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Council launches Online “Careers Boost” portal

Ashfield District Council has developed a dedicated online portal named “Career Boost” to help people find local employment and training opportunities across the District.

The webpage provides practical information and introduces users to a range of organisations that offer career and job support services to help develop new and existing skills.

The website is designed to help unemployed people find work or start a business, as well as helping employed people that are wanting a change in career in order to add to their skillset. On the website residents will find five unique sections, each tailored to easily point you towards the right information that will help you achieve your goals, and a list of the Partners Organisations which include the University of Nottingham, Vision West Notts College, Care4Notts, Department for Work and Pensions, Futures, and The Construction Industry Training Board to name a few.  

Cllr Sarah Madigan Executive Lead Member for Customer Services and Strategic Planning said: “The new Careers Boost portal is a one stop shop for developing new skills and opportunities and connecting people with local organisations. We want to give the people of Ashfield the means to access support and opportunities that can be life changing. Not everyone knows what is available or where to go to get support and information. Our hope is this becomes the next stop for people on their journey”
Leader of the Council, Cllr Jason Zadrozny said: “The development of the dedicated space has been designed to empower the people of Ashfield to develop new skills, find information and take advantage services that they didn’t know was available previously”

From help with Cover Letters, C.V’s and Interview Techniques to give users the confidence and skills to stand out, to dedicated resources for those wanting to go self-employed or gain new qualifications, the Careers Boost Page has something for everyone.

The space also helps residents who want to start a business or become self-employed. It will help them take advantage of the free business start-up courses and work with organisations like the Princess Trust, The Big House Programme and Head Start Enterprise Ashfield who have lots of support and information on starting and running a business, managing finances, generating sales and managing human resources.

All these resources and much more can be found on Ashfield District Council’s Website. Residents are being encouraged to head over to Ashfield District Council and use the search feature for “Careers Boost” to get started on your new vocation today.