Support for businesses recruiting staff in Greater Lincolnshire

The Greater Lincolnshire LEP is working with the National Careers Service and Futures to support businesses at the present time, whether making redundancies or needing to make changes to the workforce. 

Futures is a publicly-owned, not-for-profit social enterprise, created in 1995 by Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County Councils. 

To find out more, visit the Futures website: www.the-futures-group.com

To talk to a Futures Business Adviser about any of these support packages, please contact Futures for Business on 0345 850 8899 or email: hello@futuresforbusiness.com

  • Recruitment support – Futures provide a range of online recruitment support linking our candidate pool with your workforce needs. The organisation can source, assess and screen candidates according to your specification and assist you to engage with them, virtually. This includes promotion and advertisement of vacancies, application sessions, and candidate briefings on role requirements
  • Candidate pool – Futures is working closely with DWP and other partners to realign our support for new claimants via the National Careers Service and other employment programmes we deliver. These activities will deliver a substantial pool of good quality candidates drawn from sectors that are contracting as result of Covid-19 and Government advice and restrictions
  • Training provision – Futures can deliver pre-employment training, licences or other technical requirements necessary for staff to perform the duties required in the new roles of your changing workforce. There may be a mismatch in skills and behaviours between the candidate pool and theroles you have available. We can help address this through online learning platforms such as BKSB for Functional Skills
  • Sub-contractors and employment agencies – Futures can work with your sub-contractors, helping them to overcome their workforce challenges so they can continue to supply and meet their contractual obligations to you. We can also help you find temporary employment solutions, either through our own Futures Apprenticeship Training Agency (ATA) or third party employment agencies, allowing you to move quickly and have the staff in place you need in these unprecedented time

Virtual Careers Fair

Following the success if its first Virtual Jobs Fair in May, with over 1000 jobs, apprenticeships and volunteering opportunities promoted, the National Careers Service is hosting its second fair from Monday 8 to Friday 12 June to promote local vacancies and support citizens to get back into work.

As before, the Virtual Jobs Fair will travel round different regions and give employers the chance to post current opportunities on their social media which the National Careers Service will promote on their channels during #JobsHour.

Follow our social media channels @NationalCareers and NationalCareersService as we post more details throughout the week. If you have any questions or would like to get involved contact the helpline on 0800 100 900 which is open 7 days a week from 8am until 10pm.

The dates and times are published on GOV.UK, and in the image below. 

Support from the Department for Work and Pensions

Locally, the DWP are still receiving advertisements from recruiting organisations. The best source of connectivity for both employers & employees to new opportunities is the county JCP twitter account. 

The Job Help site provided by the DWP is specifically aimed at those now looking for employment

We are also advertsing Key Sector vacancies on our Employment Opportunities page. If you would like to advertise any vacancies for free on this website, please email gllepbusinessintelligence@lincolnshire.gov.uk 

Page updated 5th June 2020