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Support into work

We work together with Mansfield to develop a prosperous and diverse economy where everyone has the opportunity to reach their full potential.

We are here for businesses, individuals who are looking to invest, grow, develop or achieve and for anyone looking for work or to improve their skills. 

Apprenticeships

If you are considering becoming an apprentice to help you gain experience and a qualification whilst you are working, the national apprenticeship service can help you. 

Volunteering and work experience

Volunteering can be an excellent way to build confidence and gain valuable skills that can be transferred into the workplace. You can volunteer for Ashfield or Mansfield councils. 

Starting your own business

Working for yourself can be rewarding and with the right combination of accessing advice and support to develop entrepreneurial skills, along with careful planning and consideration your business ambitions could become a reality. 

NBV enterprise solutions and the D2N2 growth hub both have resources to help you. 

Finding work and getting the job

If you are unemployed or the ‘Towards Work’ programme offers bespoke, personalised and tailored solutions to support an individual’s journey to personal progression and employment. Mansfield CVS has more information on the scheme. 

Getting ready for work

If you are 16 or over and unemployed the Employ Local programme can offer advice on searching for jobs, applying for vacancies, CV writing and interview techniques to help you achieve success. Find out more about getting ready for work on the D2N2 website. 

Meeting your needs

The New Enterprise Programme network provides an opportunity for new and pre-start businesses with a chance to share ideas, make new contacts and seek opportunities for doing business. The programme of seminars, workshops and business mentoring provides information and support on a wide range of current opportunities and challenges facing new businesses.

Graduates and undergraduates

If you are a recent graduate or current undergraduate and are interested in the chance to gain experience through a valuable, relevant paid placement as well as a great insight into the work of local government. You can find out more and apply on the Mansfield council website

Workforce skills

Focused on supporting the skills of those already in employment, the Skills Local programme is a single point of contact for employers which can provide training for lower skilled workers, incentives to support higher skills training including apprenticeships and graduate placements and offer support for those at risk of redundancy. You can find out more on the D2N2 website

Youth engagement

Focused on employers wishing to recruit young people aged 16- to 24-years-old into their workforce, Step Forward supports employers wishing to provide jobs and training opportunities for young people including Apprenticeships. You can find out more on the CT Skills website

Ways to contact us about employment and work opportunities

If you have a question about working in Ashfield, or need our support, you can contact us by: