Nottingham Works is part-financed by Nottingham City Council and the European Union through the European Social Fund (ESF) and the Youth Employment Initiative (YEI).



Aged 16-29 and need help finding work or training?

Which support is right for you?

Support is available for both jobseekers and employers to encourage them to recruit young people.

 For jobseekers

Name of programme
Who for?

Step into work Plus

18-29 year olds who are unemployed or economically inactive. We provide mentoring and support to help you prepare for the world of work.

Tel: 0115 960 1597

Nottingham Traineeships:

A weekly allowance for 16 and 17 year olds to start a Traineeship

Peter Maguire

Tel: 0115 960 1806


Intensive Careers Support

For 16-18 year olds moving on from school and need advice and guidance.

Kim Swaddle

Tel: 0115 960 1876


Nottingham North Traineeships

Unemployed 18-24 year olds living in these North Nottingham wards:

Aspley, Bulwell, Bulwell Forest, Bilborough, Basford, Berridge, Bestwood.

Peter Maguire

Tel: 0115 960 1806


Nottingham Gets 2 Work


16-29 year old Nottingham City residents who are not in education, training or employment. We provide free travel tickets, free bikes with accessories and cycling activities to help you travel to interviews, new training courses, apprenticeships and jobs

Tel: 0115 8532 948

For employers

Nottingham Jobs Fund Plus

Financial support for employers to create year-long jobs for unemployed or economically inactive 18-24 year olds.


Tel: 0115 876 4508

Nottingham Apprenticeship Grant

Grants of 1,000 for local employers if they take on an unemployed or economically inactive 16-24 year old city resident on as an apprentice.

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Nottingham Works is a £6.9m initiative to help young people find work or training who are at risk of social exclusion because they have no prospect of getting a job. Nottingham City Council has secured funding through the European Social Fund and Youth Employment Initiative to deliver a programme of activities, known as Nottingham Works, to support NEET and unemployed City residents to re-engage with education, training and employment.
Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Find out more about the various strands of Nottingham Works by downloading the FAQs below (PDF format).


  Step into Work Plus - FAQs

  Nottingham Traineeships - FAQs

  Intensive Careers Support - FAQs

  Nottingham North Traineeships - FAQs

  Nottingham Jobs Fund Plus - FAQs

  Nottingham Apprenticeship Grant - FAQs

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