Is Nottingham Working?
Graham visited the offices of A4e in Nottingham on a fact finding visit to understand how the work programme is functioning in Nottingham. A4e Nottingham services the whole of Nottingham City and its surrounding area. It delivering the Work Programme, now in its second year of operation, provides tailored support for unemployed customers who need more help to undertake active and effective job-seeking. Under the Work Programme, job-seekers are able to receive lots of personal support to help them move into employment and into self-employment and A4e enterprise advisers are based in most of A4e’s UK offices. Over the last year, A4e has been working to establish an team of professional staff with a range of specialist skills to support individuals across the UK. The flexibility given to service providers by the Work Programme has meant that A4e has been able to create a number of innovative programmes and specialist training to support local customers and employers. Graham said: I have been invited to see the work A4e are doing to try to get people back to work. We need to get people back to work and get our economy growing. I want government contractors doing as much as they can and today I will be checking on progress so far