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Norwich for Jobs celebrates KindaKafe achieving their Silver award for their work with young people

Norwich for Jobs was pleased to present KindaKafe with their Silver award for their work with supporting young people. The KindaKafe is a community cafe and events venue owned by the Missing Kind charity. KindaKafe offers supportive work placements for young people facing barriers to gaining employment. In 2018, over 30 young people and young adults participated in work placements where they gained confidence and work skills by volunteering in the cafe and supporting events.

Norwich For Jobs visit The Feed.

Norwich For Jobs enjoyed our recent visit to The Feed on the Prince of Wales Road.

We visited The Feed with a number of our Monday Support Club Members, who learned about the social enterprise, which offers catering and employability courses.

The visit allowed our Monday Club members an opportunity to see first-hand what services The Feed offers, and to look at the opportunities they offer as a route into a career in catering.

More information about The Feed can be found on their website: https://thefeed.org.uk/

Norwich For Jobs celebrates New U achieving Gold Award

New U Shop, Castle Mall and 'Norwich for Jobs' working in partnership to support our young people.  

The New-U shop is unique in that it operates on the basis of donate, swap or loan and no cash transactions will be made but will operate using a voucher system. The other purpose of this shop is to give young people the skills and confidence to progress into employment by offering retail work experience placements in a supportive environment. It is a unique relaxed atmosphere, ideal for our vulnerable N4J customers.

Shane’s Story

In September 2017 Shane was referred by his Job Centre Plus Work Coach to the Norwich For Jobs Team to get additional support and help in finding a job.  Shane was 24 and had never worked and with his ADHD, he’d had a challenging time at school. 

 

Norwich For Jobs will be celebrating our 6 Year Anniversary with a unique Reverse Jobs Fair

Norwich For Jobs will, on Friday 25th January 2019, be celebrating 6 years of successfully helping young people into work by hosting a ‘Reverse Jobs Fair’.

The event, which is taking place at The Great Hospital, will see around 50 local employers come together to receive an update on our work since the start of the project. Many employers attending are Norwich For Jobs certificate holders, and will be joining us for a special photo opportunity with their certificates, as well as employers who will be presented with their certificates at the event.

Celebration Event and Reverse Jobs Fair

On Friday 25th January 2019 we are hosting an exciting event, where we will be renewing our appeal to the Norwich community and making it even easier for local employers to get involved. We will be updating you on our work, and giving you a chance to hear back from employers and young people who have worked with us. We will also be presenting some special certificates.

If you already have a Norwich For Jobs Certificate, please bring it with you to our event for a large group photograph!

Norwich For Jobs partners with The Prince’s Trust and Jarrold Department Store to support young carer.

Norwich For Jobs has proudly partnered with The Prince’s Trust and Jarrold Department Store to support a young carer move forward with his employment journey.

 

James, a 19 year old young man who is a full-time carer for his mother, has struggled to move forward with finding work, due to his caring responsibilities. Having completed studies in engineering, James was unsure of how to proceed with his future.

 

Rhys' Story

Rhys suffers from Dyslexia, he looks after the welfare of his younger brother and lives with his Stepfather.  Lacking in confidence and direction, Rhys, after discussion with his Work Coach, decided to start on the Monday Support Club.  He received much one to one support from, and joined in various activities on the Support Club.  This developed his social interaction and communication with others.  Through various support offered via NFJ, Rhys made progress, by attending external visits to employers and participating in activities to develop his self esteem.  Every Monday was different.

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