employers such as Nottingham City Council (NCC) and restaurant chain Frankie & Benny’s have joined up for this bespoke recruitment model. This gives unemployed people in Nottingham the chance to prepare themselves for employment through a tailored training programme with a work placement and guaranteed interview with the employer at the end of the programme.

Funding will see the programmes delivered between now and July 2019. The European Social Fund and the Education and Skills Funding Agency jointly fund the programmes.

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