D2N2 employment support

D2N2 employment support

This page provides information on the different employment schemes available in Chesterfield and surrounding areas.

 

On this page:

 

Universal employment support

 

Works coach support

  • Job Finding Support
  • Sector-Based Work Academy Programme (SWAPs)
  • New Enterprise Allowance

 

Job entry-targeted support

Support for individuals unemployed for three months.

 

Kickstart

Providing financial incentives to employers to assist recruitment of people aged 16 to 24.

 

RESTART

Employment support for individuals unemployed for 12 months or more.

 

The Work and Health Programme (WHP) for long-term unemployed

Helping people who are disabled, long-term unemployed unemployed or in early access group. 

 

Employment support for people with disabilities and/or health issues

 

Building Better Outcomes (BBO) - Work and Health Programme

Supporting individuals who are disabled progress into sustainable employment.

 

Work and Health Programme Priority Groups

Supporting disadvantaged groups into sustainable employment, for example, over-50-year-olds.

 

Intensive Personalised Employment Support (IPES)

Employment support for individuals with multiple and complex needs.

 

Access to Work

Helps more disabled people start or stay in employment. 

 


D2N2 employment and skills provision

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Nottingham City Council

  • Engage Nottingham – supporting Black, Asian and Minority Ethnicity (BAME) individuals in Nottingham access employment and skills provision
  • Nottingham Jobs Fund - providing financial incentives to employers to assist recruitment of Nottingham City residents
  • Nottingham City Homes Women into Construction – bespoke support helping women enter construction jobs
  • Community Hubs - joint initiative between the council’s Locality Management Team and Economic Development, providing wrap around support for residents
  • Area Leads – partners providing employment support and wrap around interventions within the community

 

Derby City Council

  • Derby Employment Hub - run as part of way2work  
  • D2N1 Your Time - support for young people aged 16-24, who are not engaged in EET.  Offers practical courses in Fashion and Textiles and Graphic Design
  • Digital Champions - run by Community Action Derby,  supporting people with digital skills, helping people to access jobs searches, benefits advice, online shopping and accessing online public services, health providers and education resources
  • Step into Work - an employment programme to support, train and help to prepare unemployed adults who have an interest in a career in health and social care to take up entry-level employment opportunities or a period of supported work experience

 

Nottinghamshire County Council

  • i-work - employment support for  aged 18+ with autism or learning disabilities
  • Supported Employment Hub - for anyone with learning disabilities, includes Brooke Farm provision
  • Inspire - adult learning budget and employment and skills training
  • Futures Unlocking Potential - working with people with special educational needs or disability (SEND); careers advice and into work support
  • Employability programme - for parents of children under 5 years old using Children’s Centres in Nottinghamshire
  • Care Leavers Achievement Team - working with care leavers to help them into work

 

