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Career Boost

Give your career a boost

The aim of these pages is to provide practical information to support you with finding local employment and training opportunities.

We will introduce you to a large number of organisations that offer career transition support services across Ashfield. So, whether you are looking to become self-employed, make a career change or simply want to find a new opportunity as soon as possible, then we hope that you will find this directory useful to take you closer to your goals.  

Theresa Hodgkinson, Chief Executive Officer, Ashfield District Council

Cllr Jason Zadrozny, Leader of Ashfield District Council

Our partners

There are lots of organisations working across Ashfield that can assist you to find employment or to develop new skills. Get in touch now!

Academy Transformation Trust Further Education

We can help you with developing vocational skills that meet employer needs.


We are a Careers Academy Representing Everyone across Health and Social Care for Nottinghamshire.

The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport & Physical Activity (CIMSPA)

We aim to shape a recognised, valued and inclusive sport and physical activity sector that everyone can be part of. 

Citizens Advice Ashfield

We provide free, confidential and impartial advice and campaign on big issues affecting people's lives in Ashfield. Our goal is to help people find a way forward, whatever problems they face. 

Construction Industry Training Board (CITB)

We work with the construction industry to help attract talent and support the development of trade skills. We can offer a wide range of specialist trade apprenticeships, training courses and advice to help businesses and some of these are grant funded.

Looking for work in the construction sector? Have a look at the job’s portal’s through Talent View and GoConstruct which include constructions roles including those in; apprenticeships, graduates, placements/internships, T Levels, and Traineeships.

Department for Work and Pensions

We work across 19 local authorities and to centralise local economic priorities and undertaking activities to drive economic growth and create local jobs.

Inspire Learning

We deliver learning programmes to approximately 6000 young people and adult learners each year across Nottinghamshire. Graded 'Good' by Ofsted, we offers a wide range of accredited and non-accredited learning including vocational courses and programmes designed to increase residents' employability prospects and career progression.

University of Nottingham

We are ranked second in the Highfliers ‘Graduate Market 2022’ Report for Universities targeted by employers. This is a testament to our commitment to build positive and proactive partnerships with all employers and our ability to provide our students and graduates with the right skills needed for today’s workforce. Through programmes such as the Nottingham Internship Scheme and Skills Access Hub, we have a range of support available for local employers looking to access talent from the University of Nottingham, including a free jobs board and funding opportunities.

Vision West Notts College

We are the leading Further Education provider in Mansfield, Ashfield and the surrounding area, offering courses from pre-GCSE level to Level 5 across all major industry sectors. We also operate a number of commercial businesses that are open to the public and the wider community.