Employment Training Hub

The Hub offers employment and training opportunities to people who live in Nottinghamshire and have a learning disability, autism or Asperger’s.

Our training programme lasts up to three years and the goal is to get you ready for the jobs market. You must want to achieve some form of paid employment to be accepted onto the programme. You may be able to complete the programme in less time based on the number of days you attend and your abilities.

The Hub offers employment and training opportunities in a range of different activities in a real work environment:

  • horticulture
  • retail in our farm shop
  • food preparation and food safety hygiene in our kitchen prep room
  • food service in our cafe
  • administrative office-based activity
  • employability preparation. 

You can be referred into the hub through our social work team, Community Learning Disability Team, i-work team, occupational therapist, GP or through your school / college. You can also refer yourself by phoning 0300 500 80 80 or emailing russell.potter@nottscc.gov.uk.

Although the training on offer is not vocational to all prospective trainees, many areas of the training programme will contain skills are transferable throughout the workplace and will give trainees a good understanding of a working environment.

Once entered on the programme the trainee will work closely with an Employment Service worker and an Employment Inclusion Worker who will give support and guidance throughout the time spent here at the Employment Hub.

The progress of a trainee will be monitored and reviewed at 12 week intervals. Trainees can access the training Monday to Friday (8am to 4pm). The length of the training will depend on the number of days attended and the ability of the individual. However, once a training plan has been agreed the number of days attended must be adhered to.

Once enrolled on the programme, it is the responsibility of the trainee to attend on the agreed days and to travel to and from the Employment Hub by themselves. Trainees are responsible for their own travel expenses.

It is the responsibility of the trainee to arrive on time wearing appropriate clothing provided and to work in a safe and sensible manner as would be expected in the workplace.

On successful completion of the programme, or at the end of the agreed time limit, details of the trainee will be passed on to the i-work team who will support the individual in finding and securing employment.

If at any of the review stages in the process it is considered that an individual is not engaging in the programme the process will end before the agreed time.

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