What Next North Notts

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‘What Next?’ in North Notts encompasses the new education, skills and employment activity of the North Notts Skills and Employment Board (NNSEB), Skills and Employment Partnership (NNSEP) and the North Notts Careers Hub.  What Next aims to support skills, careers and employment activity across North Notts, shaping the future workforce and helping provide a potential talent pipeline for local businesses and enabling people to make informed decisions. 

We aspire to connect the districts employers with education providers and stakeholders to help raise aspiration, create awareness and bring careers to life.  A range of events will be organised throughout 2022, supported by key employers and training / education provider from across North Notts showcasing a range of career opportunities including Apprenticeships, work experience, Study Programmes, T Levels, A Levels and Higher Education options.

Events are organised by Bassetlaw District Council via a key partnership approach with the North Notts BID (Business Improvement District), the North Notts Careers Hub and with the support of our districts employers and key stakeholders.

The events will be taking place at:

  • Retford Post 16 Centre, Old Hall Drive, Retford, DN22 7EA - Wednesday 9 March 2022 - 9.00am to 5.00pm
    • School bookings: 9.00am - 3.30pm
    • Public opening: 3.30pm to 5.00pm
  • Outwood Academy Valley, Valley Road, Worksop, S81 7EN - Wednesday 20 April 2022 - 8.30am to 4.30pm (please note this is a change of date from February 2022)
    • School bookings: 8.30am to 2.30pm
    • Public opening: 2.30pm to 4.30pm

Due to the current situation with Covid-19, the schools, our partners and ourselves have made the decision to move the ‘Worksop What Next’ event to March rather than February. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, and hope you can all still attend our public open session on our new date.

Confirmed exhibitors

  • Nationwide Building Society
  • BPL
  • Innovation Nottinghamshire
  • Clumber Park Lodges
  • Clipper Logistics plc
  • Discover Reality
  • Moody Direct Ltd
  • Nottingham Trent University
  • Sheffield Hallam University
  • RNN Group / North Notts College
  • University Centre Rotherham
  • Futures - Young People’s Team
  • Futures - Apprenticeships Team
  • Futures - UP Hub
  • Inspire
  • Festival of Science and Curiosity
  • South Yorkshire Regional Excellence Centre
  • Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospital
  • 3iii Training
  • BCVS
  • Worksop Town FC Academy
  • Performance Hubs
  • BDC IT Department
  • Bubble Design
  • Woodhead Group
  • Laing O'Rourke


Business and Links Outline of Business
3iii Training Limited

Inspire -  Include -  Innovate  - 3iii Training Limited are a training provider located in Worksop Town Centre. The 3iii Training programmes are designed to motivate, promote wellbeing,  raise confidence and self-esteem, to meet the bespoke needs of the Customers, supporting them in moving closer towards work.

We work on a Customer centred approach, short interventions focusing on soft skills to increase confidence and motivation making everyone feel valued.

To facilitate our Learners to acquire the key skills required for employment by creating a superior learning opportunity: delivering and coordinating an outstanding bespoke provision; training; nurturing; supporting; stretching and challenging learners throughout their entire journey and beyond.

Althaus Digital

We are a high quality provider of digital and Tech training courses, on a mission to unleash the digital leaders of tomorrow by supporting learners to develop the cutting-edge technical proficiency and leadership skills they need to make a real impact.

Life's too short to do something boring. We’ve done the research and created learning environments that work for budding software developers, digital marketers and IT professionals like you. You’ll enjoy a blend of virtual and face-to-face collaborative sessions, hear from industry experts and enjoy the freedom of self-directed learning.

We adapt our teaching to best suit you, the learner. Modules can be offered digitally or face-to-face - we want you to feel comfortable so you can pursue your goals with total confidence. We offer apprenticeships in IT, Digital Marketing and Cyber Security and recruit for organisations in all sectors of UK industry.

British Army

What we do.