Derbyshire County Council

  • CF03 APM - ex-offenders only; either in prison, due to be released or on-licence in the community
  • Work Your Way (IPS) - engaged in secondary mental health services only, 18+ (Derbyshire)
  • Future's Positive – (IPS) - engaged in secondary mental health services only, 18+ (Nottinghamshire)
  • IAPT Employment Advisers - work in primary mental health services to help people into work
  • Autism Employment Services - specialist advisors for people with autism, delivered by a range of organisations including Autism EM
  • Building Better Opportunities Towards Work - support for those furthest away from the labour market with barriers into education, employment or training
  • Building Better Opportunities Money Sorted - support for those furthest away from the labour market with financial barriers to work, education or training
  • Building Better Opportunities Opportunity and Change - support for those furthest away from the labour market with two out of five complex needs (mental health, substance misuse, homeless or at risk of being homeless, offending behaviour possible experience of domestic abuse)
  • D2N2 Skills Access Hub - provides bespoke skills training and development opportunities to local businesses in the D2N2 region
  • Community and Family Learning - providing community based skills provision for families
  • ESOL Project - providing English language training for speakers of other languages
  • Apprenticeships - paid employment opportunities for all ages while gaining training and qualifications
  • Care 4 Notts and Joined Up Careers - helping people into health and social care roles. Care 4 Notts is also a jobs portal
  • National Careers Service- intensive careers support for adults and young people (aged 13 or over)
  • D2N2 Unlocking Potential - resources, activity and coordination that supports small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to inspire and prepare young people for work across D2N2
  • Careers and Enterprise Company- employer led support for schools raising aspirations and developing closer connections between employers, schools, colleges and providers
  • Future Impact - offers person-centred support for young people with special educational and complex needs in Nottingham
  • Start in D2N2 - online careers advice portal for parents, pupils, teachers and employers
  • Youth Hubs - Department for Work and Pensions-led initiative supported by Nottinghamshire County Council, providing wrap-around support for young people
  • Community Hubs - joint initiative between the council’s Locality Management Team and Economic Development, providing wrap-around support for residents
  • Social Prescribing - link workers providing holistic approach to health and wellbeing, including employment support
  • Green Prescribing Network - link workers providing holistic approach to health and wellbeing, including employment support
  • Kickstart - providing financial incentives to employers to assist recruitment of 16 to 24-year-olds
  • D2N2 Growth Hub - business support ranging from access to finance, CPD, export advice and Brexit resilience
  • New Enterprise Allowance - Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) support for those claiming certain unemployment benefits to become self-employed
  • Future Self-Employment - DWP support for individuals seeking progression into self-employment
  • B-Global - targeted business support for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnicity (BAME)-led businesses
  • Apprenticeships - brokerage and financial support for employers recruiting apprentices
  • Area-based business clubs and networks - supporting entrepreneurs using a place-based approach
  • D2N2 Pathways to HSC - employment and training support for individuals aged 16+ across D2N2 within the health and social care sector
  • Work Pays skills support for the unemployed -  skills and training to help people into work
  • Ways2Work - working with people with barriers to getting into employment, education and training
  • Start in D2N2 - online careers platform for young people and businesses
  • Taste Local programme – working with employers and people who want to go into the food and drink industry
  • Well for Work -  helping people with barriers into employment
  • Skills Support for the Workforce - skills and training for those in work
  • Skills Support for Redundancy - skills and training support for those who are at risk of or recently made redundant
  • DBC iProgramme - support to improve skills for those in work or out of work
  • ESF/ESFA community grants - small grants for community organisations to engage and progress ‘hard to reach’ individuals employment
  • Skills for the Future - who are NEET or at risk of becoming NEET with additional needs or from vulnerable backgrounds
  • GRADS for D2N2 - support for businesses to identify skills and talent needs, and benefit from graduate talent in the region
  • Priority Skills for D2N2 - supports employees of SMEs to access employer-led training, career coaching and advice to up-skill their employees in vocational and high-level technical skills
  • Branch out in STEM - supports employees of SMEs operating in the STEM sectors to develop their capability providing a direct benefit to the business as a whole
  • Smart and Inclusive Leadership - provides employees of SMEs with training opportunities to develop into future leaders, from basic skills and Level 1 bespoke learning, through to postgraduate accredited qualifications
  • COVID-19 recovery fund for young people - employment and training support for individuals 16-24 across D2N2
  • COVID-19 recovery fund for people over 25 years - employment and training support for people aged 25+ across D2N2
  • Community Renewal Fund – a range of projects supporting people into work (October start)
  • Careers Hubs – new ones being developed in south Derbyshire, south Nottinghamshire and north Nottinghamshire
  • Adult Education Budget - support for adults including employability training and job search
  • Apprenticeships - provision by a range of providers to support employers to take on new apprentices and/or upskill their current staff. This is for people of all ages and includes entry level and higher apprenticeships via universities.
  • Traineeships - provision of job search and support to find traineeships in a range of occupations
  • Others - delivered by housing organisations, charities and other organisations such as the Prince’s Trust's Get Into programme, Trackworks, many of the organisations delivering BBO and others. Varies by area.
  • Headstart - young people’s employment project delivered by Family Action, including work placements with national employers.

Last updated on 31 March 2022