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Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Local Workforce Team

The Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire local workforce team provides expert advice and assistance to local organisations so that they ‘secure tomorrow’s workforce today and can help with workforce planning and the education and development of your staff.  

For information on how to apply for a work experience placement please go the work experience pages.

The team are part of Health Education England. For more information about our work please click here.

Working across Nottinghamshire

The Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire local workforce team supports partner organisations to deliver the following functions:


  • Workforce planning and development.
  • Workforce information.
  • Workforce modernisation.
  • Workforce development implementation.

Educational Developments

  • Learning Beyond Registration.
  • Wider workforce development.
  • Practice learning.
  • Widening Participation.

The Team has established collaborative working links and partnerships across the Nottinghamshire Health and Social Care organisations to develop mechanisms for delivering the relocated functions.                     

The organisations are:

  • East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust.
  • Nottingham CityCare Partnership.
  • Nottingham City Council.
  • Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.
  • Nottinghamshire County Council.
  • Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust.
  • Nottinghamshire Local Medical Committee/GP Providers, Local Pharmacy, Dental and Optometry Committees.
  • Private, voluntary and independent organisations.
  • Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
  • The six clinical commissioning groups within Nottinghamshire.

Several groups have been established by the team, with membership from the above organisations, to create lines of communication around key work streams and workforce issues that affect the local health and social care community. The key group is the Nottinghamshire Local Education Training Council (LETC) Workforce Board. Many of the organisations above are represented on the Workforce Board and have the responsibility of setting the strategic direction and monitoring of the Workforce Team’s activities.

Working in health and social care

Over 70% of NHS costs are on staffing. Having the right staff, with the right skills in the right place and at the right time is crucial to safe and effective service delivery to patients and service users. We start to think about this even before we employ staff. Attending careers events and giving talks to young people about careers in the NHS is all about attracting the right sort of person into the NHS to continue giving the best care to everyone.NHS member of staff at a careers event

When we look at directly employing staff we want to give young people the opportunity to begin their careers with us in clinical or non clincial roles. Apprenticeships offer on the job training which leads to nationally recognised qualifications which have been developed in conjunction with industry which makes them particularly relevant in an increasingly competitive job market.

To search and apply for apprenticeship vacancies go to the Apprenticeship Vacancy Matching Service. If you are interested in Apprenticeships within Nottinghamshire please go to Access Training for Business Administration and Health and Social Care opportunities and Prostart for Business Administration opportunities.

For an insight into what an apprenticeship is like, please read Phoebe Pike's acount of her time as an apprentice, which can be found in the related documents section at the bottom of this page.

If you are looking for a job in health please go to NHS Jobs, and if you are looking for career information around health please visit Health Careers or if you are aged between 14 and 19 visit Step into the NHS. For further information about working in Public Health please have a look at this informative video.

The National Careers Service was launched on 5 April 2012 providing access to independent professional advice on careers, skills and the labour market. The service is free for everyone aged 13 and above with online support or telephone advisors. In addition adults can access face to face advice in the community.

If you have thought about volunteering, each trust has volunteer co-ordinators who recruit people from the community who are interesting in helping out and making a difference to patients' lives. Details of these can be found on each trust website for NHS volunteering but you could also volunteer in a wide variety of setting. Details of Nottinghamshire organisations supporting volunteering can be found in the related documents section at the bottom of this page.

Our work experience offer across Nottinghamshire is centralised to enable those searching for work experience opportunites to be able to access everything in one place. You do not just have to be in school or college to apply for work experience. You may also be out of work or looking for a career change. We accept applications from anyone resident in Nottinghamshire. Details of the work experience on offer can be found here.

Contact Us

If you would like any information about the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire local workforce team, please telephone 01623 848869.

If you have a work experience enquiry please email HEEM.nottsworkexperience@nhs.net 

Follow us on Twitter @DerbysNottsWT

Write to: Health Education England, Level 1, King’s Mill Conference Centre, King’s Mill Hospital, Mansfield Road, Sutton-In-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire NG17 4JL

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