Protect the UK: Protecting the nation and its dependent territories will always be our first role. Highly trained soldiers are ready to deploy anywhere at any time to meet a variety of challenges. Ranging from support to the Police following a terrorist attack, to specialisms such as bomb disposal.

Prevent conflict: We are persistently engaged around the world to help shape the environment and prevent conflict in the future. This may be by working with partner nations to deliver world class training and assistance, reassuring our allies with soldiers deployed across the globe.

Deal with disaster:  At home or overseas, we are always prepared to provide assistance in the event of a large scale emergency.  From floods in the UK, to humanitarian assistance overseas in Africa following the Ebola outbreak, or the Caribbean after hurricanes, we are ready to meet the challenge.

Fight the nations enemies: The British Army has many uses, though it is primarily a war-fighting organisation to protect the nation and, if required, fight the nation’s enemies with absolute commitment.  Within hours soldiers can react to a potential adversary through to a full response from the Warfighting Division with thousands of soldiers and vehicles under command. 

Bassetlaw Community and Voluntary Service

BCVS is a registered charity which works to challenge deprivation, health inequalities and social exclusion through supporting local residents and over 600 voluntary and community groups across Bassetlaw and Bolsover.

BCVS employs 20 staff.  The range of roles at BCVS include Managers, Voluntary and Community Sector Development Officer, Volunteer Co-ordinator, Dementia Advisor, Administration Officers,  Apprentice opportunities and Social Prescribing Link Workers (on behalf of the NHS Primary Care Networks in Bassetlaw)

Voluntary Sector organisations vacancies

Barnsley Premier Leisure

BPL is a not-for-profit social enterprise and charitable company that was established in July 1999. We seek at all times to provide affordable, value for money health, sport and leisure facilities and activities.

We operate a diverse portfolio of sports and leisure facilities across Barnsley, Bassetlaw, Mansfield and Pontefract.

Our unique venues include multi use leisure centres, public golf courses, school out-of-hours amenities, and standalone health and fitness facilities. We also operate the Metrodome Leisure Complex, an award-winning regional attraction in Barnsley, South Yorkshire that houses Calypso Cove Waterpark, Metrodome Bowling, Rigby Café & Lounge, the Metrodome Arena and Your Space Metrodome.

Within Bassetlaw we provide the community with leisure services in three centres; Retford, Worksop and Bircotes as well as Kilton Forest Golf Course.  Services include fitness facilities, health referral and swimming lessons for the whole community as well as outreach events such as swim safe campaign and seminars in schools to promote healthy lifestyle.

Bubble Design

We’re a full service design and marketing agency, established in January 2000, we have built up a solid reputation over the last 2 decades not only for our creativity but also for delivering a great service.   We specialise in branding, website design and design for print. We’re enthusiastic about the projects we work on and take pride in the lasting client relationships we build.

We’re tucked away in the Nottinghamshire countryside which gives us a great central location, making it ideal and convenient to work with clients in all four corners of the UK. We have an exceptional team of creative designers, developers and content makers that have multi-disciplined experience in a range of market sectors both B2B and B2C.

We’re not tied down to any one specific sector either, we have a broad range of clients encompassing Healthcare, Pet Care, Retail, Public Sector, Education, Building & Construction, Manufacturing and Automotive. We’re really proud of our ISO 9001 accreditation, our ICO compliance and we come RAR recommended too.

Cerealto Foods

A global label food manufacturer that is dedicated to the development and production of cereal-based products, for retailers and food brand companies

We have a presence in 40 countries, supplying products to large distribution chains and multinationals in the retail and B2B sector. We are a global company in the agri-food sector.  Globally we employ circa 4,700 people and pride ourselves on our diverse workforce employing 35 nationalities, including those at risk of social exclusion; at our Worksop site we employ over 250 employees, 3.5% through our inclusive employment programme (i.e. Barrier to Work) and have colleagues spanning 15 nationalities.

Our innovation focuses on developing and improving products that are increasingly healthier, and that meet the demands of consumers concerned with healthy living. Our products have less sugar, less salt, fewer additives, fewer fats, more fibre and more proteins.


