Placing Futures Ltd is an independent consultancy service linking vocational learning to schools and employers.
The business supports schools to make links with vocational education either at Key Stage 4 alongside GCSEs or Post 16 into apprenticeships, study programmes or traineeships.
Placing Futures Ltd actively links training providers to schools in Chesterfield and the wider area and forms links with employers to develop relationships that communicate the current requirement of industry for recruiting school leavers into their sectors. Working closely with both of the local enterprise partnerships – Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire and Sheffield City Region to promote the business development sectors set out in each region’s development plans.
Director Gail Widerman has over 15 years experience in the work-based learning sector.
Gail Widerman says: “Chesterfield has such a wide variety of small, medium and large companies and a host of local training providers that are able benefit from forging strong links with local schools. Being a Chesterfield Champion enables me to make those links stronger and more productive though local networking and particularly being part of Made in Chesterfield.”