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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.

Norwich For Jobs joined New U in celebrating their first anniversary, where we presented them with their Gold Award Certificate.

Norwich For Jobs Monday Support Club customer Chris is currently undertaking work experience and this has developed him beyond expectation. He is really enjoying it and always arrives early! Norwich For Jobs young person, Emily is due to start work experience this week. Other Norwich For Jobs Monday Support Club customers have also enjoyed their time at the New U Shop.

Sue Buffin, Project Manager from New U said "We are delighted to be working with Norwich For Jobs and to receive our 'Gold' status. Our ethos is to support young people towards work and we are so pleased to be part of such a worthwhile project".

The shop will also provide 'smart' clothes for any occasion that young adults (16-30) can borrow for job interviews or similar occasions. This is aimed at those who could not otherwise acquire suitable clothing.

Address: Level 2, Castle Mall, 100 Castle Meadow, Norwich, NR1 3DD