Logistics Sector - distribution of goods ordered online, picking and packing and also processing of returned products.  One of the large logistics companies in the UK, we also work in Poland and Germany - 50 sites spread around the UK.

Opportunities range from warehouse colleague, to warehouse management, to finance, H&S, HR and Continuous improvement.  

The people we are looking for have a drive to do their best and learn something new every day, we are looking for people to challenge the norm and drive our business forward. We have opportunities to join at colleague level or as part of a management apprenticeship programme.

Derby Business College

DBC Training (DBC), has been supporting people into employment and onto skills since 2000. We have helped improve the lives of over 30,000 individuals and supported over 6,000 businesses to recruit and upskill their employees and reach their potential.

DBC is an award-winning employment and training provider, offering high-quality employer solutions to improve productivity and learner solutions to support individuals to fulfil their potential.

Our mission is “To SPARK potential and develop talent, to transform lives and fulfil aspiration”.
The people at DBC are fundamental in developing excellent products and services that successfully support employers to grow talent for their businesses and subsequently support the communities in which they work and economic growth.

Duke Distribution LTD

Duke Distribution is an Installation and Haulage firm based in Worksop Nottinghamshire. The business mainly focuses on the recovery and installation of temporary roadway and Haulage as seen at large music / sporting events and engineering and constructions site. 

We have a variety of vehicles including HIAB and low loader etc. to offer a wide variety of solutions to transport your equipment where it needs to be. From Plant, to specialist equipment and Trackway, DUKE can ensure the transportation process will be a smooth one.

With an International operating licence, DUKE have the ability to haul any load throughout Europe.  Our skilled Drivers have the knowledge and skills to transport numerous loads locally, or internationally. This includes cabins, generators and much more.

As an ever expanding company, we pride ourselves on the understanding it takes years to gain a customers trust, but only a second to lose it.

Department for Work and Pensions

The Department for Work Pensions (DWP) is a ministerial department and as the largest public service department administers the state pension, a range of working age, disability and ill health benefits to around 20 million claimants.

We provide our services in a number of ways, for example through Jobcentre Plus, The Pension Service, the Child Maintenance Service and partner organisations.

We are responsible for:

  • understanding and dealing with the causes of poverty rather than its symptoms
  • encouraging people to work and making work pay
  • encouraging disabled people and those with ill health to work and be independent
  • providing a decent income for people of pension age and promoting saving for retirement
  • providing value for money and reducing levels of fraud and error
  • reducing work-related death and serious injury in workplaces through the Health and Safety Executive
DWP value work life balance and flexibility on how it's staff work. Employing over 90,000 people, with many opportunities to develop, learn and progress in a fast pace organisation.


Doncaster and Bassetlaw NHS Foundation Trust

The NHS (also called Health Care) is the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of children and adults with illness, injury, physical or mental impairment.  Health Care usually takes place in hospitals, clinics and GP practices and is delivered by clinical staff such as doctors, nurses, therapists, scientists, dentists, pharmacists, ambulance staff and their assistants. There are also teams of finance, business, catering, IT, data analysts, plumbers and electricians working behind the scenes.

Social Care is personal care and practical assistance for children and adults living with illness or disability so they can live as fully and independently as possible. Most social care takes place in people’s own homes but also in assisted living communities or care homes, depending on the needs of the client. Nurses, advocates, counsellors, social workers, rehabilitation workers, carers, drivers, cooks and housekeepers are all involved in maintaining dignity and quality of life for their clients.

We are happy to talk to you about Health and Social care careers, both front line facing and all supportive roles.  We typically look for good communication skills, problem solving, team working, creativity and compassion.  We offer Varied recruitment pathways including apprenticeships and employment directly from education and training.


Futures for Business

The unlocking potential hub- What Next? Project offers the opportunity for SME's across D2N2 to get involved with helping young people decide their What Next? We work with businesses to create meaningful opportunities that are both engaging and inspiring as well as joining forces with teachers, parents and young people to pass on useful insights into the world of work and careers.  We would love to hear from you if you are interested in supporting this project.

