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.   

'How Norwich For Jobs has helped me' by Kerry Stone

"Norwich for Jobs has helped me to find Work Experience in a School, which may lead to permanent work as a result. Also, Norwich for Jobs has helped me to find out about other support available locally. Norwich for Jobs has helped make me less nervous to talk to new people and I have made new friends and learnt new things." 

'Where are they now?' Nathan Shreeve-Smith

I joined the NFJ campaign back in 2012 after graduating. The campaign gave me a much needed boost to my CV and provided me with the tools and advice when looking for a Job. Three years down the road I now work as an Assistant Communications Advisor in London for an NHS organisation, supporting Hospital Trusts and aspire to progress into policy and political communication.


I hope to see the NSJ campaign rolled out to other areas of England, bringing together young people, local business and the local community with the aim of getting young people employed.     

'Where are they now?' Posy Cuthbertson

Since taking part in Norwich For Jobs, I’ve been lucky enough to have a few different jobs. Unfortunately, they punctuated a frustrating period of unemployment after I moved away from Norwich. It was my friends and family who helped me continue to apply myself, but the free advice from Norwich For Jobs and Jobcentre Plus that really taught me how to apply.

Big boost for Norwich for Jobs phase two

Chloe Smith, MP for Norwich North and founder of the Norwich for Jobs project, has welcomed the Chancellors announcement of additional support for disabled jobseekers.


Delivering his Autumn Statement, the Chancellor said:


“We’ll increase in real terms the help we provide to people with disabilities to get into work.


Chloe Smith visits newly recruited employers, Dipples Jewellery Store

Chloe Smith MP, Chair and Founder of the Norwich For Jobs Project on Friday 20th November visited Dipples Jewellery Store in Norwich.

Chloe met Chris Ellis of Dipples who was keen to know more about the project and how his business could help young people through work experience opportunities.

Norwich For Jobs would like to welcome Dipples aboard and to thank them for their support.


Ready for Work?

Your chance to find out about local job opportunities, speak face to face with employers, and much more:


At The Halls,

St Andrews Hall

St Andrews Plain,




Wednesday 23 September 2015 10.30am – 2.30pm


Norwich For Jobs: Calling Norwich Employers - Can you offer Work Experience through Norwich For Jobs?

Norwich For Jobs: Calling Norwich Employers - Can you offer Work Experience through Norwich For Jobs?

Norwich For Jobs talks about its second goal whilst maintaining record progress on beating youth unemployment

Norwich For Jobs Phase 1 Project:

When we launched the ‘Norwich For Jobs’ project at the start of January 2013 we were seeking to halve Norwich youth unemployment in two years.

Norwich For Jobs: A huge ‘Thank you’ to our Employers

Norwich For Jobs on Friday 23rd January 2015 celebrated the culmination of two years of working aimed at reducing youth unemployment in Norwich, and launched Phase II, which seeks to engage with and support more young people, including those traditionally considered ‘harder to help’.


Norwich For Jobs is now pleased to announce the final figures from its two-year phase 1 project and wishes to use this opportunity to send out a heart-felt thank you to all of the employers, large and small that made this goal achievable.



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