Chloe Smith, Member of Parliament for Norwich North, on Friday 1st March, presented local employer, Howes Percival with a Norwich For Jobs Award.
Chloe, Founder and Chair of the Norwich For Jobs Project, presented Howes Percival with their Silver Award, recognising their support and commitment in helping young people in Norwich become job-ready.
Howes Percival have supported Norwich For Jobs by offering work experience opportunities, mock interviews and CV advice to young people working with the project.
Chloe comments: “It was a pleasure to award Howes Percival their Norwich For Jobs Silver Award. I and all the N4J team are grateful to them and employers like them, who support us in recognising that every young person is an individual who deserves an opportunity.
“I am proud of all that the Norwich For Jobs project has achieved in its 6 year history, none of which would have been possible without the shared passion of local employers, like Howes Percival. I would encourage any employer who is interested in working with us to get in touch- there are a variety of ways to offer support, all of which help our young people take the next step in realising their career goals.”
Nicola Curle, Director at Howes Percival said: “We are delighted to receive the Silver Award and be recognised for our continued efforts in supporting Norwich for Jobs. The team of volunteers at Howes Percival have thoroughly enjoyed and valued the engagement with Norwich for Jobs candidates, undertaking CV reviews, mock interviews, workplace tours and presentations. We are keen to promote the broad range of opportunities and apprenticeships available in the Professional Services sector, including key support services such as IT/Finance/Marketing/HR/Administration. Helping local young people prepare for employment, has been extremely rewarding and we are proud to have made such a positive impact. We look forward to working towards Gold!”
This presentation comes ahead of National Apprenticeship Week, which seeks to promote apprenticeships to both potential employers and young people. Norwich For Jobs has supported young people into entering apprenticeships with local employers as a means of entering the job-market.
Norwich For Jobs recently celebrated its 6th anniversary with a reverse jobs fair, bringing together employers and young people in a setting that would allow young people to feel more comfortable engaging with employers.