The Apprenticeship team at Futures work with employers to develop a skilled, engaged and motivated workforce, driving productivity. Our apprenticeship, training and recruitment services help organisations grow, adapt, thrive and succeed. Apprenticeship training introduces new thinking, infectious enthusiasm and the ability to drive business growth.

Employers can unlock the potential of their existing talent with flexible workforce development plans or increase capacity with keen and motivated new recruits using Apprenticeship Levy or co-investment funding.


Futures for You

Futures for You help people choose a career, get qualified or find a job.  We unlock the potential in people of all ages, backgrounds and barriers. We’re future thinking, focused on leading a change in careers, advice, skills and training. We support you to meet your goals in life. Ofsted rated ‘Outstanding’.

There’s more to you than your job, so there’s more to us than careers support. We’re here to give you straight-forward, honest advice and guidance to see you reach your goals. We work with individuals and organisations providing advice, guidance and practical support to help people achieve more in their careers and get more from life.

Our people are highly qualified and committed. With 25 years behind us, we’ve had a lot of experience helping people to reach their goals and enjoy a fulfilled career and life.

Home Instead


We offer domiciliary care services throughout the area of Retford and surrounding supporting older people to live independently in their own homes.  At Home Instead we are able to offer a wide range of one to one services tailor made to your needs and home visits can be from an hour a day up to 24-7 care that includes weekends and holidays.

We are CQC regulated and have won many awards included a 5 star employer award for the 3rd year in a row and voted in the top 20 care providers throughout the whole of the east midlands

Services are tailored to your requirements and can include personal care; home help covering all aspects of day to day housework, shopping, etc.; and companionship services that can involve escorting clients on outgoings or appointments to simple conversations, along with specialised services for people with dementia and their families.

Our mission locally is to make a difference to the lives of those requiring home care through the delivery of high quality, compassionate care with an ambition to change the face of aging.

The Inspirational Learning Group

The Inspirational Learning Group develop and deliver innovative and engaging enterprise and career focussed challenges for delivery in schools and colleges. We work with some of the UK’s biggest companies and universities to bring real life enterprise tasks and activities into the classroom supporting young people to exercise the soft employability skills required for their future.

Our Flagship programme is The National Careers Challenge – the largest careers and enterprise competition in the UK with over 400,000 young people taking part to date. Through a series of activities, students get the chance to solve a real business challenge set by our corporate sponsors and develop the essential skills they need to thrive in whichever career pathway they choose.

The Inspirational Learning Group is part of Dev Clever PLC, who are also the innovators behind the world's first career search and discovery platform Launch Your Career. Since the acquisition in the summer of 2021, the company is building the foundations of the world's first social and skills network that is set to transform the way the world learns, trains and prepares for the world of work.

Laing O'Rourke


The Laing O’Rourke Centre of Excellence for Modern Construction, is Europe's largest and most advanced pre-assembly manufacturing facility.

The investment in our own purpose-built facility, which opened in 2009, has united the power of our experience and knowledge of construction with state-of-the-art processes and technology, providing our clients with leaner, smarter and more cost efficient options for the built environment.

We are people powered. Founded on over a century and a half of engineering experience, our highly trained and committed employees continue to make Laing O’Rourke what it is. We offer opportunities spanning a diverse range of disciplines from early talent to experienced professionals, in locations across the UK, the Middle East and Australia.

We want to combine your experience with purposeful technology to yield powerful results for the world’s biggest construction and engineering projects. Our people are a different breed. Highly trained and committed, our teams have the skills and knowledge required to innovate the sector and provide certainty for our clients.

We have a range of exciting opportunities. Join us and you’ll have the chance to choose a future that’s right for you.   We’re Laing O’Rourke and we deliver certainty through the power of experience.

Moody Direct

 We are a leading supplier of engineering solutions to the dairy, food, beverage, brewery, chemical and pharmaceutical industries. From our head office in Retford, we turnover more than £14m annually with over 80 staff across the UK.

