The Nottinghamshire: City and County Employment and Skills Board works with partners throughout the region to carry out an array of activities with the aim of improving the skills and employment opportunities of people across the County.

These activities cover a range of areas of interest; from priority sectors, health and the workplace and adult learning to the Department of Work and Pensions City Strategy Programme and the ongoing economic recovery at both a national and local level.

Below is a list of some of the more recent projects we have worked on, or are currently working on - click on headings to find out more.

Current projects

City Skills Plan

The NCCESB is working, as the lead partner in agreement with the two equivalent Employment and Skills Boards that cover the D2N2 LEP area, to develop and implement a LEP Skills Plan...

Health and Work

A Steering Group was set up to lead on the delivery of a joint Health and Work strategy on behalf of the NCCESB and Nottingham City Council. The Health and Work Steering Group (HWSG) has evolved to cover all of Nottinghamshire and provides governance for the Nottinghamshire Fit for Work Service and its legacy activities.


The NCCESB is committed to developing a sector-based approach to help inform and target future activities of partners and stakeholders. Using the work of the NCCESB and Experian, several sectors have been identified as priority sectors for Nottinghamshire...

Nottinghamshire Fit for Work

Nottinghamshire Fit for Work Service is a health service designed to support local people and their employers living in Ashfield, Mansfield and Nottingham to stay healthy and in work.

Work Clubs

Work Clubs are a new initiative to help Nottinghamshire people get (themselves) into work. They give people the chance to meet others looking for work, build new contacts, share job hunting experiences and get advice on interview techniques, CVs and even volunteering opportunities. 

Past projects


Project 365

Project 365 was ambitious initiative in which saw partners and local businesses work together to help the people of Nottinghamshire into employment.

Running from 1st April 2012 to 31st March 2013, the campaign set out to deliver an activity a day that would make a real difference to the local community. These were to be achieved through partnership working and would have to be over and above the opportunities already in place.

City Strategy

Since 2007, the NCCESB has delivered the Department of Work and Pension's City Strategy Programme, which focuses on achieving higher levels of employment and lower levels of economic activity. A key element of the City Strategy work carried out was a research programme that would further develop knowledge and understanding of Nottingham's labour market, and enable the NCCESB to identify appropriate solutions for the most disadvantaged of Nottingham's minority communities, including some of the newer ethnic communities whose needs may not be considered in our more traditional ‘BME' employment activity.


Economic Recovery

Since 2007, the economic situation has created a tough environment for businesses of all sizes to operate within. To support employers through this difficult time, the NCCESB created a task and finish group with the purpose of supporting the formulation of a joint response to the economic downturn by partners.

Nottinghamshire Loves Learning

In February 2010, a partnership of learning providers from across Nottinghamshire came together to deliver a weekend festival of informal adult learning: The Nottinghamshire Loves Learning ‘Big Learning Weekend'. The festival ran over fours days, offering over 200 events, embracing over 130 providers from the public, private and third sectors, and engaging thousands of adult learners.

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JUL 22 2013

How to Succeed at your next interview

The Work Club session on Wed 31st July will cover managing nerves, making the right impression and answer prep.

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New Work Club is launched....

Nottinghamshire County Council are launching a new Work Club at West Bridgford Library this month.

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