Norwich firm backs jobs campaign by taking on apprentices

Taking on apprentices need not be a daunting proposition - that was the clear message from a leading Norwich heating engineers.


Gasway, based on the city’s Sweet Briar Industrial Estate, has taken on three new apprentices in support of the Norwich For Jobs campaign.

And operations director Barry Ellis said: “A lot of companies are put off because they think there is too much to it, but by going through the training provider, JTL, there were no hassles - they were able to help us source funding as well as sort out training.

Norwich International Airport unveils aviation academy vision

Bosses at Norwich airport are today set to unveil a major initiative to promote highly-skilled apprenticeships in the aviation industry.

Norwich International Airport has teamed up with KLM UK Engineering, its largest tenant operator to develop its Aviation Academy to be based at the airport site, which would see up to 40 apprentices training at any given time.

The academy is seen as crucial to the future expansion of the airport and comes on the back of the airport’s aeropark project which could create 1,400 new jobs.

From Norwich to London Norwich For Jobs as a Working Model to Help People into Work

Tom Adams, DWP Norwich For Jobs Project Manager and Amy Hams, Norwich For Jobs intern were invited to speak at the launch of Jobs for Tower Hamlets, a voluntary community led initiative inspired by the Norwich For Jobs model to tackle unemployment in one of the nation’s most deprived boroughs, in East London. Based on the same values, the campaign also aims to encourage local businesses to invest in local people, to connect local people with opportunities, and to focus the community on a common goal to get Tower Hamlets working.

Marks & Spencer launches second wave of work placement scheme in Norwich

Retailer Marks & Spencer yesterday announced it was launching a second wave of a scheme to offer job placements to youngsters in Norwich.

The firm which this year signed up to the Norwich for Jobs campaign aimed at cutting youth unemployment in and around the city, teamed up with the Princes Trust in July to set up its Make your Mark scheme, is now offering a further 16 places.

Previous candidates were all offered jobs under the scheme after completing an eight week work experience placement.

Firm supports jobs campaign

Leading manufacturing firm Heatrae Sadia is flying the flag for the Norwich For Jobs campaign by taking on two apprentices.

Teenagers Alexander Cooper and Marcus Easter were welcomed on their first day yesterday as the drive to halve the city’s youth unemployment in two years reached a major landmark.


One of the city’s most recognisable employers is backing a campaign to dramatically cut youth unemployment in the Norwich area.

Jarrold, which has its main store in London Street, is one of the prestigious Norfolk companies supporting Norwich For Jobs.

Managing director Peter Mitchell said: “2013 is not a good time to be entering the job market for the first time, either as a school leaver or a graduate.

Chloe Smith helps High School Pupils in their preparation for work

Chloe Smith, Member of Parliament for Norwich North on Friday 19th July 2013 joined students from Hellesdon High School in discussing work and plans for the future at workshop event.

The workshop event, run by Moco Moments, was designed to assist students in their preparation for the world of work; the students spent time looking at different sectors of industry, phone conversations with industrialists and business people and what businesses require from potential employees.

Norwich jobs scheme gets backing from senior government minister

A scheme aimed at cutting youth unemployment in Norwich which was launched by a city MP earlier this year has been backed by justice secretary Chris Grayling.

Backed by the EDP and Norwich Evening News, the aim of the Norwich for Jobs campaign is to halve youth unemployment in and around the city in two years.

Launched in January by Norwich North MP Chloe Smith, the campaign seeks to encourage the creation of 1,000 new jobs and opportunities for young people.

Growth leads to new office and staff for firm

Norfolk-based financial advisors Almary Green has expanded its offices at its Meridian Business Park HQ following the growth of the business.


The firm now occupies a second floor at the site and managing director Carl Lamb said that despite the industry being hit by the Retail Distribution Review, which has led to a 20pc drop in the number of financial advisors in the 12 months from December 2011, the firm had increased its head count by 20pc in the same period with staff numbers rising to 39.

Local initiatives help cut jobless totals – minister

Targeted local schemes such as the regional growth fund and the Norwich for Jobs campaign were playing a part in bring down the numbers claiming job seekers allowance, a government minister claimed yesterday.

Speaking to the EDP at Westminster, employment minister Mark Hoban said the programmes were having an impact. He spoke as the latest unemployment figures revealed that across Norfolk, Waveney and Fenland the claimant count fell 7pc compared to a year ago to 20,776 in June and 13pc on the previous quarter.


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