Jobs and skills for the future

Working with education providers and business to make sure that there is a clear route into rewarding careers for young people in Mansfield, and that we are attracting new, well paid jobs. We've already made huge progress on funding, new partnerships and opportunities, and making this a massive national priority.

We've brought together a new partnership between West Notts College and Nottingham Trent University to deliver Higher Education and degree level qualifications from the Mansfield campus, we've ensured that Mansfield and Ashfield are a priority area for school improvement bringing new funding and support, we've secured millions of capital funding to help create new local opportunities, and nationally the Skills Bill will promote new career paths through technical and vocational education.


Lifelong Learning Guarantee

As part of our new Lifelong Learning Guarantee, anyone who doesn't have a level three qualification (A-Level or equivalent) can now access hundreds of free courses to help them train or open up new work opportunities

See here for more information


East Mids bid for a Freeport

Meeting colleagues and the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership about our bid for a Freeport around East Midlands Airport. It's a huge opportunity for a well-connected site that can create thousands of jobs on our doorstep, and the bid goes in this week to make our case to Government.

Boost in jobs and dining experiences in Mansfield

Some really positive news that three chain restaurants are set to move into Mansfield, boosting jobs and dining experiences. Taco Bell, Tim Hortons, and Domino’s Pizza have made a £12m proposal to move into the former bus station facility.

Take a look here

Lifetime Skills Guarantee

Great news on skills! Tens of thousands of adults will be able to benefit from almost 400 free courses next year as part of the Prime Minister’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee, helping our country build back better after the pandemic. 

PM's 10 point plan to create more jobs

The PM has launched a 10 point plan to create jobs in 'left behind communities' and parts of the country that most need the economic boost.

Successful start to the Kickstart Scheme

Last week we began our Kickstart Scheme, creating high-quality, government-subsidised jobs for 16-24-year-olds across the UK. Today Rishi Sunak confirmed over 19,000 have been created already. And tens of thousands more are expected in the months ahead.

Expansion of the Job Support Scheme

Businesses across Mansfield have benefitted from £64,068,147 worth of COVID support loans since the start of the coronavirus outbreak.

£500m Youth Investment Fund

Earlier this week I asked the Treasury Minister Steve Barclay about the £500m Youth Investment Fund, which was promised last year but has been delayed due to COVID.

Job Entry Target Support Scheme

The Chancellor has launched a new scheme today to support hundreds of thousands of people back in to work with targeted help.