Our team of engineers travel to customer sites across the entire UK to perform servicing and maintenance on a range of process equipment. They're supported by a team of fitters and welders based at our workshop in Retford.

Many of our service engineers started out as apprentices in our workshop before qualifying and moving into their current positions. We look for ambitious, hard-working people to take on our apprenticeship roles with the distinct aim to recruit them to full time service engineers once qualified.

NHS Rampton Hospital


Rampton Hospital is one of three high security hospitals in England and Wales. The Hospital's mission is to work with commissioners, patients, carers and staff to lead the development and provision of high quality, cost effective, secure forensic health care.

Supporting patents with Mental Health & Learning Disability in a high secure health care environment via its team including registered nurses, health care assistants, social worker, occupational therapist, doctors, catering, IT, housekeepers, gardeners, speech & language therapist, psychologists.

We employee people with our trust following our values of team work, honesty, compassion, trust and respect.   We normally recruit through NHS job website (inc. apprenticeships) and we offer flexible placements for students.

Rampton Hospital is part of the wider Nottinghamshire Healthcare who provides integrated healthcare services in a variety of settings, ranging from the community through to acute wards, as well as secure settings. It also provides healthcare in prisons across the East Midlands. Its budget for 2020/21 is £470m.

The Trust is committed to a sustainable future and works hard to reduce its carbon footprint.


Nationwide Building Society

Nationwide is a financial organisation that provides personal accounts for the public. These range from current accounts, credit cards, loans and mortgages.

Nationwide Building Society employs over 15,000, many who work in our branches, admin centres & working from home.

Nationwide is the nation's largest building society, throughout the UK. Job roles range from member representatives in branch to contact centre consultants. Having a positive attitude and personable nature is a must - typically recruit through direct recruitment on the website.

There are roles available in all areas of our business & to suit many different people.
North Notts College

North Notts College deliver technical career focused courses and apprenticeships. We offer courses from entry level through to level 3 before choosing to progress on to Higher Education with us.

Our technical courses and apprenticeships will help you develop essential employability skills by involving you in challenging projects, practical work experience with employers and the chance to enter regional and national competitions, all supported by training in our industry-standard facilities from lecturers who are experts in their field.

North Notts College is a part of the RNN Group who meet the needs of thousands of employers, adults and school leavers every year and contributing at the heart of our communities.

The RNN Group includes three colleges of career-focused further and higher education and the National Fluid Power Centre. We educate school leavers, undergraduates, employees and those re-joining the workforce.

In total, we employ or engage over 1,000 staff to educate and train over 11,000 people each year, including over 1,000 apprentices.  We work at the centre of our local communities, contributing to civic life and economic renewal. 

Notts Fire and Rescue Service


Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service offers a range of jobs and career opportunities including roles as Whole-time and Retained Duty System Firefighters and Fire Control staff. In addition to this, the Service has a number of Support Service functions such as ICT, Human Resources, Finance, Procurement, Fire Protection and Community Safety with a mixture of professional, technical and administrative roles.

As a firefighter at Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service you would become part of one big family. You would be working within a highly skilled team to respond to everything from fires to floods and water rescues to road traffic collisions. You would also spend a lot of time working within the local community to try and create a safer Nottinghamshire; by educating people on how to prevent such incidents from occurring.

Our firefighters are ordinary people that use existing life skills, as well as the skills that they get from their firefighter training, to do an extraordinary job.

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service employs people in a diverse range of Support Service roles, the majority of which are based at our Service Headquarters in Bestwood Country Park.  The support functions include Finance, Procurement and Estates, Corporate Communications, Information Communications and Technology, Fire Protection, Community Safety, and People and Organisational Development (OD), which includes Human Resources, Learning and Development, Occupational Health, and OD and Inclusion.

Nottingham Trent University

 Nottingham Trent University;  Right in the heart of a vibrant student city, Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is one of the UK’s most innovative, modern and popular universities, with a fantastic record for launching successful careers.

