Phase 1 (January 2013 – January 2015)
The initial aim of Norwich for Jobs was to halve the number of unemployed 18-24 year olds in the city and help create 1,000 jobs for them.
This target was exceeded, with the Job Seekers Allowance claimant count being cut from 2,030 to 755. Thanks to the support of 177 pledged employers, supported by 54 partner organisations, 1,832 young people were helped into employment.
Phase 2 (January 2015 – September 2017)
Norwich for Jobs embarked on a second phase which aimed to change the lives of 100 young people considered ‘harder to help’. This too was successfully achieved – in fact, Norwich for Jobs helped change the lives of many more young people. View numbers here >
Phase 3 (Launched September 2017)
Phase 3 aims to build on the achievements of the project to date by working with all unemployed 18-24 year olds in Norwich, across all benefit types, with a target of achieving a further significant reduction in youth unemployment.
To support this aim, Phase 3 has seen the launch of a new employer-led Wednesday Job Club and a 4-week programme offering tailored support and matching unemployed young people with employment opportunities.