Norwich For Jobs continues to make progress whilst preparing for a leadership hand-over
Author: Chloe Smith, Updated: 16 September 2016 11:23
Norwich For Jobs this month is pleased to announce that it is continuing to make progress in supporting young people whilst preparing for a temporary change in leadership as Chloe Smith MP begins her maternity leave.
Since Phase 2 of Norwich For Jobs launched in January 2015 we have helped:
· 37 young people take part in employer-led mock interviews & CV advice sessions
· 409 people take part in work-shadowing & work-taster days
· 302 people begin a work experience placement
· 199 people attend our Monday Job Clubs
· 113 young people have gone into work.
· The project has seen a total 336 separate young people engaged in personalised support.
Norwich For Jobs will continue to work hard to engage with young people who need personalised support to become job-ready over the coming months during Chloe’s maternity leave when Caroline Williams, CEO of the Norfolk Chamber of Commerce will stand in as Temporary Chairperson.
Chloe Smith, Member of Parliament for Norwich North and Chair of the Norwich For Jobs Project comments: “These figures are very encouraging, every one of these number is a person who is getting the support they need to turn their lives around. I have every faith that the project will continue to make excellent progress under Caroline’s guidance whilst I am on maternity leave; and I look forward to returning next spring.”
Caroline Williams, CEO of the Norfolk Chamber of Commerce and Temporary Chair of the Norwich For Jobs Project has said: "As temporary chair I have big shoes to fill for a few months but I am too am passionate to make a difference to these young people's lives. We are getting new businesses signing up to support N4J all the time but need more and would encourage all businesses to check out our website www.norwichforjobs.org.uk to see how you can help."