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Trainee Life at Ransomwood

This week is the start of an interesting journey for three young people who are spending over two months gaining work experience at Ransomwood. They will be working with the grounds maintenance team learning practical skills and seeing first-hand how to manage a woodland environment.

Some of the tasks will be to complete footpaths in the woodlands which will help Ransomwood by increasing access and egress in to the green spaces for all the Tenants and visitors to enjoy.

This work placement is part of a Traineeship programme being run in partnership between the Inspire and Achieve Foundation and West Nottinghamshire College.  Aimed at 19-24 year olds who are not in education, employment or training the Traineeship programme runs over four months and helps the participants improve their English, maths, employability skills, and helps them gain substantial experience within the working world.

What’s great about this programme is that the partnership with the charity, The Inspire and Achieve Foundation, means that the participants are mentored and supported throughout the programme, and the host business have access to a lot more support than usually offered via Traineeships or Apprenticeships. Their involvement also enables young people who need the most support to access the programme and take huge steps towards gaining employment.  If a business is looking for new staff it’s a great opportunity to see a young person operating within the workplace before any commitment is made.

With a lack of work experience being the biggest barrier for young people when seeking employment, hosting a Traineeship can have a huge impact on the young person you work with. If you would like to find out more about Traineeships or about the work the Inspire and Achieve Foundation do with young people please contact Pippa on pippa.carter@inspireachieve.co.uk 07891 529797 or visit the website www.inspireachieve.co.uk

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Google Reviews

  • Dave Watts


    Love this place

  • Maxine Dillon


    We rent an office here and it’s just such a lovely place to drive into everyday

  • Chris Kho


    Still love to walk around. I used to live in the big house at the top of the drive, it was Oak House then and I nursed at Ransom Hospital , Byron Ward which was on the left side of Ransom Hall car park. Oak House used to be Sisters accommodation. I think the main chef lived upstairs when I lived there and just me downstairs mostly. I loved it but had to keep my kitchen door closed because of the squirrels. Loved looking down the drive out of my bedroom and lounge windows, beautiful in Autumn and when it snowed, I worked at Ransom Hospital until it closed in 1987. Wonder why Oak House was later named Ash House? Lovely dining at Forever Green in the grounds whilst I reminisce.

  • Tony Lewis


    Absolutely spot on as regards setting up a virtual office. Really friendly and helpful reception staff, with onsite meeting rooms available if needed. Very pleased.

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  • John Redfern


    Good food

  • David Draper


    Great place for taking pets a walk, lovely cafe with meeting rooms.

  • Pete Edwards


    A great place

  • Daryl Statham-waring


    Brilliant place, they have all sorts of businesses there. A cafe, hypnotherapy, hypnopuncture as well many others. Worth a drive up just to see what's there. Furthermore, it's in lovely surroundings.

  • Jo Harris


    Just go there and walk for miles! Beautiful views from strawberry hill too.

  • Philip Merry


    Go experience

  • victoria chandler


    Great place,hidden away

  • T Butler


    Set in beautiful woodland.. a very relaxing place to work.

  • Bec Ward


    Very tranquil here, feel at real ease could get lost in my own thoughts

  • S Curran


    Lots of meeting rooms. Follow signes not sat nav to find entrence as its moved. Plenty of parking.

  • Andy long


    Nice business offices and restaurant

  • Robert West


    Love it. Great setting, and reasonable rents.

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