Mansfield & Ashfield 2020 together we mean business

​Encouraging Local Businesses to provide Young People with Opportunities!

Recent studies show there is an increasing number of young people in 6th form opting not to go to university. This means there is now a cross section of young people with the desire to go straight into employment with training and career progression opportunities.

The Post 16 Career Internship Programme has been mapped against the newly launched D2N2 Employability Framework developed by the University of Derby and Evolve Trust. The framework aims to address the ‘mismatch’ between the skills young people leave schools, colleges and post-16 training programmes with, and the skills actually being sought by local employers. The problem for young people competing in an ever increasing jobs market is the ability and opportunity to be proactive in stimulating their own

​Students Sales Sizzle at Summer Market Day

Learners from schools across Mansfield and Ashfield took part in the third Junior Enterprise summer Market Day in Mansfield on the hottest day of the year.

Students took on the challenge of creating their own business idea and then selling their products to the general public on Mansfield’s Westgate.

​Film Showcases Local Young Writing Talent

A film celebrating the creative writing talents of youngsters across Mansfield has been launched on YouTube, showcasing the third ‘WrittenByMe’ Short Story Competition.

The competition, run by the Mansfield Area Partnership with support from local businesses, saw entries from pupils across the district, who submitted stories and poems from a variety of genres.

Business leaders share management advice

Business leaders brought their expertise to the table last week by sharing their knowledge with university-level students at West Nottinghamshire College.

​Businesses back the Writers of Tomorrow!

Young people from Mansfield based schools are given the opportunity for the 3rd year running to get creative and submit a short fiction story or poem based around themes such as magic, watching and crime.

​WrittenByMe 2014 Book Launched

Young writers who entered the WrittenByMe short story competition were among the first to see their names in print at a book launch to celebrate their achievements. Hosted at Mansfield Library the event bought together category winners, sponsors and judges to celebrate the achievement of the youngsters who took part.

Mansfield Web Marketing firm welcomed as a Career Champion

The award winning team that drives the Career Champion scheme in the Mansfield area to bridge the gap between young people and businesses were delighted to welcome the 71st local business as a Career Champion at the July Mansfield 2020 breakfast meeting.