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Seven Norwich for Jobs young people are now celebrating being taken on in full-time jobs at Marks and Spencer store

The city’s Marks and Spencer store embraced the Norwich for Jobs campaign by offering eight-week work placements to 12 young people - and seven of them are now celebrating being taken on in full-time jobs.

Store manager Mark Robertson described the campaign, launched by city MP Chloe Smith to halve the area’s youth unemployment in two years, as a “win-win for employers and young people”

He said they would be offering more work placements under the Norwich for Jobs banner in August and that said everything about the scheme’s success.

Serco awarded Gold certificate

Serco, alongside its NHS colleagues at NNUH, has supported the Norwich for Jobs programme since its inception in 2013 and works closely with local community partners such as The Prince’s Trust, Project Search and Jobcentre Plus to offer diverse work entry opportunities.

So far this year, the company has hosted a CV and interview skills advice session, two ‘About Us’ presentations, a work taster session and offered work experience placements.  These activities have already resulted in three young people securing jobs at the hospital this year.

Regional law firm Howes Percival has been commended for its work to help tackle youth unemployment in Norwich

Howes Percival has received a bronze award from the Norwich for Jobs scheme, which is spearheaded by Norwich North MP Chloe Smith and the city’s Jobcentre Plus

The voluntary project – which began its third phase in September – aims to reduce unemployment among 18 to 24-year-olds, with businesses offering apprenticeships, work tasters and CV and interview support.

Over the past year Howes Percival has supported the initiative by running mock interviews, giving training on writing CVs and offering advice and support at the Norwich for Jobs club.

Norfolk County Council awarded ‘gold’ for employment support

Norfolk County Council has been awarded ‘gold’ for its outstanding support of the ‘Norwich for Jobs’ programme.

Norwich for Jobs is a voluntary project that aims to reduce the number of young people registered as unemployed within the Norwich area by assisting them to find appropriate work through CV and interview advice, tours of workplaces, work tasters, work experience and apprenticeships.

Norwich For Jobs Event "Changing Lives" 4 Years On

Norwich For Jobs is celebrating four years supporting young people into employment and to become job-ready.

The Norwich For Jobs Steering Group would like to invite you to attend our celebration breakfast on Thursday 26th January at Holiday Inn North, Norwich to help mark this occasion.
Since its launch in 2013, Norwich For Jobs has changed the lives of over 2,000 young people in our city.

This important event is a chance for you, as an important employer for us to thank you and to celebrate our joint successes in helping change the lives of young people in Norwich.

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