In recent years NTU has been crowned “University of the Year” – the most coveted honour in the Times Higher Education Awards as well as The Times and Sunday Times Modern University of the Year, acknowledging success in both the national students’ survey and recent league tables.
As well as these industry awards, our teaching also achieved the highest gold award in the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework.

Performance Hub


Retford’s very first dedicated performing arts campus offers you the opportunity to study the level 3  BTEC extended diploma in performing Arts. This qualification is  equivalent to 3 A-Levels, which  gives you the opportunity to go on to study performing arts further through higher education, at University , Trinity collages or straight into employment. VLUK- Performance Hub Campus offers an exceptional Standard of training with a team of highly qualified and industry experienced tutors.

With a wealth of Industry Professional guest teachers from both the stage and the screen you can be certain your training will be second to none.  This 2 Year course comprises of:

  • Year 1 Performing Arts Skills- Exploring, creating and performing. Performing Arts Industry- Planning your career in the industry.
  • Year 2 Personal Performing Arts Portfolio- Planning, producing, self promoting. Collaborative performing arts project - Create, Develop, Produce.
A typical week is made up of 16 hours study where you will take part in practical dance, drama and singing classes. You will be given workshops from industry professional and take part in short projects to deepen your knowledge. You will be given time dedicated to Private study for tasks such as independent research and preparation reading.

Premier Foods

As one of Britain’s biggest listed food companies we’re committed to the UK, employing over 4,000 dedicated colleagues at 15 manufacturing sites and offices up and down the country. Around 96% of what we sell is made in the UK from quality ingredients, wherever we can sourced sustainably from British suppliers and farmers.

We operate primarily in the ambient food sector which continues to be the largest sector within the total UK grocery market. Our Grocery business is responsible for developing our portfolio of brands in four key categories: Flavourings & Seasonings; Cooking Sauces & Accompaniments; Quick Meals, Snacks & Soups and Ambient Desserts. Our Sweet Treats business is responsible for growing our brands in the Ambient Cakes category

In addition, the Group has a portfolio of other branded food products and a non-branded food business which manufactures products, such as cakes and desserts, on behalf of many of the UK’s food retailers. Our Knighton Foods ('Knighton') business manufactures and sells on-branded beverages and dessert products.

We’re also working hard to expand internationally by finding new markets for our brands around the world – our International business now accounts for around 6.5% of Group revenue. We have significant businesses in Ireland and Australia with established relationships with the major food retailers. In addition, we see further opportunities for a range of our brands, such as Mr Kipling and Cadbury cake, Sharwood’s cooking sauces and Batchelors packet soups in a number of markets including New Zealand, USA, South Africa and Canada

Skills Academies

 Skills Academies operates pre-employment construction training facilities in Sheffield, Rotherham and Nottingham, with a new academy opening in Worksop in February 2022.

In addition to pre employment training, Skills People Group also offer a variety of construction courses to business across the region.

Our range of courses cover skills across construction, health & social care and business administration. Most of our courses are available to take online, but those that are classroom-based are held at one of our Academies.

Sunbelt Rentals


Together, our team of specialists provide rental equipment and managed solutions into every market and sector including: construction, industrial, energy, infrastructure, government and events.
We are part of the FTSE100 Ashtead Group plc, the global leader in equipment rental. We’ve brought together our entire family of leading product and solution providers, making it easier for customers to access our equipment and expertise. We’re committed to new, innovative technologies and sustainable ways of working.

A single vision with a single name. We are Sunbelt Rentals.  Together we own the future of rental. We set the standard. We keep evolving. No-one matches our capabilities.

Our mission is to deliver a world-class rental experience for our customers through our specialist teams of empowered, engaged and motivated experts.

Our people are at the very heart of our values and they are our greatest asset. Join us and we’ll give you the training and support to ‘make it happen’ for our customers throughout your Sunbelt Rentals career.


