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Norwich for Jobs campaign calls for experts to help cut youth unemployment

Norwich For Jobs is organising a seminar with key county figures and organisations to help it better understand how to support hard-to-reach young people who face particular barriers to finding work.

Representatives of the YMCA, probation service and Blue Cat Initiative are among those set to attend and campaign organisers hope they will also bring along some of the youngsters they work with to share first-hand stories of their job searches.

Norfolk employers urged to provide more work experience opportunities

A leading figure in the Norfolk business community has called on employers to provide more work experience opportunities for young people as part of the Norwich for Jobs campaign.

Andrew Barnes, senior partner at law firm Howes Percival in Norwich, is a member of the NFJ steering group and runs its employer panel.

He has called on businesses to develop work experience programmes to give more school-age and college students a taste of a real working environment.

East Anglian Air Ambulance support Norwich for Jobs campaign

The East Anglian Air Ambulance is one of the latest organisations to support the Norwich for Jobs campaign and is celebrating the recruitment of a new apprentice.

Natalie Cotton, 20, was recruited through the Norwich For Jobs (NFJ) initiative and started her role as lottery administrator for the charity’s lottery department at Norwich Airport earlier this month.

To mark her appointment and the partnership between the charity and campaign, the EAAA invited Norwich North MP Chloe Smith, who leads NFJ, to start the air ambulance’s Friday lottery draw yesterday.

Chloe represents Norwich For Jobs to support N&N apprentices’ charity event for National Apprenticeships Week

Chloe Smith MP, as founder of the campaign and Chair of the Norwich For Jobs Steering Group will on Friday 15th March, be helping raise the profile of apprenticeships by supporting a static charity cycle organised by apprentices at the Norfolk and Norwich university Hospital.

Chloe represents Norwich For Jobs shadows an apprentice for National Apprenticeships Week

Chloe Smith MP, as founder of the campaign and Chair of the Norwich For Jobs Steering Group will on Friday 15th March, be shadowing an apprentice based at Face to Face Finance in Norwich to mark National Apprenticeships Week and as part of ‘Brathay Apprenticeship Challenge’.

Chloe represents Norwich For Jobs to showcase apprenticeships with local firm

Chloe Smith MP, as founder of the campaign and Chair of the Norwich For Jobs Steering Group will on Friday 15th March, be showcasing the benefits of apprenticeships for both employer and young person in a visit to local firm, Eyre.

Norwich For Jobs was invited to visit Eyre by JTL Training to mark National Apprenticeship Week.

Norwich for Jobs campaign organises workshop taster day

Budding mechanics were given a chance to try out their preferred career at a Norfolk training centre on Tuesday.

 

 

Organised by the Norwich For Jobs (NFJ) campaign, a group of eight job seekers, aged 18 to 24, headed to the Action Community Enterprises (Ace) site at Rackheath Industrial Estate.

The young people – seven men and one woman – are all currently claiming jobseekers’ allowance and are keen to pursue careers in the motor industry.

Chloe Smith hosts Careers networking Event in Westminster for UEA Students

Chloe Smith, Member of Parliament for Norwich North, will on Wednesday 13th March 2013, be hosting a Careers Networking Event in Westminster for UEA Students as part of National Apprenticeships Week.

The event will be attended by Politics Students from UEA and representatives from other organisations, including the Civil Service Fast Stream, with the aim of allowing students to seek introductions to organisations that may prove useful to a career in politics.

Chloe comments ahead of the event:

Employers pledge more than 100 jobs for Norwich For Jobs campaign

Employers have pledged to help young people make the most of 101 jobs, 36 apprenticeships and 78 work experience placements as part of the Norwich for Jobs campaign.

In their first official update, one month after the launch of the initiative, the Norwich Foundation for Jobs has revealed the extent of the support flooding in from businesses and organisations across the city.

Chloe Smith, MP

An interview with Chloe Smith, MP, one of the founders of Norwich for Jobs. This interview was conducted by a member of the N4J Youth Panel.

So, the one that lots of people are asking: why young people?

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