We're committed to helping our residents who are looking for work, to find work. We offer a variety of opportunities to help you find a job. This includes practical support such as CV writing and interview skills, training opportunities and work experience.
We’re joining Nottingham City Council and partners across the region to deliver a new programme called Way2Work.
If you live in Nottingham and want to return to work or training after a long time out, we can help. We offer a range of support services to help address the challenges you may be facing in finding work, including;
- help with CV writing
- applying for jobs
- support with completing application forms
- signposting to job opportunities
- advice on the local training options and courses that are available
- life-skills support such as financial advice.
The programme is specifically aimed at unemployed people who face multiple barriers to work including those without basic maths and language skills, single adult families, people from BAME communities, the over 50's, and people with disabilities or health conditions which have a long-term and significant impact on their daily lives.
If you would like some support, please register with us.
The Way2Work Project is part-funded by the European Union through the European Social Fund (ESF).
Nottingham Works 4 You (NW4You)
Dedicated employment support for 16-24 year olds in Nottingham who face barriers to finding work.
We can provide a wide range of one-to-one support, for things like:
- Job searching
- Writing a CV
- Completing job applications
- Interview preparation
- Apprenticeships and training
- Overcoming personal barriers
A work experience placement is a voluntary placement in a working environment, usually lasting between one and two weeks. It’s a fantastic opportunity to see what the world of work is like, and to gain experience that will help you up onto the career ladder.
It will provide you with some basic employment skills, such as timekeeping, communication, team-work and planning.
Who can apply?
Work experience is a great opportunity for anyone who is looking to change career, move on into employment or for students considering their next steps after education. As long as you live within the Nottingham City boundary and are between the ages of 14 and 65 you can apply.
Please submit your details by clicking on the button below - you will be asked to attach a 'personal statement' and/or a covering letter. Please just attach a word document with some brief information about what sort of work experience you are interested in and why.
Once you have submitted your expression of interest for a work experience placement, someone from the Employability team will make contact with you as soon as possible to discuss next steps.
Nottingham City Homes is proud to be recognised as one of the top 100 apprenticeship employers in the country.
Our apprenticeship programme brings diverse talent into our business, develops and grow our future talent pipeline, and reinvigorates our existing workforce.
We offer apprenticeships in business administration, customer service, IT, caretaking, and in a range of construction trades – electrical, joinery, heating, plumbing, bricklaying and plastering. Apprentices gain on-the-job training, study for a qualification and earn money while they learn.
Anyone over the age of sixteen can apply. Our diverse population of apprentices ranges from school-leavers to people looking for a change of career and women who want to get back into work after raising a family.
We follow Nottingham City Council’s pledge of Nottingham jobs for Nottingham people, with our own emphasis on creating work and training opportunities for Nottingham City Homes tenants. Applicants must live in Nottingham city. The exceptions to this are if you are registered disabled or come from a care background – if so you can apply whether you live in Nottingham or not.
Our apprentices work a 37-hour week, with rates of pay dependent on your age and the type of apprenticeship you take. You’ll also go to college, usually for one day a week, to get a qualification at either NVQ level 2 or 3 in your chosen area. We pay for your study and your college attendance counts as part of your working week so you would be paid for your college day too.
Apprenticeships can take between one and four years to complete depending on the level of apprenticeship and type.
It’s a mutually beneficial arrangement - you earn money, gain a qualification and benefit from learning from experienced employees – many with more than 20 years’ service. We gain a skills pipeline for the future, with many of our apprentices choosing to stay with us at the end of their apprenticeship.
Throughout your apprenticeship, our dedicated team make sure that you receive the support and guidance you need.
If you are interested in an apprenticeship opportunity with us, keep an eye on our vacancy page, particularly during March. You must apply online – we don’t accept CVs.
Women in construction
Ever considered a career in construction?
Why not come along to one of our FREE women-led workshops and find out what it’s like to be a plumber, electrician, joiner, plasterer, gas engineer, painter and decorator, or bricklayer?
You’ll gain new skills, meet new people and have fun!
Childcare can be provided for Nottingham City Homes residents, but do speak to us in advance.
Places are limited so please call 07904 583 937 or email us to reserve your place.
The workshops run from 9.30am until 2.30pm and are held at Nottingham City Homes, Harvey Road, Bilborough, Nottingham, NG8 3BB
If you are an NCH tenant and would like us to contact you about receiving support to find work, please complete our employability registration form.
Schools employability support
Many young people live in council housing in Nottingham, and we want to engage with these young residents. We can’t do this alone and recognise that working with local schools is one of the best way to extend the reach of our employment support.
As part of our objective to inspire, we are committed to working with local schools to improve young people’s transition from education to employment through our local school employability offer.
View our school employability offer here.