We are a Traffic Management Service company. We employ 65 people 10 of which are office based over 2 depots in the North & South. We offer a bespoke turn key solution to the industry by supplying individual Operatives for a day to multi million projects across the UK.

We have opportunities for Business and finance apprenticeships any applicants will need to be educated at a level 2/3 apprenticeship and willingness to work out of hours when needed.

We are looking to train and develop inexperienced people to become part of the operations gangs that travel the country. All applicants must be 18yrs of age and have a willingness to do manual labour. We provide training and development so there is just a willingness to work well in a team outside both day and night. 

Via East Midlands Limited

Based in Nottinghamshire, with a multi-skilled local workforce and a range of highly trained staff at a few different locations throughout the county.   Via East Midlands provides sustainable highways services for Nottinghamshire and across the wider East Midlands region.

Our roles include highway maintenance, electrical works, mechanics, construction, forestry, road safety, civil engineering and much more. We combine a public-sector service ethos with a strong commercial focus and we are passionate about innovation and creating and delivering sustainable solutions safely across Nottinghamshire and the wider East Midlands.

People are at the heart of Via and we ensure all our employees are recognised and appreciated for their efforts.   We work across the breadth of highways and civil engineering, so have you considered Via to kickstart your career?   We offer flexibility between home and work life with our approach to flexible working and the option to buy more annual leave.

Volunteer It Yourself (VIY)

Volunteer It Yourself (VIY) is a Community Interest Company that provides free on-site construction volunteering opportunities for young people aged 16-24. We particularly focus on working with young people who are not in education, employment or training (NEET) or at risk of becoming NEET, and to those who are interested in a career in the trades.

VIY projects offer young people a chance to get involved in community renovations at venues they may use or benefit from, learn new vocational skills from skilled trades workers, meet new people and have the opportunity to gain Entry Level 3 City & Guilds accreditations, globally recognised qualifications that could help with employment opportunities in the future.

VIY also actively looks to provide young people with progression opportunities after their time volunteering on a project. Our Progressions Manager, Sonya, helps young people line up further training, internships, apprenticeships and employment opportunities, in the construction industry and beyond.

Worksop Town Academy

Here at Worksop Town Academy we are passionate about providing young players and students within our local community with the opportunity to excel in the game and reach their ultimate potential.

Coached & educated by our excellent and experienced team of UEFA qualified coaches, we aim to develop technically & tactically excellent footballers who show determination, passion and drive for the sport as well as great young people ready to take the next steps in their education or career within the sports industry.

The programme benefits from:

  • Elite level training led by carefully selected UEFA Qualified Coaches.
  • World-Class facilities, including a brand new artificial pitch.
  • Fun and engaging football sessions tailored to the specific age group’s understanding and ability.
  • Sessions designed to develop young players’ confidence and ball mastery.
  • Chance to compete against the very best young players in the local area and beyond!
  • Open to all players (boys and girls) aged 8-16 years.
All coaches have fully enhanced DBS checks and up to date First Aid training.

You Before Two


Our aim is to promote and deliver relevant, frank and empowering educational workshops to secondary school aged students in North Nottinghamshire, on issues such as sexual consent, healthy relationships, mental resilience, family planning (with a population/planet awareness) and safety online.

These educational areas cannot be taught in disparate pieces, as all are inextricably linked and an adverse event in one area, in particular an unplanned, unwanted pregnancy can then disrupt all the other areas of that young person’s life.

We teach choice and the magic and meaning behind the ‘planned, wanted child.’

  • Our vision: A young person in control of their lives.
  • Our mission statement: To empower and educate young people to protect their own sexual and mental health before entering into a serious relationship or having a baby.
We also work to free up and focus funding from already established local organisations, with the main aim of getting the right support, at the right time, to the child.

Contact us

Tim Gladman - Skills Officer (Economic Development)
M: 07551 827 248
T: 01909 533 533

E: tim.gladman@bassetlaw.gov.uk
Bassetlaw District Council, Queen's Building, Potter Street, Worksop, Notts, S80 2AH.

Last Updated on Wednesday, July 6, 2022