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Norwich For Jobs welcomes Employers to Apprenticeship Fair

On 17th November, Norwich For Jobs was deligted to welcome employers including AVIVA, City College, CTS, Easton & Otley College, Ingeus, KFC, Kingswood, MINT, Norfolk & Suffolk Care Support, NHSFT, Norfolk & Suffolk Care Support, Norfolk & Norwich Univ Hosp, Norfolk Community Health & Care NHS Trust, NORSE, NTS to an Apprenticeship Fair.

Norwich For Jobs continues to make progress whilst preparing for a leadership hand-over

Norwich For Jobs this month is pleased to announce that it is continuing to make progress in supporting young people whilst preparing for a temporary change in leadership as Chloe Smith MP begins her maternity leave.

Since Phase 2 of Norwich For Jobs launched in January 2015 we have helped:

·         37 young people take part in employer-led mock interviews & CV advice sessions

·         409 people take part in work-shadowing & work-taster days

Swarm Apprenticeships supporting Apprentice, Harry

Swarm Apprenticeships is a Norfolk based apprenticeship training provider with a difference. Swarm helps small businesses take on highly empowered apprentices whose roles will have a dramatic impact on the business growth.  By mixing classroom based training and business mentoring, Swarm uses the innovative Enterprise skills apprenticeship to develop a more commercial and entrepreneurial attitude in apprentices in business.

Chloe Smith MP speaks up for those with disabilities and help conditions during DWP Questions

Chloe Smith, Member of Parliament for Norwich North has today spoken up during the Department for Work and Pensions Questions seeking help for people with disabilities or health conditions wishing to enter work, and called for better cooperation between the Department for Work and Pensions and the health service.

 

Earning, learning or both: MPs' group on youth employment talk apprenticeships

Chloe Smith, MP for Norwich North, this week chaired the latest cross-party meeting on youth employment, focusing on apprenticeships. Addressing the meeting, the Prime Minister’s apprenticeship adviser, Nadhim Zahawi, outlined the progress being made by the Government’s Earn or Learn Taskforce.

 

Jade's Story: 'Going back to work after having my son'

Shortly after my son turned a year old I was invited to attend a “back to work” meeting at my local job centre.  At the time I was claiming income support and desperate to get back to work and start bringing in a wage again. My mum had offered to help with any child care needs I had and I felt it was the right time to go back to work. During my meeting I explained that I was looking to embark on a career with room to grow, so I could provide the best possible future for me and my family. I was then told about the work experience placements on offer within the job centre.

Norwich For Jobs: We are delighted to welcome Minister of State for Employment to our Three Years On Event

On Friday 22nd January 2016 from 08.00-10.00, Norwich for Jobs will be hosting a ‘Three Years On’ Celebration at the Lancaster Suite at the Holiday Inn (Norwich Airport).

 

The Norwich For Jobs Steering Group will proudly host an event that thanks all the employers who have worked so hard with us to help achieve our great success stories in 2015, and thank them for their continued support into 2016. We also welcome new employers who want to ‘get on board’ and give a Norwich young person a chance.

 

Norwich For Jobs: We achieved so much in 2015; we’re going to be working even harder in 2016

The Norwich For Jobs project: a year in review

 

What target did we set ourselves?

 

In our first phase, we helped halve Norwich’s youth unemployment, getting hundreds of young people into work. 

 

Archant Work Taster Day

 

On Thursday 19th November 2015, Archant, Steering Group Members and Pledged Employers to the Norwich For Jobs Project held a work-taster day to young people aged 18-24 claiming Jobseekers Allowance and claiming Employment Support Allowance, or Income Support. 

 

The work-taster day provided an opportunity to develop awareness of Archant plus general careers advice about working in Administration, Production, Sales, Telesales, Distribution and Marketing and improving job-hunting skills.   

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