National Careers Week 2022: Options for You, Your Business and Your People

4th March, 2022 Read time: Two minutes

National Careers Week is a celebration of careers guidance, an opportunity for communities and businesses to communicate their needs and find solutions to skill gaps.

As an employer there is so much you can do to support National Careers Week – a great place to start is by ensuring good understanding of the government training and employment schemes available to your business and the people in your community.  

During National Careers Week, Futures want to open the discussion on the range of tailored programmes designed to nurture talent in your existing team as well as introduce ambitious, bright and capable people to your business.  

What can Futures offer your business?  

A range of government programmes for employers who are considering hiring employees or upskilling existing staff, some even have financial incentives.  

Training and recruitment services all businesses need to know about


Apprenticeships offer an ideal solution for all levels of career development, starting with entry level recruitment where training is required. Apprenticeships also offer significant development opportunities for existing employees, who can support your business growth with the appropriate support. 


The Apprenticeship wage must be observed at a minimum & 5% training contribution depending on the business size  


Develop a deeply motivated, skilled, and qualified workforce with knowledge developed around them 


Minimum of 12 months  

Sector Based Work Academies (SWAPs)

Sector Based Work Academy Programmes are designed as a way of connecting employers with unemployed adults actively seeking employment in your sector. Futures will recruit appropriate local job applicants and provide relevant pre-employment training ahead of interview.   


This service is government funded and at no cost to the employer. 


Helps businesses to identify talented people within the community who have demonstrated commitment ahead of interview. 


Pre-employment training can take up to six weeks before interviews can take place.

Meet some of the people committed to connecting business and community in your area:  
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  • Helen Musgrove


    I specialise in training in Career Development, Teaching and Early Years. Over the last 15 years, I have had the pleasure of supporting employers to recruit and attract new talent to their business and also to upskill their existing workforce. National Careers Week is about having an impact on the career prospects of people in your community, and that truly is what an apprenticeship can do.” 

    Michelle Dalby 


    "I manage the Futures Business Services offer – which includes customer service and business admin qualifications. I have a degree in clinical psychology and love working with my clients and learners to maintain robust working relationships and help develop talented workforces. It’s amazing to see what a difference an Apprenticeship can make to both a learner and a business.  

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