We are here to help you.

You will have access to your own personal consultant who will help you plan your journey back into work. We’ll work with you to identify your strengths, skills and abilities and identify any barriers you may have to employment.

We will provide you with a comprehensive support package, giving you the confidence to make those first steps back into work.

Our specialist employment consultants will work with you to identify your skills and match these to a job that is right for you.  We also work with a wide range of employers, across different work areas, to identify suitable vacancies.  

Once you are in work our support doesn’t stop there. We’ll keep in touch with you to make sure everything’s going well. We’ll be on hand to answer any questions, and to support you with any challenges you might face.

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire

Are you eligible?

You must be currently unemployed, over 16 years old and have one of the following barriers:

  • be over 50
  • be a lone parent
  • be an ethnic minority
  • have a disability or are managing a health condition
  • have caring responsibilities
  • have a basic skills needs
  • have mental health issues
  • have a criminal conviction
  • are drug or alcohol dependent
  • have no or low qualification
  • have a language barrier

If you are still not sure, then please register and we will get back to you very soon.

Success stories from Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire

Woman on course

Partners help Helen back to work after 16 years unemployed

12 July, 2018

Buxton woman Helen Singleton is back in paid work for the first time in 16 years after help from our partners delivering the Links to Work programme..

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Binde’s back in business

30 January, 2018

In July 2017 Binde was referred to the Links to Work programme in Nottingham.

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Upcoming Events

31 Aug

Accredited training – August

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire's new course tutor, Amy Butler will be running a series of Small Firms Enterprise Development Initiative and City & Guilds accredited courses throughout August.

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Meet the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire team

Kally Cheema
Kally Cheema

Engagement Consultant

Kally’s role is to engage, inspire and support people who are looking for help to get back into sustainable employment. She works across Nottinghamshire to enrol people onto the Links to Work programme.

Michael Bingwa
Michael Bingwa

Performance Manager

Michael is responsible for managing the performance of the Links to Work programme and driving employment opportunities across the Nottingham and Derby area.

Theresa Jamson
Theresa Jamson

Personal Consultant

Theresa works as a Personal Consultant. Her role is to support our customers whilst on programme to help them overcome any barriers and secure sustainable employment.

Glenda Casteloes
Glenda Casteloes

Health Coach

Glenda works as a Health Coach on the Links to Work team in Nottingham. She is a trained Occupational Therapist and supports customer with any health related issues.

Grant Allen
Grant Allen

Personal Consultant

Grant is a Personal Consultant and works with customers throughout their journey into sustainable employment.

Sam Ridyard
Sam Ridyard


Sam is responsible for facilitating the Engage and Inspire programme to Links to Work customers.