City College Norwich

For City College Norwich, pledging its support to the Norwich for Jobs campaign seemed like a natural continuation of the work its does every day for Norfolk’s young people. Like all the NFJ steering group members, Dick Palmer, the college’s chief executive, is further demonstrating his commitment to the campaign by taking the employers’ pledge. The Ipswich Road campus plans to offer a range of opportunities from apprenticeships and internships to help with CV building and offering training for work programmes for employers who are considering taking on a young person in need of a little extra support. Mr Palmer said: “Most people come to City College Norwich to get a job and it can be really disheartening to find out that there are no vacancies out there and all the jobs require previous experience. Norwich for Jobs can really give our young people hope that we really do trust in them as being our future and give them real opportunities to try out work in apprenticeships or placements, for example.” The chief executive said he would also be encouraging the many businesses he came into contact with to consider taking the pledge too. He added: “We see – everyday – the fantastic potential of our young people in the city, and just how much they can contribute to the economic development of our area if only given the chance.”

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